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B.R.I.D.G.E. Summer Program Schedule

What does a typical day look like?

7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:45 Lecture
9:45-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 Critical Literacy Seminar
11:30- 12:00 Daily Devotional
12:00-1:00  Lunch
1:00-2:30 College Writing Seminar
2:30-5:00 Homework /Personal Projects
5:00-6:00 Dinner
6:00-7:00  Free Time
7:00-8:15 Life Together/Community Building
8:15-10:00 Homework/Recreation
10:00-10:30 Prep for Bed
10:30 Lights Out


Lecture
Students will attend a lecture during the morning, five times a week. Courses will be taught by professors from the arts, humanities, Bible/theology and social sciences. 

Critical Literacy Seminar
After the lecture, scholars will participate in a discussion-based seminar to analyze reading assignments related to the lecture that day.

College Writing Seminar
Scholars will participate in a college writing class taught by a Wheaton College professor and B.R.I.D.G.E. staff. In this class, students will improve their writing mechanics and learn how to develop a college level essay.  

Life Together
In the evenings, scholars will participate in community building activities which will include Bible studies, mentoring nights with program staff, game/sports nights, movie nights, etc.

Academic Benefits
During the summer, scholars will work on developing their critical thinking, writing, and reading skills. Scholars will practice:

  • Writing effectively for various applications necessary for college success
  • Reading critically with reasonable speed, comprehension, and recall
  • Speaking clearly and with conviction, expressing both ideas and emotions
  • Listening attentively and being able to understand the perspectives of others with differing views
  • Thinking analytically and considering various ways to problem solve.

PLEASE NOTE: Scholars will not receive academic high school or college credit for participating in B.R.I.D.G.E. However, a letter of recognition for program completion will be sent to their high school academic counselor at the end of the summer. This letter can be used as proof of completion and referred to in college applications. 

Download the BRIDGE Application or apply online.

For more information, please contact:
B.R.I.D.G.E. Coordinator
Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
800-222-2419
bridge@wheaton.edu