Mandel Foundation grant creates youth academy at Tri-C | Local News

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation Board of Trustees has approved a five-year grant of up to $1,440,577 to establish and initially support the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Youth Humanities Academy at Cuyahoga Community College, according to a statement. September 14 press release. .

“We are excited to take this next step in developing a partnership with Tri-C that engages young people to understand how the humanities enrich their personal experiences,” said Jehuda Reinharz, President and CEO of the Foundation. Mandel, in the press release. “Inspiring students early will help them grow into the civic-minded citizens Northeast Ohio needs to lead us into a stronger social and economic future.”

With its first cohort of 30 students expected in the summer of 2022, the academy will offer high school students entering their junior and senior years the opportunity to broaden their education in the humanities during a nine-week summer session. . The program will include art, religion, literature and philosophy. Students will be drawn from the districts of Cleveland and its inner suburbs, including Warrensville Heights, East Cleveland, Maple Heights, and Parma.

“The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Youth Humanities Academy is a unique opportunity for budding juniors and seniors to deepen their understanding of the humanities and prepare for college-level academic work,” said Alex Johnson, president of Tri-C. The version.

Based at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus, students will also travel to local destinations such as the Cleveland History Center, local movie theaters, and other colleges and universities for hands-on exhibits, to watch and discuss films, and engage in discussions with local scholars. For attending the academy, students will receive transportation and a weekly stipend, allowing students to focus on the program without the demands of a summer job, according to the release.

“Mandel Youth Humanities Academy students will have many opportunities throughout the academic year to connect with Tri-C’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Scholars Academy,” said Matthew Jordan, Dean of the Mandel Humanities Center. , in the press release. “We hope many of them will choose to continue their studies as Tri-C Mandel Fellows.”

For more information about the academy, contact Jordan at 216-987-2605 or [email protected]