Academics & Mentoring
Academic Yale University College Courses
Qualified New Haven high school juniors and seniors can enroll in Yale academic courses. Participating students receive a full scholarship covering tuition costs. The program provides an opportunity for high school students to experience a collegiate academic setting and earn credits which may then be transferred to the college of their choice following high school graduation.
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This mentor program matches Yale student-athletes with students from the Augusta Lewis Troup School. Mentors visit the school weekly to play games, help with homework and read books. In February, as one of many special events, students and mentors are invited to attend a Yale Men’s Basketball game in Payne Whitney Gym.
Bulldog Paws (Pediatrics Alliance with Student-Athletes) pairs Yale athletic teams with pediatric patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Various teams adopt a child as a new teammate and develop a bond of mutual support and friendship between the child and the team. The following teams are currently involved in Bulldog Paws: Women’s Ice Hockey, Softball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Football, Women’s Swimming and Diving, and Gymnastics.
Open Yale Courses
Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. The available courses are accessible here.
Splash at Yale
Splash at Yale is a biannual event that brings local middle and high school students to Yale University for one day of unlimited learning. Students take classes in a variety of both conventional and unconventional subjects taught by Yale undergraduate and graduate students. In past programs, exciting classes ranged from Introduction to Improv Comedy to Elementary Particle Physics, from Kafka and Monty Python to Graph Theory.
Visit the Splash website for more information and to register.
Squash Haven provides individually directed academic enrichment, squash instruction, and high school and college placement to 100 New Haven public school students in fifth grade through high school. Through intensive tuition-free academic and squash sessions at Yale University, Squash Haven supports team members to achieve school success, physical fitness, athletic excellence, and access to compelling summer and academic opportunities.
For more information, visit the Squash Haven website.
Yale University on iTunesU
Yale University has a wide array of podcasts available from faculty, alumni and distinguished visitors. Apple’s iTunes distributes the University’s podcasts, all free of charge. You can download episodes one at a time or you can subscribe to the entire series. Topics include arts and humanities, science and engineering, health and medicine, the environment, as well as other areas of interest.
Yale YouTube Channel
The Yale University YouTube channel supplies a variety of videos to the viewing public. Covering anything from speeches and course lectures to videos made about happenings on campus, the Yale YouTube channel is a free way to experience all that Yale has to offer from your home computer.
Find Yale on YouTube here.