Each summer Brown Pre-College provides need-based scholarships to academically talented students in high school to study at Brown University, an Ivy known for its embrace of independent thinkers. Be part of an increasingly diverse and inclusive community where students are valued and respected. Come to Brown to get a feel for what college life is like – the responsibility, the freedom, and the new friendships. Leave enriched by an unforgettable educational experience, prepared for your next steps.
BRUSHE is a student-led, student-run sexual health education program. We teach weekly workshops to students in Providence middle schools, giving them a safe space to discuss sexual health, relationships, body image, and other relevant topics. We aim to supplement the school’s existing sexual education program in a way that encourages students to ask questions that will inform their decisions.
Our completely student-run organization works by raising funds and awareness to help better the lives of orphaned children still in China. China Care Brown works closely with the China Care Foundation to fund surgeries for medically needy orphans and donates to One Sky Foundation to continue its mission to fund Chinese orphan surgeries. Our program also connects Brown University students with Chinese adoptees in the local Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts area through cultural programs and activities.
The Leduc Bioimaging Facility is open to all investigators, providing equipment and training dedicated to high-resolution imaging in the life sciences. It is visited by approximately 100 middle school and high school students yearly. For many students, this is their first visit to a university/first contact with scientific research. The facility includes a Transmission Electron Microscope, a Scanning Electron Microscope, three Fluorescence Microscopes, a Fluorescence Stereomicroscope, four Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopes, a Multiphoton Microscope, and software for image analysis. The facility also maintains equipment for sample preparation, including a critical point dryer, sputter coater, and microtomes for ultrathin sectioning.
Pathways is a student mentorship program that links local high school students in Rhode Island with professional student mentors from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and our partner schools in an effort to enrich, inspire, and educate. Local students undertake curriculum and work on a science project with AMS medical students. Mentors are paired with high school students to provide individualized guidance about navigating the transition from high school to college and beyond. During monthly sessions, students hear case studies presented by local physicians, participate in hands-on medical simulations, experience the human anatomy lab, and create a research presentation of their own.
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning. Our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.
Project Sunshine provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children and families facing medical challenges. With a dynamic and dedicated corps of over 15,000 volunteers, we bring programming —recreational (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring) and social service (HIV and nutritional counseling) —to 100,000 children facing medical challenges and their families in 175 major cities across the United States and in four international locations. Working onsite, our volunteers relieve the anxiety of young patients and, through fun and play, foster in them the courage and coping skills necessary to confront procedures that lie ahead. Project Sunshine volunteers spread sunshine, restoring a crucial sense of normalcy to the pediatric healthcare environment.
SHAPE is a program of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) in partnership with the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University that teaches a facilitation-based comprehensive sexual health curriculum at local Providence high schools. SHAPE strives to create an environment in which high school students can engage in accurate, authentic, and honest conversations about sexuality and sexual health. Through SHAPE, Brown volunteers facilitate workshops where students can learn about and discuss topics related to sexual health and sexuality in an open setting.
The Miracle Project is a fully inclusive theatre, film, and expressive arts program for children, teens, and adults with autism and all abilities. Using groundbreaking and evidence-based methods developed by our award-winning founder, Elaine Hall, The Miracle Project focuses on the strengths and abilities inherent in its participants, providing tools to build communication, social skills, job skills, and friendships while developing a unique neurodiverse community. Through shared experiences with peers, individuals with autism and other disabilities find their voice, develop their talents, and rehearse for life. Starting in Spring 2020, Brown will offer an after-school program on campus. Tuesday afternoons.