Office of K-12 Programs
From tours to tutoring to organizing academic summer camps, the K-12 program creates opportunities for students, faculty and staff to make important connections with youth in the Rochester community and beyond. RIT students who are involved in programs for grade school children can enhance their academic experience and inspire tomorrow's innovative leaders. For youth, meaningful interactions with college students can ignite their goal of attending college.
RIT's partnership with Uncommon Schools (an award-winning charter school) and the Rochester City Scholars are just two examples of RIT's involvement in K-12 learning. Individual volunteers and other RIT programs such as the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), READ: Hope in Action, Pillars of Hope, See Your Future, and Liberty Partnerships, are making a difference at local schools.
Within RIT, the K-12 program works with every college at RIT, including GIS. The K-12 program also collaborates with the Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS), the Future Stewards Program, the RIT Leadership Institute, RIT Athletics, and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Additionally, program staff are eager to work with any RIT faculty willing to open their classrooms or labs to engage youth who visit campus. The K-12 program has recently welcomed enthusiastic groups of middle and early high school students from the Rochester City School District and the Naples Central School District. More students will be visiting soon; staff is scheduling visits from the Young Women's College Prep (a charter school in Rochester) and the Onondaga Nation School near Syracuse.