Take IT and Go Anywhere

Take IT and Go Anywhere

Student Programs

This is a collection of programs for students who would like to connect with other high school or community college students interested in IT and computer science and mathematics. We will be expanding this list as we go, but if you are already involved in a program and don't see it listed here, please let us know!

Click on one of the following links to go to that section of the state:

• Greater Boston      • Western MA

Greater Boston:

MIT Outreach Programs

High School Programs:

Saturday Engineering & Enrichment Discovery Academy

SEED Academy is a seven semester enrichment and technical career exploration program focused on strengthening students' math, science, and communication skills through engineering activities for high school students in Boston, Cambridge, and Lawrence, MA.Seed tree logo


Julian S. Green
Website: http://web.mit.edu/seed
Email: seed@mit.edu


SEED C.O.R.E. Program
SEED Confronting Obstacles and Realizing Excellence (C.O.R.E) Program

SEED C.O.R.E Program is focused on increasing the quantitative reasoning skills through a 2-week math intensive course fo rhigh school students in Boston and Cambridge.


Julian S. Green


MITES Program
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science Program

MITES is a six and a half week residential summer program that provides the top high school seniors in the nation with the challenging and supportive academic experienes needed to be successful in America's top universities. The program supports MIT's mission to provide all of our students with the intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community and to serve the nation's need for a diverse pool of highly qualified scientists and engineers, including underrepresented minorities.


Shawna L. Young
Website: http://web.mit.edu/mites/
Email: mites@mit.edu


MIT/YMCA Partnership in Engineering, Sccience, & Technology Exploration.

MIT/YMCA Partnership in Engineering, Science, & Technology MYPESTE provides local students with a 2-week experience on MIT's campus that includes lessons on roller coaster physics, biology, math, robotics, and tours of the chemistry nanotechnology, media, civil and environmental engineering, aeronautics/astronautics, electron microprobe, and Sloan Automotive laboratories. Students also visit the MIT Musuem.


Julian S. Green

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Western MA:

Student Bridges

"The mission of Student Bridges is to increase college access & success for underrepresented students by building partnerships with local schools & community organizations; offering colleges awareness, preparation & success activities; & advocating for enhanced institutional & public policies & practices."

Program Components:

1. College Preparatory Academic Tutoring/Mentoring:

Student Bridges places UMass students as tutor-mentors at partner schools & programs in the Holyoke-Springfield are. Tutor-mentors are required to enroll in an academic component course.

2. Community Outreach and College Awareness:

Student Bridges hosts college awareness & preparation workshops,trips to UMass, & community-based events that encourage & prepare youth to attend college.

3. Policy Advocacy:

Student Bridges collaborates with faculty, schools, community organizations, & national & local coalitions to advocate for policies & practices that support college access & success for underreresented students.

4. Supporting Retention:

Student Bridges collaborates with Freshman Achieving More for Undergraduate Success (FAMUS) to provide social networks & support for underrepresented students enrolled at UMass.



Student Bridges
306 Student Union Building
41 Campus Center Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003br> 414-545-7676

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