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Youth Development Program: COST PER STUDENT: $1,300

STEM Education: Science, technology, engineering and math after school programming is delivered by certified teachers hired from within each of the school sites as well as partnering organizations such as the Maritime Aquarium and volunteer professionals in STEM related industries utilizing the schools’ resources and result in age/grade appropriate activities.  COST PER STUDENT: $460

Robotics & Project Based Learning: Carver FIRST LEGO League (robotics) and CT Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP) student teams are organized and mentored by professionals to participate in state competitions. COST PER TEAM: $6,500

Annual Spring College Tour: Each April, chaperoned Carver students leave Norwalk to spend their spring break visiting schools they aspire to attend. Our one-day tour of Connecticut colleges takes place each fall on Election Day. COST PER STUDENT: $1,100

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The Summer Enrichment Program at the Carver Community Center and at Columbus Magnet School serves Norwalk students ages 5 through 13 years old. Two among many learning experiences are the software supported GoMath and Lexia Reading Core 5 programs facilitated by certified teachers.  COST PER STUDENT: $1,000

The Freshman Summer Success Academy at Brien McMahon and Norwalk High Schools prepares students transitioning into these schools into the ninth grade. COST PER STUDENT: $1,100



At the conclusion of each school year we hold a Testimonial Dinner at the Carver Community Center when we award Carver students, including current college students, with scholarships and recognition. Awards are based on a rigorous application process, based on a student’s overall achievement, character, and academic performance. The total amount to be awarded is determined annually by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Program Committee of the Board of Directors via anonymous voting determines award recipients annually. Relatives of YDP candidates must abstain from any involvement. 

Our goal is to help deserving individuals within our community achieve their career goals, an objective which has the added benefit of bettering the community at large. We seek to insure that no deserving scholar will be deprived of higher education because of a shortage of funds. Carver sees higher education as a catalyst for positive change, a force that can transform the lives of individuals and families and advance the economic and civic health of societies.