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filmmaker Dario Guerrero

When Dario Guerrero was growing up in Los Angeles, he used to tell friends he wanted to go to Harvard. In truth, he says, "I wasn't even sure what Harvard was."

With the help of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Scholars Program, which provides academic support and advising to bright, underrepresented high school students, Guerrero excelled in high school and eventually attended Harvard University....Read more.

Baltimore City Public Schools and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) will offer an academic enrichment and performance program this summer for 180 elementary school students with high academic potential in west and southeast Baltimore. City Schools was awarded a $400,000 Learning in Extended Academic Program (LEAP) grant from the Maryland State Department of Education that will expand and strengthen the long-time partnership between the district and CTY, which has 40 years of experience providing out-of-school learning to bright students....Read more.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is saddened to mark the passing of Harold Levy, former executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Levy, who died last month, was a lawyer and former New York City Schools chancellor. He led the foundation, which awards thousands of scholarships to low-income students, from 2014 until earlier this year....Read more.

Elaine Tuttle Hansen Elaine Tuttle Hansen, a scholar and educator who has served as executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth since 2011, will step down at the end of December.

Under Hansen’s leadership, CTY has enhanced its renowned summer programs, expanded its research efforts and resources, further developed its online and international presence, and helped place thousands of advanced pre-college students on the track toward achieving their full potential. Her commitment to improving educational opportunities for young people and for strengthening and growing CTY’s impact around the world has been unwavering. 

“A place like CTY is so special,” said Hansen....Read more.

3 CTY students standing in front of a world mapA new humanities program for older students at Dickinson College, new sites in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and California, and four new courses are what’s new this summer at CTY.  

Here are some details:

CTY’s Institute for Advanced Critical and Cultural Studies will be offered for the first time at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. from July 15 through August 3, 2018. To attend, students must have finished 10th grade by the start of the program, and be at least 15 years old....Read more.

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