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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Expand Your Mind
Sponsoring Organization: Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth

Main Contact
Name: Roberta Seum
Title: Executive Director
Address: 1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 696-6590
Fax: (651) 696-6592
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11


The Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth's mission is to provide an educational community where diverse, intellectually curious students can experience the excitement of learning and expand their academic and social vision. The organizations goals are: 1. Provide an array of enriched, hands-on courses in three age-appropriate programs; 2. Attract and retain master teachers interested in sharing their commitment to their discipline; 3. Attract a diverse group of students, including those not generally encouraged to attend; 4. maintain a financially stable organization.


Approximately 370 students at MITY's summer program, Expand Your Mind, immerse themselves in an intense study of one course ranging from creative writing, engineering, theatre, jazz band, art, social sciences, math, and sciences. Class sizes are small so that everyone feels welcome and receives the attention they need for a high level of learning. Unique and experiential classroom activities help students stay excited and motivated about learning. MITY also has extracurricular activities and social events that reflect the whole-child approach to developing students academically, physically and socially. Expand Your Mind, for students in grades 7 through 12, is held on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul. From its stages to chemistry labs, rehearsal halls to classrooms, cafeterias to athletic fields, students catch a rare glimpse of what college life is like.

Program Dates

Expand Your Mind has two unique 2-week summer sessions. Students can take one or two sessions. Each session has different classes. Session A: June 18 - June 29, 2018 Session B: July 9 - July 20, 2018

Can students reside on campus? Yes

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Estimated residential cost per student
Tuition: $695
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Room/Board: $1,055
Transportation: $0
Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $695
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0