Summer program for high school students

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce FoundationThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced the launch of the College Career Ready  Academy, a summer residential program for high-potential high school students entering their freshman, sophomore and junior years. In what is expected to be an annual program, academies will be offered at some of the state’s most prestigious colleges and universities.  Designed to prepare students for the ultra-competitive worlds of college admissions and eventual employment, the programs will accept only 50 students at each.

College Career Ready Academies will be held at the following schools:

  • Montclair State  University, July 14-18
  • The College of New Jersey, July 21-25
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, July 21-25

There also will be a program for college-bound students with mobility disabilities at no cost to participants’ families. Parents or educators should enroll students now, while there are still available openings.

Each Academy will be led by experienced instructors who will be joined by college admissions officials, university deans and professors, and business leaders. Students will learn what colleges and employers expect, gain valuable insights and skills that can be used during the college admissions and career planning processes, and experience college and employment interviews. Participants will leave with an understanding of how the academic and social decisions they make today could impact their ability to get into college and their employability. They will also earn valuable credentials and a letter of recommendation upon satisfactory completion of the event.

For additional details about The College Career Ready Academy, including costs, staff and instructional content, and registration information, visit or call 609-789-5279. The College Career Ready Academy is a program of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

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