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All-Star Academy Welcomes Incoming Students To Summer Bridge Program

Sunday, June 27, 2021

The All-Star Academy opened today at Huston-Tillotson University, as 16 incoming freshmen began their college careers on the path to graduation.

The All-Star Academy Summer Bridge Program promotes an environment where students will have an opportunity to grow, while they enhance their academic and leadership possibilities. The program includes a variety of enrichment activities such as mentorship, leadership development, and career development. By attending the program, students will gain exposure to the full range of resources and facilities that are made available to them by the university.

This program focuses on building your English and Math skills. Participants will be enrolled in Math 0330 and English 0311, and complete six [6] hours of college-level coursework. In addition to academic enrichment, this program also provides weekly career networking opportunities, mentoring sessions with Austin community leaders, and daily tutoring sessions.

“I’m excited about the opportunity you’re going to have as you matriculate and as you go through you’re your educational experience,” said Dr. Beverly Downing, Huston-Tillotson University’s Associate Provost in her remarks to the participants.  “I’m not going to tell you it’s going to be easy. I’m going to tell you it’s going to be worth it, but you’re going to have to be resilient and take advantage of every opportunity we provide.”

The six-week orientation program is conducted through Saturday, August 7.

About Huston-Tillotson University 

Huston-Tillotson University, the oldest institution of learning in Austin, Texas, has roots dating back to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-line campus near downtown in East Austin. Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate and master’s degrees in addition to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 19 areas of study.