Purdue Calumet Educational Talent Search Hosting ‘Project Excel’ 7/21-8/1

Purdue University Calumet’s Educational Talent Search program is hosting a free enrichment program July 21 through Aug. 1 designed to enhance reading, mathematical and technology skills for incoming seventh and eighth graders.

The program, called Project Excel, will offer project-based activities in STEM-related disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for qualified students. Participants will take part in interactive classes, attend cultural field trips, interact with successful adults from various career fields, and gain recognition for academic and social achievements.

Additionally, those who satisfy eligibility requirements to attend Project Excel will receive free breakfast, lunch and supper during each daily session.

More information is available by contacting Purdue Calumet Educational Talent Search Director Jimmie Sanders at jimmie.sanders@purduecal.edu or by phoning 219/989-2460.

Educational Talent Search is a federally-funded program designed to identify and assist students from first generation, prospective college families and low income/other disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated potential to succeed in higher education. Educational Talent Search encourages students to graduate from high school and go on to complete postsecondary education.