Applications for the 2020 MVCC Math Corps Summer Camp are now available!
Current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Utica students are eligible for the camp, which runs July 13th, 2020 - August 6th, 2020, and meets Mondays - Thursdays.
Spots are filling up fast, so return your application as soon as possible!
To be eligible for this program, students must be:
- Currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
- Currently enrolled in a school in the greater Utica City School District
- Committed to the goal of excelling in mathematics and willing to work hard to achieve that goal
- Willing and able to exercise behavior appropriate to a university program
Tuition is FREE for all students thanks to funding from our generous donors.
Goal of MVCC Math Corps
MVCC Math Corps is designed to help Utica middle school and high school students develop a love for learning in a safe, family-like environment at the college. Through strong mentoring relationships, the program builds a self-perpetuating corps of students from middle school through college, who excel academically, hold personal values that breed success in general, and who pass their knowledge and their values on to younger students. As they grow, those younger students do the same.
The goal of MVCC Math Corps is to ensure that every child, while cared for and supported in the present, goes on to graduate from high school fully prepared to succeed in college or other rewarding post-secondary endeavors with the utmost confidence in their own ability to build a good and decent life for themselves and others.
The MVCC Math Corps mission stands on the belief that all children have a unique and special greatness within them, and that through hard work, a commitment to excellence, and a dedication to learning – combined with the support of a caring community – this greatness can be realized. It is the mission of the Math Corps MVCC, using mathematics as its tool, to help as many children in the greater Utica area as possible realize their own particular greatness.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a four year $3 million grant to Math Corps, a partnership that includes Mohawk Valley Community College, Wayne State University in Detroit, Cleveland State University, and a not-for-profit organization in Philadelphia. Summer camp participants learn together in a four-week intensive summer camp that includes classroom instruction and fun project-based learning activities.