Find Your Inner Genius

Power Scholars Academy™ is a 5-week, summer learning program designed to help advance students’ academic achievement through a full-day of challenging math and reading instruction; fun arts, science, technology, and engineering enrichment activities; community and career exploration; field trips; and healthy breakfast, snack, and lunch.


Power Scholars Academy™ is a partnership between the Y and the national nonprofit BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), doesn’t just tackle summer learning loss—it builds strong youth, academically, physically, and emotionally. The program partners with local schools to support students in literacy, math, enrichment activities in STEM and the arts, along with a health curriculum.

Family involvement is also a key component of the program. At the start of the summer, parents are strongly encouraged to attend a Parent Orientation to learn about expectations for their participation, review policies and procedures, answer questions, and reinforce the importance of scholar attendance. Power Scholars Academy™ staff members provide regular updates to parents on their children’s progress and challenges through phone calls, progress reports, and a mid-program Open House. All parents are invited to attend a Closing Ceremony celebration, at which scholars perform skits, songs, and theatrical presentations.