There is an inequality in the education and economic outcomes by students in under-served communities. The Summer Institute aims to change the equation and the narrative it creates by equipping low income students from Houston’s 3rd Ward with the necessary resources to compete in today's educational landscape. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to leverage the resources of a flourishing and celebrated learning institution and make a positive impact on students trajectory through a hands-on, STEM focused inquiry based instructional model, exceptionally low student to teacher ratios, tutoring services, and a comprehensive wellness program that includes life and study skills instruction, mentorship opportunities and intentional character development. 



When our students return to their respective campuses they are not forgotten. Our Saturday Sessions provide opportunities for students to continue to receive academic support from faculty and peer tutors on specified dates throughout the year. Students can receive tutoring or enrichment on these dates. Although attending each session is not mandatory, attendance to at least 75% of Saturday Sessions is required to be invited back into the program. No Session would be complete without a time for the students to let their hair down for some good old fashioned fun!


  • Saturday, October 13th

  • Saturday, October 27th 

  • Saturday, November 10th

  • Saturday, December 1st

  • Saturday, December 15th*

  • Saturday, January 12th 

  • Saturday, January 26th 

  • Saturday, February 2nd 

  • Saturday, February 23rd

  • Saturday, March 2nd 

  • Saturday, March 23rd

  • Saturday, April 13th

  • Saturday, April 27th

  • Saturday, May 4th

  • Saturday, May 8th