Project ALERTA: Summer 2015
Project ALERTA is a year-round pre-collegiate program at UMass Boston for students who are currently in middle school. The program serves about 50-60 ambitious students every summer ready to absorb new topics that are centered on a theme. This year, students are learning about anatomy. They are taking field trips to the Museum of Science and the Boston Children’s Museum and learning about the functions of the human body.
I interviewed Marc Tangvik, the director of the program, and he describes the program as fun, educational, exciting, adventurous, and inspiring. He said that there will be a nutritional component for the program this summer with a guest nutritionist.
Each summer, the students of Project ALERTA engage in intriguing topics which prepare them to be more well-rounded scholars in the future. We, the interns of the Summer Youth Blog, are honored to be writing about the students of Project ALERTA.