"Ramp provided me with the resources to advocate for myself and my education. I feel connected with many of the professors here where all of them know me by name."
-Derek Wong, Summer '11 Ramp participant
Contact InformationFor more information on college access programming, please contact Jennifer Scott.
Pre-College Bridge Program
RAMP is a six-week program specifically geared toward Boston resident graduates. The goal of Ramp is to support the transition of Boston residents from high school to academics at Wentworth by providing early exposure to resources on campus by immersing students into the college environment, making lasting connections to peers, faculty and advisors. During the program, students work in collaborative teams with students from other majors to design, engineer and build a prototype that addresses a specific problem in Boston. The team will include staff, faculty and past RAMP participants focused on not only guiding students through the problem-solving process but also providing academic advising, mentoring, and direct instruction in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, composition, and research methods. Qualified participants receive a $1,500 stipend for their work on these projects to help offset the absence of a summer job. RAMP is the only work-study position for incoming freshmen in all of Boston. The last three years have seen 32 students engaged in the program from all over Boston.
The RAMP program focuses on creating learning communities, interdisciplinary, project-based activities, external collaboration and career exploration, and relationship building, all of which will help Boston residents students both on campus and after graduation from Wentworth.