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Free College for Teen Summer Program Offered at Union County College

CRANFORD – Applications are now available for the summer College for Teens program at Union County College. This program is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and is for Union County students who will be entering grades 9 – 12 in September. The program will run from July 15 – August 1 and will take place on the Cranford campus.

This is a free program designed to educate high school students about select career industries through engaging lessons and guest lecturers. The four career areas to be explored this summer will be Criminal Justice, Business, Healthcare, and Graphics/Website Design. This program also incorporates daily math and leadership sessions as well as recreational activities. The College for Teens program will help build confidence and encourage leadership development. On the last day of the program, the college hosts a completion ceremony for students where they also receive a certificate of program completion from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County College.

In order to apply, students must have a minimum of a C average in their classes and they must be entering grades 9 – 12 in September. It is also required that students have a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Space is limited to 70 students and the application deadline is Friday, May 24, 2013.

The application is available online at and in the Continuing Education office at Union County College. For more information, visit the Continuing Education website or call (908) 709-7600.