FAQ- Summer 2019

When is YSSS 2019?

The program will run from July 7, 2019 to July 28, 2019.  Please note a small group of students will be arriving on July 6, 2019 due to flight schedules.

What programs are available for 2019?

Please see our Mentor Sites page for detailed descriptions of the mentorship sites.

How do I apply?

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will send you information on registering for the YSSS program. If you have not received the information, please contact your Jack Kent Cooke Foundation educational advisor.

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.

What is my daily schedule like?

This is an example of a typical day at YSSS:

7:30-8:30 Breakfast
9:00- 4:00 Mentorship (one hour break for lunch)
4:00-5:00 Free Time
5:00-6:00 Dinner
6:30-7:15 Mandatory Evening Meetings
7:15-9:30 Evening Activities
9:30- 10:00 Student Personal Time
10:00 In-Room Curfew

For more information visit our YSSS Experience page.

Will I be able to access the UConn gym?

Unfortunately, UConn Recreational Services will be offline all throughout July 2019 because they are moving all of their equipment, weights, and machines to the newly built UConn gym on Hillside Road. We will have plenty of outdoor activities available and morning runs for those interested in exercising regularly, but no access to the UConn gym facilities.

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