Summer Bridge program gears up for third year

For the third year in a row, Baker University will host its Summer Bridge program for incoming college students.

Coordinator of Student Achievement Carrie Coward Bucher organized the program with the help of a grant from the Kauffman Foundation.

This summer, 27 freshmen will attend the five-week program. During their stay at Baker, primarily during the month of June, they will take college courses and learn study skills tailored to their needs.

“In high school, students learn study methods that may work for some, but not others,” Coward Bucher said. “We want to give them methods that work specifically for them.”

The courses the students will be taking are psychology, sociology and microbiology.

“We like to give the students harder classes,” Coward Bucher said. “That way, they can gain confidence and have a better idea of what to expect.”

Coward Bucher hopes the students will take everything they learn and put it to use when they attend college.

“This is an opportunity for them to see what college is like,” Coward Bucher said. “We want them to learn what they need to know in order to be successful in college.”