CRISIS lets gifted young scholars use problem-based learning to try out an exciting profession while learning academic, leadership, and teamwork skills. Each year, students join a “research team” to tackle a hypothetical community crisis. The week-long program combines this fun, engaging academic approach with supportive residential activities.
2019: The Year of the Pandemic
This year, students will tackle a pandemic as doctors, scientists, engineers, journalists, financial institutions, and government officials.
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All fifth and sixth graders who have joined the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search are eligible for CRISIS.
CRISIS is a residential summer program for fifth and sixth graders. Students assume the role of professionals and collaborate with their peers to solve a hypothetical community crisis.