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To attend CRISIS, students must be in the fifth or sixth grade at the time of program application, and they must be a member of TIP's 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. If you are enrolling in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search as a first step in applying to TIP's CRISIS summer program, you should first determine your child's TIP eligibility and then enroll in the Talent Search. Within two business days, you will receive confirmation of Talent Search enrollment, allowing you to proceed with applying to CRISIS. 

The highly structured nature of CRISIS is ideal for families whose students may be attending a residential program for the first time. Parents participate in arrival day events, and TIP maintains a special blog where CRISIS parents can check in daily to read about program activities and see photos.

CRISIS is a residential summer program for fifth and sixth graders enrolled in TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. The program lasts one week and takes place at five college campuses. Students assume the role of a professional on a specific occupation-based research team, collaborate with their peers, and participate in activities that build their academic, leadership, and teamwork skills.