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Urban Academic Academy

  • Darius Dove
  • Assistant Director
  • 609-570-3164

Program Description

The Urban Academic Academy provides college preparation, guidance, and support for low-income 11th and 12th graders who reside in Mercer County. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students who graduate from high school, and subsequently attend college. Enrichment sessions are held on Saturdays, after school and during the summer, with an emphasis on language arts, math and science.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%