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The Center for Family & Community Well-Being

Kent Summer Bridge Program

Kent School Summer Bridge program flyer

Kent Summer Bridge Program (KSBP) will recruit 10 underrepresented minority students for a 7-week intensive program before their freshman year at UofL. The Kent Summer Bridge Program has as its thematic focus “Multiple Identities, Building Strengths for Social Work Research and Practice, Academics and Life Skills for Underrepresented Minority Students.” This thematic focus on integrated education addresses the academic and socioemotional needs of students using evidence-based practices/programs and provides exposure to both research and practice in social work through mentoring and shadowing experiences. Students will participate in a series of evidence-based training programs, be paired with committed and well-trained faculty/staff/peer mentors for evidence-informed mentoring activities, shadow research, coursework, and community practice settings, and engage in community-building activities with their cohort while living on campus. This KSBP represents a partnership between the BSW program at Kent School and the Center for Family and Community Well-Being, leveraging resources (faculty/staff, courses, community connections, activities) of the BSW program and opportunities from the Center for Family and Community Well-Being (CFCWB) (research, mentoring, previous bridge program, evidence-based programming, evaluation).

Please note: The University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and Family Science does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual in educational programs and activities.  Accordingly, while a program or activity may be focused on the needs or issues of a particular group, they are intended to be inclusive of all and any participant may benefit from attendance or participation in these programs and activities.