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Northeastern celebrates a summer of empowering young people from underserved communities to succeed

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Graduating students of the Bridge to Calculus program smile onstage during graduation.

Some learned how to schedule and set up for conferences and the ever-important subtleties of email etiquette. Others studied the basics of calculus. And all learned about how to best utilize their paychecks. “It was insightful, and I learned a lot as well and feel more prepared for next year — and I got paid,” said Kevin Dang, a rising junior at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science and a student in Northeastern’s Bridge to Calculus summer program. “It was very good.”

More than 130 Boston students completed the Northeastern Youth Summer Jobs Program on Friday, filling Raytheon Amphitheater to receive certificates and congratulations, reflect on their experiences and feast on pizza and cookies. 

The program is a partnership with the SuccessLinks Youth Jobs program of the city of Boston and its Learn and Earn program. It includes two tracks. The majority of the students take the Bridge to Calculus class, which empowers young people from underserved communities to succeed in advanced math classes. Other students participate in an internship program that matches the students with various departments in the university. All were paid. Students also underwent an orientation that offered financial literacy training. 

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