The Star-Herald

Local student spends three weeks at Yale

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Katelyn Amero of Mapleton successfully completed the EXPLO 360 summer program at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

EXPLO 360 is a three-week enrichment program in the applied liberal arts that promotes creativity, engagement and intellectual daring.

Fourteen hundred motivated and talented students from across the United States and 70 countries gathered at Yale for the program. These students chose from more than 150 courses and workshops ranging from genetic engineering and women in the media to international conflict resolution.

In addition, students visited cultural and recreational sites across New England and New York, participated in a broad array of sports, artistic and scientific activities, and engaged in community service work. Rounding out their experience was the ability to learn from prominent scholars-in-residence like New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan.

Moira Kelly, president of EXPLO, said, “Allowing students to explore the world of people and ideas without the pressure of grades means students can reconnect with their curiosity and creativity, two things too often lost in school. Doing that with talented peers from around the world is simply inspiring and often leads students to move from learning to know to learning to do.”

EXPLO was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1976 and is an international leader in summer enrichment, featuring programs at Yale for grades 10-12, Wellesley College for grades 8 and 9, and Wheaton College for grades 2-7.

EXPLO has an alumni network of more than 75,000 former students and faculty, including more than 25 members of Forbes Magazine’s annual “30 Under 30” list.

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