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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 have joined the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search by February 1. Students who enroll in the talent search after February 1 should expect delays when applying for this program.

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.

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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.