Spring Break, Apr 2-6

Dear Friends,

During the Trenton Public Schools’ spring break, YSI offers very limited office hours. Some YSI staff and volunteers chaperone the spring college tour from April 2-6. This year’s tour includes universities in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia. The universities are a mix of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), rural style campuses and those with strong athletic programs.

College tours are an important step in the college preparatory process for young people. Attendees have the opportunity to experience the college setting and are better able to select a college that best suits their learning styles and career goals.

YSI staff members thank our volunteers, donors, funders, parents of attendees and the community for their support which helps us to provide another youth development milestone, the college tour experience.

Best regards,
YSI staff

First Marking Period

Dear Friends,

The first marking period of the school year is complete. Volunteer tutors and YSI staff are excited about the academic performance for many of our tutoring program participants. It is fulfilling to see that the efforts of the students and volunteer tutors result in better grades in school. Parents, your willingness to seek out and utilize community partners to help your child’s educational advancement is commendable. Well done.



Happy New School Year!


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. YSI staff members are excited to provide innovative and responsive programs to help Trenton area youth enhance their academic and cultural development.  SAT preparation classes, public speaking classes and Reading Instruction are a few of the services provided this fall. Sign up now and reserve your space. Class sizes are limited so that each child receives individual attention.

Visit us during our open house schedule to learn more about our programs and history of successful service to area youth. The open house hours are Thursday, 9/14 from 5p.m.-7p.m., Friday, 9/15 from 12p.m.-2p.m. and Saturday 9/16 from 10a.m.-12p.m. Free private parking and reception desk are the rear of the building. Please see the “about us” page for regular office hours.

Summer Slide Is Not Playground Equipment

Studies indicate that most students lose some academic skills over the summer. To combat the “summer slide” parents are strongly encouraged to register their children for academically-oriented activities during the summer break. The summer is also ideal for remedial work to “catch up” on a subject or enrichment work to get ahead.

Young Scholars’ Institute has a variety of a intellectually engaging programs for students in grades Pre-K to 12.   Please contact us to register your child today.

Summer Scholars

Grades Pre-K-7: Full day program (reading, math, science and tech; recreation & weekly trips).
7/3 – 8/25.   Most vouchers accepted.

Pre-College Scholars

Grades 8-12: Math and English instruction; essay writing; college/scholarship search & career planning.  9:00a-1:30p; 6/26 – 8/11

Overnight College Tours

Grades 6-8: 2-day tour  Jul. 25-26 and
Grades 9-12: 3-day tour Aug. 15,16, & 17.

SAT Prep

Grades 8-12:  Thirty hours of instruction and two diagnostic tests. 9a-12p or 12:30p-3:30p;
7/28 – 8/12.


March Tutoring Schedule

Young Scholars Institute
Calendar Tutoring Schedule Updates

March 2017



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PRE-STEM 10A-12P  for all students
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COLLEGE  Admission WKSHOP 8A-2P for grades 8-12
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College Readiness Happens Here

College readiness begins years before the 11th or 12th grades.

Reserve your space today for a better tomorrow.

3/25 College Admissions Workshop (8-12th grade students and their parents learn about the process)

4/1 SAT Preparation Course (prepare for the June test administration)

4/17 College Tour (9-12th grade students enjoy visiting 8 universities, VA Beach and more)

Young Scholars’ Institute offers remedial and enrichment tutoring services to help strengthen students’ overall academic performance.

Spring 2017 Programs/Events


Tutoring program – January 24
SAT Preparation – January 28
Reading Adventures program – February 4
Pre-STEM program – February 11
College Admissions Workshop – March 25
College Tour (5 days) – April 17
Career Speaker Series – April 26




Spring 2017 Programs


Program Grades Description
College Admissions Workshops 7-12 YSI staff members facilitate two all-day workshops that provide information on college admission, financial aid and career planning for students and parents.  A light meal is provided. Registration is required.
College Tours 6-12 Middle and high school students visit college/university campuses and learn about the expectations on college.Tour dates vary.
Cultural Activities


K-12 YSI participants attend theatrical productions, visit museums, explore historically important sites and more.  Student participation is in accordance with the age appropriateness of the activity.
Edward W. Bullock
Career Speaker Series
8-12 Middle and high school students and their parents attend events designed to expose students to various career fields and aid career exploration. Registration is required. Refreshments are served.
Pre-School Ages 3-5 This ten-month program provides district pre-school children an opportunity to prepare for a successful kindergarten experience. Certified instructors use Creative Curriculum to teach children in a safe and nurturing environment. There is no cost to Trenton families.
Pre-STEM Seminar
(Science Technology Engineering & Math)
5-8 The pre-STEM Seminar exposes local middle school students to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The meetings are led by college students and career professionals who facilitate math and science lessons with hands-on activities. The seminar meets two hours per week on the 2nd and 4th Saturday.
Reading Adventures with the Deltas 1-5 The sorors of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. encourage local youth to appreciate the power of reading. The program is held the first Saturday of every month from 10:00a.m. -12:00p.m.
SAT/ACT Preparation Course 9-12 Skilled instructors provide math and verbal instruction for the SAT I and the ACT. The course meets after school from 5-8:00p.m. and on some Saturdays from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. It is offered several times per year.
Summer Enrichment Program Pre-K-12 The YSI Summer Enrichment Program provides daily academic instruction in language arts, mathematics and science as well as recreational and cultural activities.
Toastmaster, Inc 5-8 Public speaking exercises transform students into effective communicators. The class meets Saturday from 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Tutoring K-12 Volunteer tutors from local colleges and the local professional community provide instructional sessions each week in all subjects. Tutoring takes place on Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.


Happy New Semester

Young Scholars’ Institute’s spring semester begins January 24. All programs are open for registration. YSI staff encourages parents, friends and neighbors to obtain program details and share them with area youth. There are a variety of enrichment programs, remedial support and special events to assist students in their academic pursuits and cultural development. Several programs include parental participation to help parents become education advocates and enable them to reinforcement the healthy study habits that students need.