Getting a boost

By AACC 21st Century Center Staff

Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is hosting a free summer program to help graduating high school seniors, and others who will be attending college for the first time, boost their writing, math and study skills in preparation for fall classes.

LLCC Summer Boost classes will be offered Mondays-Thursdays from July 18 to Aug. 4. Taught by LLCC faculty in a face-to-face format, class options include English, math and – new this year – college success skills.

Students participating in both morning and afternoon sessions receive a free lunch each day. Books, supplies and T-shirts will also be provided at no charge.

This is the second year of the program. When Summer Boost launched in 2021, LLCC President Charlotte Warren said, “We recognize the past year has presented many challenges to graduating high school seniors. We’re launching LLCC Summer Boost to give them and any student who will be new to college next fall a strong foundation when they begin at LLCC or elsewhere.”

More than 30 students enrolled last summer. About half of them ended up taking math or English at LLCC in the fall or spring semester.

“Habits and skills for success are most effective when they are practiced and adopted over time. Summer Boost allows students to begin to develop good skills and habits over the course of three weeks while also brushing up on some background knowledge in English, math or basic study skills,” said Joel Dykstra, dean of English and humanities, in a post on LLCC’s website.

AACC 21st Century Center Staff

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