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Summer Experience 

Most students are accepted into REACH Memphis in the fall of their sophomore year and immediately begin preparing for their first summer academic experience. Six months of in-depth academic support and life skill sessions prepare them to attend a multi-week program at a college or university, one of the top preparatory schools in the Northeast, or a highly-defined leadership program.  

Programs are ​located throughout the United States and are designed to help students discover learning in different environments, test independence, compete on an international level, and explore interests in a specific college major. Experiences gained and lessons learned become the basis for the next two years of college readiness counseling. 

"During my five weeks at Cushing Academy, I was introduced to a new love of international cultures. Students from all around the world came together-despite their differences-to learn from one another. We were united by a love of learning and a desire to be the best versions of ourselves. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my summer."

-Caila Brownlee, Class of 2018

"I learned to jump at any opportunity given in improving my future. I learned that the time to act is now. Exeter helped me stay true to myself-no matter where I am now or where I will be in the future."

-Kenneth Chiu, Class of 2019

"I learned so much from the program that I will continue to use in my everyday life. This experience opened my eyes to something new. I learned about myself, how I work with others, and the attitude I have to bring with me to college. I am thankful for the opportunity."

-Zoe Spikner, Class of 2020