When is YSSS 2020?
The program will run from July 10, 2020 to August 2, 2020.
What mentorship sites are available for 2020?
Please see our Mentor Sites page for detailed descriptions of the mentorship sites.
How do I apply?
You will be receiving an email from the YSSS staff with a link to register for the program. Registrations will be due Wednesday, March 25th by 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time). Site preference will be given to the scholars that return their registration by the deadline. Those scholars that miss the deadline will have to pick from the remaining sites after everyone else has been placed. Please note, YSSS is open only to Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholars.
What should I bring?
Students should bring essential items such as sneakers, appropriate clothing, a sweatshirt/jacket, toiletries, laundry detergent, backpack, and school supplies.
For a more complete list, see our Preparing for YSSS page.
Where will I live?
You will live in a residence hall on the University of Connecticut campus. You will be housed in a suite with 2-3 other students, sharing a bathroom and a small common space. Additionally, you will be provided with 3 meals a day that you will choose from menu selections at a dining hall on campus.
For more information about the experience, please visit our YSSS Experience page.
How will I spend my time?
Will I be able to access the UConn Recreational Center?
Yes, all YSSS participants will be provided with access to the new UConn Recreational Center. For detailed information about the equipment available at the facility, please visit the UConn Recreational Center website.
Can I earn college credit for YSSS?
Yes! We are so excited to be able to offer three (3) college credits to all scholars participating fully in mentorship site activities. Each faculty, staff, or graduate student mentor will give you a "grade" at the end of the three-week mentorship program and the UConn Registrar's Office will officially place three college credits, labeled as UNIV 1999, on your UConn transcript. You can then transfer these credits to the college or university of your choice, as long as the other institution accepts it. You can find specific instructions on how to request your transcript here: Transfer Credits.