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Summer Arts Clinic invites students to get creative

Three Summer Arts Clinic instructors share what they’re most excited about teaching in this new summer program from Badger Precollege.

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A family affair

A Badger Precollege alum and his mom share their experiences with the program and the lasting lessons that have stayed with them.

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Badger Precollege featured on Galin Education podcast

Chris Harry, assistant dean and the director of Badger Precollege, chats with podcast hosts about about what students should look for in a high-quality summer program.

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International high school students thrive at EducationUSA Academy

Five international students shared what they like best about the program and how it has impacted their future education plans.

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Chancellor Mnookin attends classes with Badger Precollege students

The chancellor’s visit showed how UW–Madison is committed to helping precollege students learn about the university and the world around them.

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Latino Youth Summit previewed in Madison365

Madison365 spoke with Badger Precollege staff about the annual Latino Youth Summit for middle school students — and how it helps young learners prepare for college and career.

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A female instructors walks between tables of Latinx middle school students, encouraging their work during UW–Madison's Latino Youth Summit.

Latino Youth Summit invites middle schoolers to explore college

La Cumbre de la Juventud Latina invita a estudiantes de secundaria a explorar la universidad.

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Summer Music Clinic helps alum snare his place in UW Marching Band

Now a member of the UW Marching Band drumline, Elliott Frank says SMC helped him get comfortable with campus — and the audition process.

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A diverse group of middle school students walks down a sidewalk on campus smiling and talking. More students appear in the background.

Summer programs back on campus!

It was so exciting to have students ages 5–18 back at UW–Madison this summer for Badger Precollege and campus youth programs! Check out some of the action in this photo essay.

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Precollege students can cultivate creativity in these summer arts classes

Five arts instructors share what they’re looking forward to teaching precollege students this summer — from music production and composition to photography and creative writing.

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Celebrating 85 years of UW’s tuition waiver for musicians

Adopted in 1937, The UW Tuition Waiver Award has helped to launch the professional music careers of hundreds of students over the years.

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Award-winning artist to teach hip-hop, songwriting at Summer Music Clinic

Rob Dz is a hip-hop musician, spoken word artist and Kennedy Center-certified teaching artist. This summer, he revises his role as instructor for UW–Madison’s Summer Music Clinic.

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