Summer Programs Draw Students to the UMass Center starting Monday

Friday, July 7, 2017

The close of the school year marks the end of the UMass Center’s College Matters for U Program until the Fall.  But you can still expect to see elementary, middle and high schools at the UMass Center from July to mid-August—thanks to Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JAWM) and the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM).

JAWM will host a 5-week program at the Center from July 10th through August 11th.  The BEE Program is designed to introduce students to economic concepts and information about the world of work, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.  The cost is $210 weekly, which includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.  For more information, call 413-747-7670 or visit

As the BEE Program ends, the Girls Scouts will spend a week at the Center from August 14th-18th for the “College Matters for U – Girl Scouts edition.”  This program for girls entering grades 3rd through 12th will include a variety of activities related to college and career exploration, life skills, and STEAM.  The program runs 8:30-3:30 daily and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.  Current Girl Scouts and non-members are welcome.  For more information about “College Matters for U—Girl Scouts edition” including the registration fee, call 413-788-6277.