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February Vacation 2023 High School Programs

Each program description includes a link to the registration form.

College Visits

College visits provide Onward students with the opportunity to get firsthand information about many colleges and universities throughout New England.  Students are provided with campus tours, information sessions facilitated by admissions and financial aid representatives, BIPOC and alumni student panels, lunch on campus, and much more.      

Program dates: Feb. 20 – 24 

Program times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Program location: Various higher education institutions throughout New England

Grades: 9 – 11 

Notes: Lunch and transportation will be provided.

Click to register for Bentley University and Boston College

Click to register for Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island College

Click to register for Salve Regina University and Roger Williams University

Click to register for The College of the Holy Cross and Assumption University

Click to register for the University of Connecticut Storrs Campus

Project Open Door (POD)

We have again partnered with the Rhode Island School of Design’s (RISD) Project Open Door to offer a weeklong photography program for 9th and 10th graders. Over the course of the week, each Onward student will use resources to build their own camera, create digital portraits, understand the science of photography, learn about the principles of building and analyzing strong character design, examine demonstrations of other artistic styles, and much more! 

Program dates: Feb. 20 24

Program times: Noon to 4 p.m. 

Program location: Rhode Island School of Design

Grades: 9 and 10 

Notes: Snacks and transportation (RIPTA bus passes) will be provided.

Click to register.

The Steel Yard

For the first time, Onward We Learn has partnered with The Steel Yard in Providence, which offers arts and technical training programs designed to increase opportunities for cultural and artistic expression, career-oriented training, and small business incubation. Onward students will participate in a jewelry-making course, including an introduction to light metals, focusing on sawing, soldering, filing, finishing, patinas, sketching and designing wearable artwork. Students will finish the workshop with completed rings and earrings.  

Program datesFeb. 20 – 24

Program times: Noon to 4 p.m. 

Program location: The Steel Yard

Grades: 11 and 12 

Notes: Snacks and transportation (RIPTA bus passes) will be provided.

Click to register.