YSI Programs

Young Scholars' Institute provides a plethora of programs for students in grades Pre-K through 12. YSI programs are aimed at strengthening academic skills and overall development. Scroll down to explore some of YSI's current programs! Additional services and programs may be offered in response to community needs. Please contact the office to receive our complete program list and to receive our current fee schedules; some programs are free!

Tutoring

Volunteer tutors from local colleges/high schools and the local professional community provide instructional sessions each week in all subjects via Zoom. Dates and times are to be determined. Registration and fee are required.

REGISTRATION (Payment is required before submission of application.): 

Payment - Please buy the course HERE in our virtual shop (make sure to choose the correct grade level - elementary/middle or high school). Alternatively, you can mail a check to 349 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 as soon as possible, then email mcoleman@youngscholarsoftrenton.org for an application and schedule. 

Test Preparation

SAT Preparation

Skilled instructors provide math and reading instruction for the SAT via Zoom. Dates and times are to be determined. Registration and fee are required.

 

REGISTRATION (Payment is required before submission of application.): 

Payment - Please buy the course HERE in our virtual shop. Alternatively, you can mail a check to 349 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 as soon as possible, then email mcoleman@youngscholarsoftrenton.org for an application and schedule. 

Book Club

A virtual book club is held via Zoom for three groups (grades 5-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12). We explore novels by African-American and Latino authors that highlight cultural contributions, challenges and triumphs. Books are provided by Young Scholars' Institute for the time being. Limited space!

 

REGISTRATION (Payment is required before submission of application.): 

Payment - Please buy the course HERE in our virtual shop. Alternatively, you can mail a check to 349 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 as soon as possible, then email mcoleman@youngscholarsoftrenton.org for an application and schedule. 

College Preparation

College Admission Workshop

YSI staff members facilitate a virtual workshop that provides information on college admission, financial aid and career planning for students and parents. This workshop takes place in the fall and spring. Registration is required. 

College/Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

These informative and intensive virtual sessions on essay writing for college and scholarships applications take place in the fall and spring. Registration is required. 

Acting with Broadway Star Carrie Compere

For Grades 7 through 9

Broadway actress Carrie Compere, who has been featured in musicals such as The Color Purple and Holler If Ya Hear Me, is hosting an 8-week virtual acting course with YSI students. Topics covered are scene work, character development, monologues, preparation for auditions and more! This course is sure to improve students' communication skills and confidence.

 

REGISTRATION (Payment is required before submission of application.): 

Payment - Please buy the course HERE in our virtual shop. Alternatively, you can mail a check to 349 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618 as soon as possible, then email mcoleman@youngscholarsoftrenton.org for an application and schedule. 

Career Speaker Series

Middle and high school students, as well as their parents, can attend panel discussions designed to expose students to various career fields. Dates and times are to be determined.

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