2024 Summer Programs

Lasell University's Youth Innovation Program (YIP) offers enrichment programs for high school and middle school students that provide an opportunity to gain valuable academic experience and practical life skills.  Get a glimpse into the college experience, during this one week program which develops confidence and competencies to create desired change while earning college credit.  Not only will you gain knowledge from our engaging faculty, but you will meet a diverse group of exceptional people. 

Students will engage in discussions, lectures, interactive tools and videos.  Experts in the various industries of creative thinking will provide insights on creative critical thinking. Some coursework outside of class will be required to prepare students for in-class discussions, reflection assignments and a final project. 

Below are the courses that are being offered:

Financial Literacy for Teens Social Justice Writing for Teens
MOOLAH MAKER:
FINANCIAL LITERACY
SOCIAL JUSTICE WRITING  iMAZZiNATiON: CREATIVE THINKING FOR TEENS SNEAKER STUFF: HOW SHOES GO FROM AN IDEA TO BOX 

Learn money basics and how to invest to build wealth. 

Discover your social justice voice through writing and movies. 

Become more creative by reframing the way you think and by using interactive tools Learn how shoes are designed and developed. Do weekly creative shoe design challenges. 

Dates

April Break
April 15-19, 2024

SUMMER 2024

Session 1
July 8-12, 2024
Session 2
August 5-9, 2024 

Dates

April Break
April 15-19, 2024

SUMMER 2024

Session 1
July 8-12, 2024
Session 2
August 5-9, 2024

Dates

April Break
April 15-19, 2024

SUMMER 2024

Session 1
July 8-12, 2024
Session 2
August 5-9, 2024

Dates

 TBA

Program Information

Spring/Summer 2024 Sessions 

Spring Session Dates: 

Spring Session: April 15 – 19 (Orientation, TBA)

Summer Session Dates: 

Session 1: July 8 – 12 (Orientation, TBA)
Session 2: August 5-9 (Orientation, TBA)

We are offering three options for attending classes:

  • 100% online (you can take classes online through Zoom)
  • Hybrid: 3 days on campus (Mon., Tues., Wed.) and 2 days online (Thurs. & Fri.)
  • Overnight hybrid option: 3 days (Mon., Tues., Wed.) and 2 nights (Mon. & Tues.) on-campus and 2 days online (Thurs. & Fri.)

Online Schedule (Thurs. & Fri.)

  • 9am-12pm         - Imazzination 
  • 1:45pm-3:45pm - Social Justice Writing and Film 
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm - Moolah Makers Financial Literacy (No class Wed. night)

Online Schedule (Sat.)

  • 9:30 - 11:30 AM - Moolah Makers Financial Literacy   

On-Campus Schedule

  • 7:30am-8:45am   - Breakfast  
  • 9:00am-12:00pm - Imazzination 
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm - Lunch  
  • 1:45pm-3:45pm   - Social Justice Writing and Film 
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm   - Community Study Break 
  • 5:00pm-5:45pm   - Dinner 
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm   - Financial Literacy