Youth Academy Participants
Youth Academy annually recruits fourteen Worcester students in the spring of their 8th grade. Guidance counselors, teachers, and service providers nominate students from middle schools and local community organizations. Acceptance is based on completed applications, interviews, transcripts, recommendations, and level of risk.
To qualify for enrollment, applicants must be "at risk" of not achieving their full potential. They must be motivated and intellectually curious, have potential for academic success, be willing to make after-school and summer commitments, and have a desire to attend college.
They must also plan to attend public high school in Worcester, MA ,and be eligible for the free/reduced lunch program. Youth Academy students are generally recommended to Dynamy by their middle school guidance counselor or teachers.