SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM

Rating: 5 stars   122 reviews

Issues: Technology, Education

Location: Cary NC 27519 USA

Mission: SSP accelerates the intellectual and social development of gifted high school students beyond anything they have experienced in school, inspiring them to reach their exceptional potentials. Many alumni have gone on to become leaders in their chosen professions.
Results: Life-changing!
Target demographics: High school juniors, gifted & talented in math & science.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 72
Geographic areas served: worldwide
Programs: Two campuses: at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and New Mexico Tech in Socorro
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Summer Science Program not only created an amazing academic environment, it also allowed for dozens of life lessons, and everyday gave me the opportunity to see the world in a new perspective. Constantly challenged, I can truly say that this camp changed my life and I am forever grateful for everyone who played a part in my happiness and growth.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Summer Science Program was a life changing experience for me. I arrived not really knowing what to expect. I had read about all of the work, and quite honestly it freaked me out. But starting day one I knew all of my worries were for absolutely no reason. SSP was the most amazing experience of my life. It brought me together with a great group of people who I believe will be lifelong friends, and helped teach me how to excel especially when struggling through a problem. The only problem I have with SSP is that I wish it had been at least twice as long.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

SSP is where I re-discovered myself. I am a better person now simply from all the people I met and interacted with. I am more certain about my aspirations and more confident in what I want to do now as an individual.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Overall, this was the most amazing academic experience in my entire life. I will never look at science the same way ever again, and nor will I look at my whole life the same. I was a bit bipolar about it once it first ended, but now... I have to say, I never regret learning what I learned, doing what I did, and meeting who I met.

Thank you so much, SSP!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

AC in the dorms. Definitely.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended SSP in 2013 and learned much about the college environment and science research. The teachers and TAs were very helpful, and I learned so much science and math in five and a half weeks. It was very challenging but very rewarding because I finally experienced something that made me think. I made many close friends and it was very sad to see everyone leave on the last day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the program longer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

SSP is simply amazing, the experience of a lifetime.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Why would I make changes? This program is simply amazing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

SSP completely changed my life. I have never viewed the sciences in such a way. The asteroid determination project has truly changed my views on research based sciences. Although the program is academically rigorous, it also emphasizes on the social aspect. I have made many connections within this program that will serve for me in the future. Thank you SSP!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing. It is already perfect.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

SSP is a fantastic summer program. I attended the program in the summer of 2013 and had a very rewarding experience academically and socially. Learning astronomy, physics, programming, and calculus along with 35 fascinating people is challenging and exhilarating. While you might think that SSP's motto "the educational experience of a lifetime" is mere hype, let me assure you that the program lives up to its advertising.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

SSP was a completely life changing coming of age experience. It had given me a maturity,confidence, and friendships that amaze me and will last the rest of my life. There is somethin magical about the experience for almost every SSPer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldnt change a thing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

SSP is an amazing, unique experience, that taught me so much more that could be expressed in a text box. After participating in 2013, I now feel more aware of what I'm capable of, and feel more sure of my decision to study the sciences, not to mention all of incredible professors, friends and knowledge gained along the way. It was truly a pivotal experience, and I'm proud of all the I and my friends accomplished this summer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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