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Summer Programs

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Al Éxito University is an intensive residential preparatory camp for Latinx students. The camp aims to nourish teenagers' college aspirations, start college plans, and provide experiences that will develop skills necessary to succeed in postsecondary education.


Students will leave with an electronic toolkit outlining postsecondary pathways, a complete timeline from high school to college, a customized scholarship list, and completed scholarship essays. Youth will meet with staff, faculty and students from numerous colleges/universities in Iowa. The program is free to attend for Al Éxito participants.

July 6th-8th 2022

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Power and Perception and Youth Action (PAPAYA) is a summer program for high school students that focuses on ASTEM areas and youth participatory action research (YPAR).


It is a partnership between the AE program and the Science Bound scholarship program at Iowa State University. It was created and facilitated with the help of Dr. Ricardo Martinez and Cindy Delgado Parra.

This year, it is residential!

July 24th-27th 2022.

Game Console

You will have the opportunity to play (and study) all types of videogames and board games, design digital, and non-digital games, participate in workshops to develop game design skills (narrative, programming, digital fabrication, electronics, textile design, etc.) and get to know your community to create a location-based game. The program will include art-making and Latinx culture and traditions.


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