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BEST Academy Summer Program

July 3, 2017 - July 14, 2017

The Summer BEST Academy Begins:   July 3 – 14, 2017 | 8am-4pm M-F

African American Student Services

Deadline to apply is May 1st

The University of New Mexico African American Student Services Summer BEST Academy is an academic program that takes a holistic approach in shaping education in African American 8th grade students.

The 2-week Academic program will emphasize developing students’ math and science skills, introducing them to college life, and stimulating their interest in STEM degree programs and career paths.

Each day, students will participate in activities that include:

  • Problem Solving
  • Research
  • Critical thinking
  • Algebra I & Geometry concepts
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Earth Science, & Engineering concepts
  • Writing
  • Oral presentation
  • African American History & Culture

Our program also emphasizes the importance of students living active healthy lifestyles!

The first 4 weeks of the program, the students will participate in the UNM SYSP Sports Camp!*

*For more information on the SYSP Sports camp, please visit https://coe.unm.edu/departments-programs/hess/summer-youth-sports-program.html

or call us at 505-277-5645. 

*10 students will be selected for this exclusive program.

*To Apply: Please email Chrisaundra Henderson, Education Associate, to receive an email with the application for the Summer BEST Academy! clhenderson@unm.edu


July 3, 2017
July 14, 2017
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UNM African American Student Services
(505) 277-5645


UNM – African American Student Services
1130 Mesa Vista Hall
Albuquerque, NM 87131 United States
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(505) 277-5645