August 19, 2014 | Events
On August 18 approximately 417 new students came to Guttman Community College for their first day of Summer Bridge. This required 11-day program, ending on September 2, ensures all incoming students are prepared for their coursework in the fall. During Summer Bridge, students learn what is expected of them academically and explore their strengths and challenges as learners. They work with faculty, staff, and Peer Mentors to develop strategies for success and gain practice completing assignments similar to those that will be required during the first-year program.
Summer Bridge is also a time of self-discovery. Students develop relationships with faculty and staff and make new friends and a support network. It is also a time to build community and develop a school culture of achievement and appreciation for diversity.
Activities during the Summer Bridge Program include:
- an introduction to college reading, writing and mathematics
- a mini-project for students to practice working with their peers
- creation of electronic portfolio where students keep their work while at the college
- field experiences that explore New York City as an extended classroom, including visits to 18 different neighborhoods.