Providence, R.I., September 25, 2018 – The
College Crusade of Rhode Island today announced the start of its fall 2018
schedule, which features dozens of programs designed to prepare students in
Rhode Island’s low-income communities for educational success.
a ten-week Critical Thinking & Writing Workshop based at Providence
College, students engage in critical thinking, large- and small-group
discussions, and individual writing about the media. In Saturday Math
Academy, students build math skills that complement their classroom
learning. In Cru Club, students meet afterschool and on Saturdays for a
variety of enrichment activities, including mentoring, homework help, financial
literacy, science and engineering workshops, life-skills workshops, book clubs,
career speakers, and service learning.
highlight for middle school students is the popular 10-week Crusade
Adventure & Academic Program (CAAP), which develops skills in
leadership, problem solving, team building, and healthy risk taking. Special
opportunities for high school students include a robotics workshop at
Brown University that culminates in the statewide FIRST Tech Challenge
competition, and dual enrollment classes at the Community College of
Rhode Island that allow students to earn college credits. Throughout the fall,
College Crusade students will also tour the campuses of Bentley University,
Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, Providence College,
Stonehill College, University of Rhode Island, and Wheaton College.
addition to helping middle school and high school students prepare for higher
education, The College Crusade also offers support for students who are just
starting college this fall. Welcome events and monthly advisories
held on campus at Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, and Community
College of Rhode Island focus on connecting college students to resources and
supports that ensure their long-term postsecondary success.
mission of The College Crusade is to increase high school graduation, college
and career readiness, and college completion for youth in Rhode Island’s
low-income communities. For more information, please visit www.thecollegecrusade.org.