The Tutoring-Learning Center (TLC) has been running summer bridge programs since 2016!
The FastTrack Summer Math Program began in 2016 and served students looking to get a jumpstart on their math sequence by using their summer strategically. The program had great success and over 70% of the participants were able to jump up at least one math level prior to starting college in the fall.
The Learning Enrichment and Achievement Program (LEAP) started in 2017 and served students looking to optimize their success in college by getting connected, by meeting regularly with a mentor, by setting and working towards goals, and by stepping into leadership opportunities. These students outperformed their peers year after year, with higher GPAs and with advanced progress towards degree completion at UWSP.
In the summer of 2021, LEAP was renamed the Leadership, Empowerment, and Discovery (LEAD+/LEAD) Program and was run as a joint program with Diversity and College Access. There were two versions of the program, LEAD and LEAD+. LEAD consisted of a two-week pre-semester experience. LEAD+ closely mirrored the way LEAP was designed with summer and fall components, including credited coursework. In 2022, this program transitioned to being led as a Diversity and College Access program under the name of LEAD.
Join the Pack (2022 - ?):
Join the Pack is a summer bridge program for students transferring to UWSP that is jointly run by the TLC and Treehaven, with collaboration with Admissions. Join the Pack is a free program designed to provide a supportive community that promotes student success for UWSP transfer students. The program focuses on connecting the participants to campus resources, leadership opportunities, and community resources. Each participant has their own upper-level mentor for the first eight weeks of the fall semester. The mentor can help answer questions and help them get connected to opportunities of interest.