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Ivy League Experience
Program

Live and Learn the Ivy League Experience

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Havard University
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Yale University
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Princeton University
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Columbia University

          NAPCA’s Ivy League Experience college readiness program welcomes students from around the world to devote two weeks of their summer experiencing college life at a Ivy League campus and learning the critical steps to become a competitive applicant for admission. Students will visit and experience the college culture at all eight of the elite Ivy League colleges/universities and up to 20 top U.S colleges on our East Coast College Tour. Students will also receive up to 20 hours of SAT & ACT Test Prep. 

          In addition, students will participate in a variety of college readiness seminars to gain the knowledge, hands on experience, and resources to successfully navigate through the competitive and complex college admissions, financial aid, and matriculation process with greater confidence, reduced stress and anxiety, and competitive edge. Additionally, students will spend time each day of the program developing a personal strategic action plan (education and career plan), which will serve as a roadmap to help them take ownership of their future college and career goals. 

          Moreover, the program will provide students with the mindsets, confidence, and resiliency to help them become mentally and emotionally prepared to break through barriers to college completion and career entry. Overall, students will leave our program prepared to enter and complete a postsecondary education degree program, specifically to enter careers that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives.  

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Cornell University
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University of Pennsylvania
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Brown University
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Dartmouth College

NAPCA Difference: “The NAPCA Family Commitment”

          After students complete one of our college and career exploration summer programs, they will be invited to remain in the NAPCA family through participating in our college and career readiness counseling program, which operates throughout the year.  Students will be assigned to a NAPCA college and career readiness counselor, who will provide year-round academic support and college and career advising services to ensure their continued academic success during their time in high school and college at no cost. After our students graduate from college, they will continue to receive academic and career advising services at no cost until they have reached their future career goal. To learn more about the NAPCA Family Commitment, contact us at support@NAPCAonline.org. 

Overview

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit nearly 30 top U.S. colleges and speak to College Admissions and Financial Aid officers.

  • 40 hours of Academic Writing for College Success.

  • Earn certificates in “Academic Writing for College Success” and “College and Career Readiness.”

  • Improve your SAT or ACT score: Receive up to 20 hours of SAT/ACT Test Prep, includes small group and one-on-one tutoring.

  • 40 hours of Personal Strategic Planning (education & career planning) instruction to help empower students to find their Career Path, break through their barriers, and take ownership of their future college and career goals.

  • High quality instruction in small, interactive classes held on campus.

  • 8:1 Staff to Student Ratio- Personalized support from a dedicated team of experienced faculty and staff.

  • Access to campus facilities: libraries and computer labs, medical center, gym, swimming pool, restaurant and cafes.

  • Form friendships and bonds with high achieving students from across the world.

  • FUN activities on and off campus.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Gain the tools, hands on experience, and resources to approach the competitive and complex college admissions and financial aid process with greater confidence, reduced stress and anxiety, and competitive edge.

  • Successfully transition from a high school student to a successful college student that has developed positive mindsets, emotional, mental, cultural, and social preparedness for college success, effective learning strategies/study skills, and social/interpersonal skills to break through the barriers to postsecondary completion.

  • Complete the critical steps to become a competitive applicant for admission to your “best fit and top choice” college or university.

  • Secure financial resources- grants, scholarships, work study, and loans- to pay for your college education.

  • Improve score on the ACT & SAT college entrance exams.

  • Strengthen academic skills and non-cognitive skills, behaviors, and attitudes for success in high school and college.

  • Improve Academic Writing Skills for College Success.

  • One-on-one college and career counseling from experienced counselors with 10 plus years in the field.

  • Experience the culture of the U.S. Higher Education system and teaching methods (to prepare students for future study at American universities).

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Program Features

Living on Campus

University Residence Halls are the recommended and preferred home for college freshman. NAPCA students will gain a sense of independence as they live within a safe and secure college environment while learning to live and interact with their peers and residential staff.

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Improve SAT or ACT Scores

SAT & ACT Test Prep.

Receive up to 20 hours of SAT/ACT Test Prep, includes small group and one-on-one tutoring.

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Speak to Several College Admissions and Financial Aid Officers at Nearly 20 Colleges

Students will be able to meet with the admissions and financial aid staff and counselors at over 20 colleges to help them become better prepared and competitive applicants for their best-fit and top-choice college.

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Welcome Ceremony

The Welcome Ceremony is an event specially organized by NAPCA Summer Academy staff and alumni to officially welcome all new and returning students and their parents to the NAPCA family. This event will take place on Move-In/ Check-In Day, which is the first day of your program session. The program includes short speeches by the Program Director and staff of the program session and other distinguished guest speakers such as NAPCA Alumni. Immediately after the official ceremony, students and their parents will attend the student and parent orientation. Special welcome/student and parent orientation packages with important information will be distributed.

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Student & Parent Orientation

Orientation is an exciting opportunity for students and parents to get acclimated to NAPCA and meet fellow classmates, faculty, and staff. This event will take place on Move-In/Check-In Day, which is the first day of your program session. We are excited to welcome you to the NAPCA Summer Academy!

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Program Culmination: Poster Session

Students will showcase their Personal Strategic Plan (education and career plan) and celebrate their NAPCA Summer Academy experience with their peers, NAPCA Staff, and family.

Dining with Campus

Three meals a day will be provided to all students that participate in the program. Students and program staff will eat together with family style. We do our best to ensure that every student, faculty, and staff member has the option to eat creative, delicious, nutritious meals every day, even if they have food allergies or special dietary needs dictated by health, ethical, religious, or medical reasons.

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Fun & Engaging College and Career Readiness Courses & Activities

Our college and career readiness program curriculum (courses offered on and off campus) will prepare students to break through the social, cultural, and academic barriers that most college students face on their path to college graduation and career entry. Our goal is to connect students with the knowledge, tools, and resources to help them become prepared to navigate the path to college entry and completion, and their career.

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Career Planning and Development

Empowering Students to Find their Purpose/ Career Path

Students will receive 40 hours of Personal Strategic Planning (Education and Career Planning) instruction to help empower them to find their purpose/career path, learn how to break through their barriers, and take ownership of their future post-secondary education and career goals.

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Attend an Ivy League University Course Lecture

During our time at each Ivy League campus (such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton), NAPCA students will attend a course lecture, particularly the lectures of some of the more popular academic courses at each campus. If there is a specific academic class you want to attend, let us know so we can work hard for you to make your wish come true.

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East Coast College Tour

Students will get the opportunity to visit over 20 prestigious schools such as MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Boston University, NYU, UPenn, Georgetown and George Washington University. Throughout the tour students learn what they love and don’t love about each city, campus and university. They also learn what each university is looking for during the admissions process.

Harvard

Live and Study on 8 Ivy League Campuses

Explore life on 8 Ivy League campuses while taking college level courses to become better prepared and a more competitive applicant for admission to their “best-fit and top choice” college.

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College Planning, Preparation, & Personalized Guidance

Navigate the competitive and complex college admissions and financial aid process with greater confidence.

Students will receive one-on-one/small group college admission and financial aid/scholarship counseling from an experienced counselor. Additionally, students will gain the tools, hands on experience, and resources to approach the competitive and complex college admissions and financial aid process with greater confidence, reduced stress and anxiety, and competitive edge.

24 Hour Supervision & Care (7 Days a Week)

• Student safety, security and health are our first priority at NAPCA. All NAPCA programs are held at safe campus locations and have access to campus security. Campus security officers will be on duty 24 hours a day and will frequently patrol all campus facilities (classrooms, housing) used by the program.

• NAPCA Staff will be available to students and their parents 7 days a week, 24 hours a day in case of an emergency.

• A licensed registered nurse lives on campus during the program session and is available 24 hours a day.

• A licensed barber and cosmetologist/hair stylist will be available to students if needed for an additional fee.

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NAPCA Student Health Center

At NAPCA, a licensed registered nurse is on duty 24 hours a day. At the beginning of the session, parents are required to give all prescription and non-prescription medication to the nurse, including over-the-counter products such as aspirin, decongestants, antacids, vitamins, etc. Unless the nurse authorizes it, students may not keep any medication in their rooms. Students who are not feeling well during the program must report to the student health center, escorted by a staff member. Any medication use outside of approved medications from the nurse is strictly prohibited.

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Visit your Intended Academic Major Department

Choosing and declaring an academic major by the end of your college sophomore year should be your number one schedule planning priority. NAPCA students will visit their intended major department(s) to learn about the process to declare their intended academic major. If you are not yet sure of a major or you are choosing between a few majors, don’t worry about it. We are here to help you make an informed decision

East Coast College Tour

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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Dartmouth College
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY
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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
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MIT University
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY
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UMASS University
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Wesleyan University
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Yale University

Selecting the right university can be one of the most important and difficult decisions each student needs to make. NAPCA’s East Coast College Tour helps students unpack and demystify this important process. NAPCA students and staff will get the opportunity to visit up to 20 prestigious schools such as MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Boston University, NYU, UPenn, Georgetown and George Washington University.

Students spend each evening with NAPCA staff and their peers experiencing the local area in each college town from Time Square in New York City to Historic Downtown Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. During the day students experience the University campuses through campus tours and admission information sessions. Throughout the college tours, students learn what they love and don’t love about each city, campus and university. They also learn how to become a competitive applicant for each university.

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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
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Brown University
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
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GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY
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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
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American University

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Fun Activities

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

Are you a thrill seeker? come out to six Flag with NAPCA and the Staff and enjoy the gold standard of regional theme parks. Six Flags has 160 world-class roler Costers, upscale restaurants, entertainment, and one-of-a-kind rider!

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Las Vegas Style Casino / Game Night

Prepare yourself for a fun night of casino games and tap into the strategist within.

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An Evening at the Boston Red Sox Baseball Game

NAPCA students and staff will spend an evening at Fenway Park in full force to Support the Boston Red Sox (Professional American Baseball Team) with the rest o Red Sax Nation.

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Wavehouse Indoor Surfing/h3>

Indoor surfing offers an authentic experience for borders and casual guests alike without the danger of the ocean and without the salty taste in your mouth. Experts can refine their skills and beginners can finally learn to surf!

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Lucky Strike Bowling

Lucky Strike Bowling is an evening of fun for everyone! Come Show your skills on the lane of just hang out and eat some delicious pizza and wings while you relax in the lounge areas.

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Hurricane Harbor Waterpark

Be cool! Napca is ready to take you out to slippery sliders, crazy water tubes and lots of refreshingly cool water. Hurricane Habor includes the thrill of a coaster while you stay fresh under the sun!

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Sky Zone Indoor Trapoline Park

Sky Zone is the world's first indor trampoline park. You can join in on a fitness class for a workout, slam dunk on a 10 ft basketball net, flip into a pool of foam, or simply bounce around!

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NAPCA DAnce Party

You came in as strangers and you now prepare to part as close friends - but not before you party together at the final dance! There will be a live DJ mixing up your favorite tunes and plenty of snacks and beverages to keep ou going into the night.

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Fun Under the Sun at the Beach

NAPCA students and staff will spend an afternoon enjoying teh beach. Join the fun and relax a little with your new friends!

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Swimming / Pool Parties

It's time to bring out the sunglasses, tanning lotion and get your swim on! Feel the vides with music thumping and relaxing by the pool with your friends while you soak up the sun.

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Tour the United States White House

The White House, Constructed between 1792 and 1800, is the official residence of the President of the United States and a living museum of American history. NAPCA students will have the opportunity to visit the white House in Washington, DC and learn about its history, occupants, and collection.

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Movie Night

Lights, Camera, Popcorn! Students and NAPCA program staff will spend an evening together out is the town to watch an entertaining movie at one ot the top theaters in the U.S.

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iFly Indoor Sky Diving

iFly is an indoor skydiving experience that creaetes true free fall conditions,just like skydiving without having to jump out of an airplan. It's just you and the air, and it's the most incredible adrenaline rush!

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Ice Skating with NAPCA

Want to race? Come out and join NAPCA and staff on a beautiful night by taking some Laps around the skating rink and enjoy your new friends!

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Ice Cream Socials

I Scream, you scream, well all scream for ice cream! Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, whatever your favorite flavor is, it is time to indulage with your friends and NAPCA program staff.

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Open Mic / Talent Show

Whether it's singing a pop culture song, playing a Beethoven sonata, or sharing an athletic feat, the Talent Show at NAPCA is sure to be an evenign of amazing entertainment and merriment.

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Program Curriculum Snapshot

College Admission: Navigating the College Admissions Process

NAPCA 300:

The system of higher Education of United States

NAPCA 301:

High School vs College admission Requirments

NAPCA 302:

Demystifying the college Application Process

NAPCA 303:

Writing the personal Statement and Admissions Essay

NAPCA 304:

Becoming A Competetive Applicant

NAPCA 305:

Personal Statement & Admissions Essay Practicum One on One

NAPCA 306:

How to Select A Major

NAPCA 307:

How to Select your "Best-Fit" & Top-Choice" College

NAPCA 308:

SAT Test Prep.

NAPCA 309:

ACT/SAT Plus Writing Test Prep.

NAPCA 310:

Student Athletes & College Admissions Process

NAPCA 311:

Creating Your Safely, Match, Reach College List

NAPCA 312:

Majoring in STEM and Social Science Major Fields

Financial Aid & Scholarships: Paying for College

NAPCA 400:

Completing the FAFSA: Appling for Financial Aid

NAPCA 401:

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters & Packages

NAPCA 402:

Applying for Financial Aid Practicum

NAPCA 403:

Demystifying Students Loans

NAPCA 404:

Understand Work Study

NAPCA 405:

Repaying your Student Loan

NAPCA 406:

Effective Strategies to Find and Win Scholarships

NAPCA 407:

Schlarship Application & Essay Writing Practicum

NAPCA 408:

Mock Scholarship Interview

NAPCA 409:

Reapplying for Financial Aid

Academic Skills Development & wirting for College Success

NAPCA 500:

Time Management & Goal-Setting Skills

NAPCA 501:

Balancing Academics with Extracurricular Activities

NAPCA 502:

Effective Listeing & Note Taking Skills

NAPCA 503:

Memorization Skills: Learn to Remembers!

NAPCA 504:

Organizational Skills for Student's Sucess

NAPCA 505:

Basic Research Skills for Student's Sucess

NAPCA 506:

Effective Study Techniques

NAPCA 507:

Aademic Presentations & Using PowerPoint

NAPCA 508:

Intro to College Writing

NAPCA 509:

Exam Taking Strategies & Relieving Test Taking Anxiety

NAPCA 510:

Power Reading Strategies: Comprehension & Speed

NAPCA 511:

Academic Writing for College Success

NAPCA 512:

Effective Readming Skills for Student Sucess

NAPCA 513:

Taking Advantage of Academic Support & Campus Resources

Breaking Through Barriers: Path to college Graduation/Career

NAPCA 600:

How to Break Through Barriers

NAPCA 601:

How to Take Ownership of Your Future

NAPCA 602:

Breaking Through Stress & Anxiety

NAPCA 603:

Building & Sustaining Healthy Relationships

NAPCA 604A:

Breaking Through Depression

NAPCA 604B:

Breaking Through Depression on A Day to Day Basis

NAPCA 605:

Breaking Through Emotional & Psychological Barriers

NAPCA 606:

Breaking Thorugh the Barriers to College

NAPCA 607:

Decision Maing Strategies for Student's Sucess

NAPCA 608:

Tranitioning from High School to College

NAPCA 609:

Tips for College Survival

NAPCA 610:

Eating Healthy and Staying Fit

NAPCA 611:

Breaing Through Peer Pressure

NAPCA 612:

Developing Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Leadership & Career Development

NAPCA 700:

Finding our Purpose/Career Path

NAPCA 701:

Presonal Strategic Planning: Education & Career Action Plan

NAPCA 702:

Writing a CV or Resume

NAPCA 703:

Writing an Effective

NAPCA 704:

Applying for a Job/internship Aligned with Your Career Path

NAPCA 705:

Effective Interview Skills

NAPCA 706:

Writing a Cover & Thank You Letter

NAPCA 707:

Intro to Public Speaking

NAPCA 708:

Financial Litracy: Managing Your Personal Budget

Experience College Life & Elective Courses

NAPCA 800:

Living and Dining on Campus

NAPCA 801:

Intro to Greek Life: Fraternities & Sororties

NAPCA 802:

Visit University Course Lacture

NAPCA 803:

Visit your intended Academic Major Department

NAPCA 804:

College student Panel

NAPCA 805:

College Tours: Visit Four Year Colleges & Univeristies

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Sample Program Schedule

Students and parents will receive a copy of the program schedule during move-in/check-in day or on the first day of the program via email.

 

SUNDAY

2:30 – 3:45pm: Check-in for overnight and day program student participants. Overnight students will get settled into your dorm room.

4pm: Welcome ceremony!

4:30-5:00pm: Student group activity

5pm – 6:45pm: Dinner provided by NAPCA!

7pm – 8:00pm: Your first NAPCA course begins.

8pm – 8:25pm: Safety/Emergency drills and procedures.

8:30pm – 10:00pm: Fun group activities. Relax, hang out, exercise, and/or play games! Get to know the other students and start making friends.

10pm: Prepare for bed.

11pm: Lights out for Program participants.

 

MONDAY – SATURDAY

7:30am: Overnight Program participants wake up and prepare for an all-you-can-eat style breakfast in the university dining hall! Choose from sausages, bacon, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, fruit & yogurt, and more. Additional options are available for students with special dietary needs.

7:30am – 9am: Day Program participants check-in between 8-9 AM. All Program participants meet for morning welcome, ice breakers, team-building activities, or some extra study time to work on individual and group assignments and projects.

9:10am: Course Instruction in the university classroom, computer lab, or lecture hall. Breaks will be provided.

12pm: Lunch time—head to the dining hall for college-style eating. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the NAPCA family, or laze under a shady tree outside with a NAPCA Staff member.

1pm: Back to class for more learning and fun.

2:45pm: Afternoon break! Get outside for a game of Capture-the-Flag, soccer, flag football, basketball, Ultimate Frisbee. Socialize. Explore campus. Or, gather some friends to relax and play a board game. We offer many activities that vary by program location.

3:30pm: Return to class. Let’s continue learning!

5p – 6pm: Dinner for Program participants.

6:15pm: Return to class. Let’s continue learning!

7:45pm: Wrap-up classroom learning, class assignments or projects for the day.

8:00pm: Overnight students participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, XBOX & Wii gaming (i.e., Just Dance), physical fitness/exercising with our fitness coach, and other fun activities on campus or in the residence hall.

Alternatively, students can continue working on their individual and group projects, and homework assignments.

8pm – 10pm: Pick-up time for Day Program/commuting students.

11pm: Lights out for Overnight Program participants.

 

LAST DAY OF PROGRAM

7:30am: Overnight Program participants wake up and prepare for an all-you-can-eat style breakfast in the university dining hall! Choose from sausages, bacon, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, fruit & yogurt, and more. Additional options are available for students with special dietary needs.

8am-9am: Day Program participants check-in between 7 – 8:30 am. All Program participants meet for morning welcome, ice breakers, team-building activities, or some extra study time to work on individual and group assignments and projects.

9am: Continue working on final projects to present at the Program Culmination Ceremony.

12pm: NAPCA Style picnic lunch on the university lawn.

1pm: Prep for Culmination ceremony. Final touches on projects plus one-on-one college and career advising.

3pm: Culmination ceremony commences! Show off your project to your parents and siblings! Program staff will present you with a personalized NAPCA Certificate of Completion, and a select group of student leaders will do a recap of some of the program highlights and key accomplishments.

4:30pm: All program participants move out of university dorms and check out.

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Faculty & Staff:

Carefully-vetted program staff recruited from top universities

Our selective hiring practices yield the most highly qualified, passionate instructors from top universities such as UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford.

Thorough background checks

We take safety seriously. All staff members undergo extensive background and reference checks, and program staff who are CPR & First-Aid Certified.

Trained in person

There’s no substitute for in-person training. We train our staff to ensure they are prepared to educate and inspire students.

Experienced and passionate teachers and counseling staff

We adhere to a policy of no “Teachers or Counselors in Training.” Instead, you’ll find experienced and passionate teachers and counseling staff that know how to engage students, break down difficult academic concepts, and place students on a path for success.

Testimonials

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Program Locations, Dates, & Tuition

4 Week Program

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Harvard University

Sessions

  • June 7 - July 3
  • June 14 - July 10
  • June 21 - July 17
  • July 5 - July 31
  • July 12 - Aug 7
  • June 19 - July 14
  • June 26 - July 21

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$8,995

Commuter

$6,900

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Yale University

Sessions

  • June 7 - July 3
  • June 14 - July 10
  • June 21 - July 17
  • July 5 - July 31
  • July 12 - Aug 7
  • June 19 - July 14
  • June 26 - July 21

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$8,995

Commuter

$6,900

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Princeton University

Sessions

  • June 7 - July 3
  • June 14 - July 10
  • June 21 - July 17
  • July 5 - July 31
  • July 12 - Aug 7
  • June 19 - July 14
  • June 26 - July 21

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$8,995

Commuter

$6,900

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Columbia University

Sessions

  • June 7 - July 3
  • June 14 - July 10
  • June 21 - July 17
  • July 5 - July 31
  • July 12 - Aug 7
  • June 19 - July 14
  • June 26 - July 21

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$8,995

Commuter

$6,900

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Cornell University

Sessions

  • June 7- June 19
  • June 14- June 26
  • June 21- July 3
  • July 5- July 17
  • July 12- July 24
  • July 19- July 31
  • July 26 - Aug 7
  • Aug 2- Aug 14

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$4,995

Commuter

$3,450

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University of Pennsylvania

Sessions

  • June 7- June 19
  • June 14- June 26
  • June 21- July 3
  • July 5- July 17
  • July 12- July 24
  • July 19- July 31
  • July 26 - Aug 7
  • Aug 2- Aug 14

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$4,995

Commuter

$3,450

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Brown University

Sessions

  • June 7- June 19
  • June 14- June 26
  • June 21- July 3
  • July 5- July 17
  • July 12- July 24
  • July 19- July 31
  • July 26 - Aug 7
  • Aug 2- Aug 14

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$4,995

Commuter

$3,450

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Dartmouth University

Sessions

  • June 7- June 19
  • June 14- June 26
  • June 21- July 3
  • July 5- July 17
  • July 12- July 24
  • July 19- July 31
  • July 26 - Aug 7
  • Aug 2- Aug 14

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$4,995

Commuter

$3,450

2 Week Program

01
Harvard University

Sessions

  • June 7 - July 3
  • June 14 - July 10
  • June 21 - July 17
  • July 5 - July 31
  • July 12 - Aug 7
  • June 19 - July 14
  • June 26 - July 21

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$8,995

Commuter

$6,900

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Yale University

Sessions

  • June 7 - July 3
  • June 14 - July 10
  • June 21 - July 17
  • July 5 - July 31
  • July 12 - Aug 7
  • June 19 - July 14
  • June 26 - July 21

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$8,995

Commuter

$6,900

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Princeton University

Sessions

  • June 7 - July 3
  • June 14 - July 10
  • June 21 - July 17
  • July 5 - July 31
  • July 12 - Aug 7
  • June 19 - July 14
  • June 26 - July 21

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$8,995

Commuter

$6,900

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Columbia University

Sessions

  • June 7 - July 3
  • June 14 - July 10
  • June 21 - July 17
  • July 5 - July 31
  • July 12 - Aug 7
  • June 19 - July 14
  • June 26 - July 21

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$8,995

Commuter

$6,900

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Cornell University

Sessions

  • June 7- June 19
  • June 14- June 26
  • June 21- July 3
  • July 5- July 17
  • July 12- July 24
  • July 19- July 31
  • July 26 - Aug 7
  • Aug 2- Aug 14

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$4,995

Commuter

$3,450

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University of Pennsylvania

Sessions

  • June 7- June 19
  • June 14- June 26
  • June 21- July 3
  • July 5- July 17
  • July 12- July 24
  • July 19- July 31
  • July 26 - Aug 7
  • Aug 2- Aug 14

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$4,995

Commuter

$3,450

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Brown University

Sessions

  • June 7- June 19
  • June 14- June 26
  • June 21- July 3
  • July 5- July 17
  • July 12- July 24
  • July 19- July 31
  • July 26 - Aug 7
  • Aug 2- Aug 14

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$4,995

Commuter

$3,450

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Dartmouth College

Sessions

  • June 7- June 19
  • June 14- June 26
  • June 21- July 3
  • July 5- July 17
  • July 12- July 24
  • July 19- July 31
  • July 26 - Aug 7
  • Aug 2- Aug 14

Non-Refundable Application Fee

$25

Residential

$4,995

Commuter

$3,450

Full and Partial Tuition Scholarships Are Available!

If you want to be considered for a scholarship, you must submit a scholarship essay with your online application for admission.

Online Fundraising Used by 96% of NAPCA Students

Most of our students use online fundraising websites such as gofundme.com, kickstarter.com, and indiegogo.com to secure the funds to attend our program. Students and parents have reported that online fundraising was the best way to secure the additional funds needed to cover the cost to attend the NAPCA Summer Academy.

1st Payment

Submit Application Fee with your Online Application for Admission

2nd Payment

25% non-refundable deposit Due Within 2 weeks of acceptance notification to reserve your seat

Final Payment

Due 45 days in advance of program start date*

4 Week Program

$25 (non-refundable)

Residential

$2,24875

Commuter

$1,725

Residential

$6,746.25

Commuter4

$5,175

4 Week Program

$25 (non-refundable)

Residential

$1,248.75

Commuter

$862.50

Residential

$6,746.25

Commuter4

$3,746.25

* A $50 late payment fee will be incurred if payment isn’t made in full 45 days in advance of the program start date. NAPCA accepts checks, money orders, wire transfers, Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. Please be advised that returned checks and declined credit cards will incur a $25 charge per occurrence.

Program Fees Include:

* Some campuses offer some single dorm rooms. Single rooms are available on a first come, first served basis for an additional fee of $1000. If we are unable to accommodate your single room request and you have paid the extra $1000, this amount will be refunded.

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Required health insurance (varies)
  • Airport pick up service/transportation to and from campus (varies)
  • Airport pick up service/transportation to and from campus (varies)
  • Personal spending money (varies)
  • Breakfast. All students are encouraged to eat before coming to class each day.
  • Optional World Class Coverage Health Insurance Plan (varies, $75-$300 fee). Health insurance is required for all program participants.
  • Campus Switch Fee: For students who switch campuses after being accepted ($100).
  • Optional NAPCA Membership ($50 fee)
  • Required Health Insurance: U.S. And International Students that have Health Insurance must provide proof of insurance. U. S & International students without health insurance coverage can get health insurance through World Class Coverage Insurance which is available for purchase for an additional cost of $75-150 for domestic students. International Students health insurance cost varies but should not exceed $350.
  • International Travel Medical Insurance: All international students are required to hold a valid and current international medical insurance card before traveling. Please visit this site below that offers different medical plans based on the amount of medical coverage purchased (additional cost) — http://www.usa-assist. com/en/travel-insurance-quote.asp. Once you purchase the travel medical insurance, download your medical card from the website and send a copy of your card to the NAPCA Office of Student Accounts: studentaccounts@napcaonline.org. Students will not be able to participate in the program without a valid and current copy of international medical insurance coverage. Insurance Coverage ranges from $100 to $350 USD for 2 weeks.
  • U.S. Visa: You are fully responsible to obtain a US visit visa in time for you NAPCA Summer Academy program. Once your U.S. visit/ tourist visa has been issued or if you already hold a U.S. visa, send a copy of your U.S. VISA to the NAPCA Office of Student Accounts: studentaccounts@napcaonline.org.
  • Mandatory NAPCA Daily Uniform Shirt(s) (price varies)

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Admission Requirements

Age Requirement:

U.S. and International students (ages 13-20, Co-ed) – who desire to walk into a four-year college or university with the tools and resources to break through the barriers to earn a college education – are invited to apply for admission to the NAPCA Summer Academy at all program locations. U.S. citizenship is not required, but an excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, is necessary.

International Students English Language Test: Evidence of English Language Proficiency

All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency by taking a standardized test called the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service. You can obtain detailed information from the TOEFL website, or contact TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (609) 771-7100.

This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.

If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better in residence at a recognized U.S. institution, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must upload an unofficial transcript from the recognized U.S. institution.

Academic Performance:

We are looking for students who are serious about academics, with at least a 3.00 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic courses.

Note: Students who have earned less than a 3.00 GPA may be considered for admission. Please contact us to speak with one of our staff to discuss your interest in our summer academy.

Personal Commitment:

Your commitment to taking ownership of your future is the most important factor in our process of selecting students for admission. We admit students that show a high commitment level to becoming better prepared and a more competitive applicant for admission to their “best-fit and top choice” college.

Admission Essay:

It’s key to your application. It tells us something about you beyond your grades. We want to know about your extracurricular activities outside the classroom. Your interests outside of the classroom will help paint the full picture of who you are.

Recommendation from a Teacher or School Counselor:

Ask your School Counselor or Teacher to complete the Online Recommendation form, which can be found and completed at www.napcaonline.org/recommendation. We require at least one recommendation but please do not submit more than two recommendations.

Admission & Scholarship Interview (Telephone or In-Person):

Within 2 weeks after you have submitted a complete online application including the required documents for admission, the student and parent will be contacted by one of our staff members and will be asked to complete an admission and scholarship interview over the telephone or in-person.

  • Student Interview (telephone or in-person):

    The student interview typically takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. During the interview session, we will ask questions about the student’s academic and career goals, why they decided to apply for admission to the NAPCA Summer Academy, and the activities they are involved in at their school and outside of school. Please be prepared to do most of the talking! Additionally, applicants along with their parents will have an opportunity to ask specific questions about the NAPCA Summer Academy.

  • Parent Interview (telephone or in-person):

    The parent interview will help us determine if your son or daughter is a good fit for our program. The parent interview typically takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. During the interview session, we will ask questions to get a better insight on the areas (academic and non-academic) you think your son or daughter needs improvement and where your son or daughter is today as it relates to discovering their purpose/career path and taking ownership of their future aspirations.

Note: In-Person Office Appointment Interview will take place at the NAPCA International Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. In-Person interviews are not required but encouraged.

Admission Requirements

Age Requirement:

U.S. and International students (ages 13-20, Co-ed) – who desire to walk into a four-year college or university with the tools and resources to break through the barriers to earn a college education – are invited to apply for admission to the NAPCA Summer Academy at all program locations. U.S. citizenship is not required, but an excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, is necessary.

International Students English Language Test: Evidence of English Language Proficiency

All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency by taking a standardized test called the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service. You can obtain detailed information from the TOEFL website, or contact TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (609) 771-7100.

This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.

If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better in residence at a recognized U.S. institution, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must upload an unofficial transcript from the recognized U.S. institution.

Academic Performance:

We are looking for students who are serious about academics, with at least a 3.00 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic courses.

Note: Students who have earned less than a 3.00 GPA may be considered for admission. Please contact us to speak with one of our staff to discuss your interest in our summer academy.

Personal Commitment:

Your commitment to taking ownership of your future is the most important factor in our process of selecting students for admission. We admit students that show a high commitment level to becoming better prepared and a more competitive applicant for admission to their “best-fit and top choice” college.

Admission Essay:

It’s key to your application. It tells us something about you beyond your grades. We want to know about your extracurricular activities outside the classroom. Your interests outside of the classroom will help paint the full picture of who you are.

Recommendation from a Teacher or School Counselor:

Ask your School Counselor or Teacher to complete the Online Recommendation form, which can be found and completed at www.napcaonline.org/recommendation. We require at least one recommendation but please do not submit more than two recommendations.

Admission & Scholarship Interview (Telephone or In-Person):

Within 2 weeks after you have submitted a complete online application including the required documents for admission, the student and parent will be contacted by one of our staff members and will be asked to complete an admission and scholarship interview over the telephone or in-person.

  • Student Interview (telephone or in-person):

    The student interview typically takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. During the interview session, we will ask questions about the student’s academic and career goals, why they decided to apply for admission to the NAPCA Summer Academy, and the activities they are involved in at their school and outside of school. Please be prepared to do most of the talking! Additionally, applicants along with their parents will have an opportunity to ask specific questions about the NAPCA Summer Academy.

  • Parent Interview (telephone or in-person):

    The parent interview will help us determine if your son or daughter is a good fit for our program. The parent interview typically takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. During the interview session, we will ask questions to get a better insight on the areas (academic and non-academic) you think your son or daughter needs improvement and where your son or daughter is today as it relates to discovering their purpose/career path and taking ownership of their future aspirations.

Note: In-Person Office Appointment Interview will take place at the NAPCA International Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. In-Person interviews are not required but encouraged.

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Documents Required For Admission

Admission Essay:

This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself — your hopes, ambitions, life experiences, inspirations. We encourage you to take your time on this assignment. Be open. Be reflective. Find your individual voice and express it honestly.

As you respond to only one of the essay prompts below, think about the admissions and scholarship officers who will read your statement and what you want them to understand about you. While your personal statement is only one of many factors we consider when making our admission decision, it helps provide context for the rest of your application.

Directions:

All applicants must respond to one essay prompt in no more than 1000 words (single spaced or double spaced, 12pt font).
Please choose one essay prompt out of the three prompts below and respond. Do not respond to more than one essay prompt. Responses to your chosen essay prompt must not exceed 1,000 words total.

Prompt A:

Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. In addition, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the NAPCA Summer Academy.

Prompt B:

What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement. In addition, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the NAPCA Summer Academy.

Prompt C:

Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? Additionally, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the NAPCA Summer Academy.

Notes: Please put your full name, school name, grade level, and phone number in the header (top right hand corner) of your admissions essay. Please compose your admissions essay in Microsoft Word and upload in your online admissions application. If you are having difficulty uploading your essay, you can email your essay to admissions@napcaonline.org.

Unofficial Transcript:

Ask your School, Counselor, or Teacher to provide you with a copy of your unofficial school transcript as you will need to upload to your online application.

Online Recommendation from a Teacher or School Counselor:

Ask your School, Counselor, or Teacher to complete the Online Recommendation form, which can be found and completed at www.napcaonline.org/recommendation.

(Optional) Scholarship Essay:

The scholarship essay is not required for admission but if you want to be considered for a scholarship, you must submit a scholarship essay with your online application for admission.

Please compose a scholarship essay using the following essay prompt.

Scholarship Essay Prompt:

If you are selected to receive a NAPCA Scholarship (i.e., $450 to $1,000) to help cover a portion of your total program fee, can you and your family commit to fundraising the remaining cost to attend the NAPCA Summer Academy? If so, please explain in detail how you plan to raise the additional funds needed to attend the Summer Academy?*

IMPORTANT:

Please put your full name, school name, grade level, and phone number in the header (top right hand corner) of your scholarship essay. Please compose your essay in Microsoft Word and upload in your online admissions application. If you are having difficulty uploading your essay, you can email your essay to admissions@napcaonline.org.

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Scholarships

We offer partial tuition scholarships (ranging from $200 to $1,000 per student) and full tuition scholarships to provide financial assistance to students/families who demonstrate a financial need. Limited aid is available and an application is not a guarantee of financial assistance. Scholarships will be distributed until all funds are exhausted.

 

Applying for a NAPCA Scholarship

 

Students can apply for a scholarship by completing the scholarship section inside the Online Application for Admission to the NAPCA Summer Academy. The scholarship application deadline is on a rolling basis until all funds set aside for families in need have been distributed. We will do our best to help as many students/families as possible but we cannot guarantee that every student that apply for a scholarship will receive the financial support they deserve this summer. 

 

NAPCA is working very hard to secure more full scholarships for our students. You are welcome to join us in securing more funds to help more students/families afford to attend the NAPCA Summer Academy. However, at this time, we encourage students to break through the financial barrier and not allow their financial circumstance to restrain them from attending the program by proactively fundraising the additional funds needed.

 

Many of our NAPCA students come from low income families with household income as low as $10,000 per year and have successfully secured the funds to attend the program with the support of their teachers, counselors, school, friends, family, church, NAPCA, and other stakeholder’s in the student’s community. 

 

Applicants must demonstrate in their scholarship essay that if selected to receive a NAPCA Scholarship they will be committed to fundraising the remaining cost to attend the NAPCA Summer Academy. The students will need to explain in detail how they plan to raise the additional funds needed to attend the NAPCA Summer Academy.

 

Students will have an opportunity to explain how they plan to raise funds and receive feedback during the required admission and scholarship interview (phone or in-person interview). To learn more about the required interview for admission and scholarship, visit: napcaonline.org/admission-requirements

 

Scholarship Essay

The scholarship essay is not required for admission but if you want to be considered for a scholarship, you must submit a scholarship essay with your online application for admission.

 

Please compose a scholarship essay using the following essay prompt.

 

Scholarship Essay Prompt

If you are selected to receive a NAPCA Scholarship (i.e., $450 to $1,000) to help cover a portion of your total program fee, can you and your family commit to fundraising the remaining cost to attend the NAPCA Summer Academy? If so, please explain in detail how you plan to raise the additional funds needed to attend the Summer Academy?*

 

IMPORTANT: Please put your full name, school name, grade level, and phone number in the header (top right hand corner) of your scholarship essay. Please compose your essay in Microsoft Word and upload in your online admissions application. If you are having difficulty uploading your essay, you can email your essay to admissions@napcaonline.org.

* NAPCA is available to help students and families fundraise. Please contact us for support at support@napcaonline.

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Fundraising

Online Fundraising Used by 96% of NAPCA Students

Many of our students are using gofundme.com, kickstarter.com, and indiegogo.com to do online fundraising. Students and parents have reported that online fundraising was the best way to secure the additional funds needed to cover their cost to attend the NAPCA Summer Academy. Our students and parents wrote a compelling letter or used the NAPCA Summer Academy Sponsorship Letter to ask for donations. They sent the letter out to their friends and family via email. Additionally, for those students and parents that had a Facebook page, they placed the donation letter on their Facebook page.

Download: Sponsorship Letter 

We highly recommend that use online fundraising. It has proven to work for our students and parents. If you need help setting up your online fundraising website, our student support team is here for you.

You can set up your personal online fundraising website in about 15 – 20 minutes. 

To start raising funds online now, go to:

gofundme.com

kickstarter.com 

indiegogo.com 

Please contact our NAPCA Student Support Team (support@napcaonline.org) to receive assistance with your fundraising efforts. We can help you develop your own personal fundraising web page.

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