SEE US Succeed!
Science Education Experience to help Underserved Students Succeed!
Summer 2017 will be our tenth year offering the program!
The SEE US Succeed! program is a two-week summer science camp program that provides hands-on, inquiry-based science investigations for Long Beach Unified K-5th grade students experiencing homelessness. The program is modeled after the Young Scientists' Camp.
We are partnering with St. Mary's Medical Center Low Vision Screening Center to provide vision screening for students. Students requiring glasses will receive them free of charge. They will receive a follow-up appointment to get a full vision test and select glasses.
SEE US Succeed! is a joint venture between California State University Long Beach (CSULB) and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), supported by the CSULB Math/Science Teacher Initiative and individual and group donors.
Monday, July 24 - Friday, August 4, 2017.
The camp takes place on the campus of California State University Long Beach.
K-5th grade homeless or impoverished children in the Long Beach Unified School District are eligible for the SEE US Succeed! program.
Students not eligible for the SEE US Succeed! program can apply to attend Young Scientists' Camp, the tuition-based camp at CSULB during the same two weeks. Limited financial aid is available.
Recruitment for this program is done by school counselors. Applications are then reviewed and families notified of their acceptance.
Families will be notified as soon as possible. Students not accepted in the first round will be wait-listed and contacted in July if openings become available. Priority will be given to students who did not attend last year and to families with completed applications.
Science Camp Schedule
LBUSD buses will pick-up children along predetermined routes and bring them to the camp. Kids will receive a snack and lunch at the camp before returning to their families.
Kids arrive by bus at CSULB at 8:40am.
|10:00am||snack and recess|
|11:30am||free lunch program, more science|
|1:00pm||bus returns to CSULB and bring kids back to the school drop-off location|
In the News
SEE US Succeed! has garnered press interest over the years. Here are a few stories about the program:
- NPR story about the 2013 Camp
- Long Beach Press Telegram story about the 2012 Camp
- LA Times story about the 2010 Camp
Camp donors include Baum Harris, the El Dorado Women's Club, Los Altos United Methodist Church, Long Beach PEO Chapter CR, and numerous individuals. We thank all of our donors for their support.
If you would like to donate to SEE US Succeed!, you can give directly or include an extra gift when you register for Young Scientists' Camp.