Students Shine at CSUN Summer Programs

  • Two students enjoy an entertaining and informative lecture on education at Algebra Camp. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • An algebra instructor assists students with math equations. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Algebra Camp students, who ranged in grades 1–12, take notes during a lecture about how to “Stay Ready for Success” and prepare for college. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Sunny Days campers have a little arts and crafts fun with their camp counselor. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Kids at Sunny Days Camp try to stay cool and enjoy some fun in the pool. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • A camper shows off her artistic talent. Photo by Lee Choo.

This summer, the California State University, Northridge campus was buzzing with hundreds of bright and eager minds ready to learn and gain new life experiences. Only this time the bright minds were not the usual college students, but instead elementary, middle and high school students who participated in several summer youth programs and workshops offered at the university. Two important programs offered this summer included Algebra Camp, a six-week program geared primarily toward African-American students to ensure the successful transition from high school to college, and Sunny Days Camp, a program that caters to students in grades K-7 where children can participate in sports, arts and crafts and field trips.