Summer Planner

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Summer Excelerator

what is the program?

Summer Excelerator is a week-long leadership and pre-professional program for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Housed at the NYU Bronfman Center – a hub for downtown Jewish student life – the experience blends leadership development training and Jewish identity building. Using New York City as a canvas, participants will explore their identities while gaining valuable professional and leadership skills.

who can apply?

  • you are creative, driven, talented and excited to gain professional skills in a cohort experience
  • you identify as Jewish and want to learn about different Jewish backgrounds and experiences while exploring your own identity
  • you are currently in grades 10-12
  • you live within a commutable distance of NYC (no housing provided)

what will you gain?

  • confidence as you apply for college knowing you have a university-based program on your resume, with an nyu certificate of completion
  • entrepreneurial skills that will put you a step ahead of your peers
  • a new network of friends, colleagues, and mentors that will contribute to a life-changing summer
  • a taste of what it’s like to be a student at nyu by receiving access to nyu’s campus and facilities

what will you do?

  • learn professional and leadership skills to prepare you for college and beyond
  • explore cultural sites and the jewish nonprofit sphere with nyc as your canvas
  • engage with your jewish identity and expand your jewish community
  • build relationships within your cohort, deepening your relationships with each other and yourself

next steps

  • submit your application by the april 17th deadline!
  • contact Mel Friedel ( with any questions about the program or application process
  • get ready for the best summer of your life!

summer 2023 details:

  • cohort 1: July 10th - July 14th
  • cohort 2: July 31st - August 4th
  • program fee: $600, not including $20 application fee (scholarships available)
NY-New York City / Westchester / Long Island
Start and End Dates
07/10/2023 to 07/14/2023
10, 11, 12
1 week
Program Type
Pre-college Program
Scholarship Available
Number of Participants
Cancellation Policy Type
Please contact us to ask about our cancellation policy.
Additional Information
Kosher food
Shabbat friendly