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.