Supported by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation the Young Scholars Senior Summit (YSSS) program engages JKCF scholars in high-level learning in areas of their interest. The goal of YSSS is for scholars to work on authentic research projects with mentors who are experts in their disciplines. The Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development coordinates the YSSS program by facilitating scholar placement at “mentorship sites” with faculty around the UConn Storrs campus.

Going Virtual!

For the 2021 summer program, the YSSS program will be entirely virtual. Mentors are developing sites that will offer the same hands-on experience, but within a virtual setting.

YSSS in the News

WHUS Radio: Dec. 04, 2019- d’Archive Episode 32: Young Scholars Senior Summit and Social Justice 

Three Scholars discuss social justice research projects they contributed to at their mentorship sites.

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Young Scholars Senior Summit Program
2131 Hillside Road
Unit 3007
Storrs, CT 06269-3007