Do You Have an SYP Story to Share?

by Center for Educational Outreach

Since the summer of 1973, students from around the world have come to Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs (SYP) to embrace curiosity, explore academic pursuits and discover their passions. Now, in celebration of our upcoming 50th year, we want to hear your stories of the SYP legacy and its impact on your life.

Whether you attended SYP in 1973, 2021 or anywhere in between, either as a participant or as staff, we invite you to tell us about your experience as a Human of SYP. We also welcome any pictures (with descriptions) you may cherish from your time with us.

Over the next several months leading up to our 50th summer, we will be highlighting these memories on our website and social media. We have lots of surprises and big plans in store, so don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

When our programming first began, we offered 24 explorations and had 517 participants. Now, with more than 65 academic explorations, we bring over 1,100 participants from across the globe each summer. Many of these participants continue on to become Michigan Tech students and about 10% of currently enrolled students on campus are SYP alumni. We thank each member of our campus community for supporting us as we have grown over the years.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at or drop by our office in the Administration Building (Admin), Room 217.