Month: November 2018

Welcome to the New Website

Notice anything different?

We have been hard at work launching a new website for Summer Youth Programs! All of the information you are looking for (and more!) is still here—it just might be in a different tab. We have done our best to address some of the most common questions, concerns, and inquiries. Below are some insights into what has changed:

  • New live-chat feature for quick questions during times when staff are available to log in.
  • Clearer directions on the application process, both for general explorations and Competitive Scholarship Programs (How to Apply).
  • Increased information on traveling to SYP (Travel Information) – with more coming soon.
  • Rules and expectations laid out ahead of time, pulled directly from the participant handbook and community standards (Participant Expectations).
  • And more!

The applications themselves are not quite ready yet, but we expect to launch in mid-December. If you’re like us and are already excited for SYP 2019, you can go ahead and request a catalog. That way, you will be among the first to receive the 2019 listings when they print. If you have any questions, you can always find us at syp@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-2219.


SYP 2019 Hiring Has Begun!

How many people does it take to run a summer program? For us, the answer is: hundreds! Between the instructors, teaching assistants, campus partners, and our summer staff, there are so many people involved in making Summer Youth Programs a success each year.

The first phase of our hiring process just started yesterday. We had an information session for Michigan Tech students who either worked for us in the past or attended SYP when they were younger. Returning staff bring so much knowledge to the crew: they have faced challenges, seen the highlights, and lived the mission. People who attended the camps also have a unique perspective – often, they let us know that they remember the impact their counselors had on them. Now, it’s their turn.

Michigan Tech students who are interested in working for us should visit the hiring page of our website for more information. Another general information session for people new to the wonderful world of SYP will be coming up in January as well.

If you’re like us and are already excited for SYP 2019, you can go ahead and request a catalog. That way, you will be among the first to receive the 2019 listings when they print. If you have any questions, you can always find us at syp@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-2219.