This list of programs includes those administered by the Office of Admissions that specifically target or overlap with the University's outreach to the community.

Soy Unica, Soy Latina (March 24, 2012)
"We are one, we are Latina." This event, sponsored by Admissions and Financial Aid, will be held on campus Saturday, March 19. Presented by Latinas Unidas, the goal is to empower Latinas ages 7 to 18. The young ladies and their parents will attend workshops throughout the day on healthy-living topics. Counselors from Admissions and Financial Aid will present workshops to the attendees about college access, financial aid, and pre-college programs. The day will culminate with a Quinceañnera finale, which will include a fashion show of dresses. A Quinceañnera is a Hispanic tradition celebrating a young girl's coming of age – her 15th birthday.
Pre-College Experience
Admissions, Financial Aid, and Pre-College Programs will combine efforts to present the Pre-College Experience (PCE). This event is for students in grades 7 through 11 from Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse schools. The day will begin with a Health Professions Panel, which will include a cardiologist, physician, veterinarian, nurse, social worker, and a public health student. An assortment of workshops will follow on topics such as the college admissions process, financial aid, the college essay, mini-class offerings available through Rochester Scholars, and summer program offerings, and there will be opportunities to hear current college students' stories.
Campus Discovery Search and Spelling Bee Day (April 22, 2012)
This year, Admissions and Financial Aid will collaborate with Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and members of the 19th Ward community to host a scavenger hunt and spelling bee for students in grades 3 through 6. The young students will explore campus, enjoy lunch in Danforth with University students, and end their day with a spelling bee.
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference
HOBY's mission is to inspire and develop a global community of youth to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. The programs provide unique leadership training, service-learning opportunities, and motivational experiences for youth selected by their schools to participate. To learn more, visit
Youth Lifeline America Free Football and Life Skills Camp
The University of Rochester has partnered with Youth Lifeline America to support and host their nationally recognized, award-winning camp that combines athletics and entertainment with life skills training to enhance the success rates of the City of Rochester's high school population. This camp utilizes current and retired National Football League players, celebrities, and business professionals to educate and inspire campers. The University of Rochester now offers a competitive $15,000 renewable scholarship for YLA students who enroll at the University.
Click here for registration form.
College Horizons
College Horizons is a pre-college program for Native American high school students open to sophomores and juniors. Each summer students work with college admissions officers, college counselors, essay specialists, and other educators in a five-day "crash course" on the college application process.
The individualized program helps students:
  • Select suitable colleges to research and apply to
  • Complete winning applications, resumes, and write memorable essays
  • Receive test-taking strategies, information, and resources on the ACT & SAT
  • Navigate the financial aid/scholarship jungle, complete a preliminary FAFSA, and learn about the Gates Millennium Scholarship Fund
  • Develop relationships with admissions officers, by attending our College Fair, informational sessions, and through one-one and small group class time
  • Receive tips and strategies on the application process and get advice on how to succeed in college as a Native student
  • Learn what turns an applicant into an admitted student
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National Hispanic Institute Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session
The LDZ conference focuses on the organization and management of power as a foundational tool of leadership. This flagship program of the NHI offers students the opportunity to envision themselves as part of the future leadership of a 21st-century Latino community. LDZ participants are considered for a scholarship if they apply to the University of Rochester.
Click here for additional information about the program, including how to apply.
Focus on Rochester
This annual event offers an opportunity for community members and University of Rochester personnel to meet and discuss how we might better work together. We are thrilled to bring the event into the community this year, convening at the Rochester Public Library, and are proud to continue this partnership for the betterment of Rochester youth.
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