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Summer Mentorship Program

July 2021 (Dates TBC) | Philadelphia, PA

Providing Philadelphia High School Students the Opportunity
to Experience Law School


The University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program is a four-week experience, aiming to inspire first-generation and under-represented students in Philadelphia to view higher education as an achievable and worthwhile goal. Students selected for the program are provided the opportunity to partner with, and learn from five professional schools, including the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Over the course of the program at the Law School, admitted high school students experience what law school is like, learn what it means to be a lawyer, and gain a better understanding of the law and its role in modern society.

In addition to the curriculum in the school to which they are assigned, the students are offered test prep, financial literacy, life skills, college application process assistance/information and other services that help them to hone their skills and strengthen their self-confidence.

The program normally takes place during the entire month of July, and is open to rising 11th grade students attending a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school. Each participant receives a monetary stipend upon successful completion of the program, lunch daily on all programming dates, and a SEPTA Transpass for travel to and from the program.

For more information about this opportunity, eligibility, or to complete the application, please visit the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program website.