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Summer Success Academy


Summer Success Academy

SUNY ERIE City Campus


July 6 - August 7, 2020

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and

Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


The 8th Annual Summer Success Academy - SSA - is open to 50 Buffalo Public and Buffalo Charter School students, who have applied to Erie Community College, completed the ACCUPLACER® placement test, and have placed into one or more developmental courses for the fall 2020 semester.  

The purpose of the SSA is to provide recent high school graduates transitioning into Erie Community College with the academic support and interpersonal skills needed to successfully achieve a post-secondary education.

Some highlights of the SSA include:

  • Academic readiness in English and Math
  • EAL reading and writing—for bilingual students
  • College readiness seminars
  • Fun team-building and leadership activities
  • Earn and learn: Mayor’s Summer Youth Internship—MSIP stipend of $11.80/hr. for 20 hrs/wk for students who submit a completed application by the March 31, 2020 deadline.

To apply, submit the Summer Success Academy application and completed Mayor’s Summer Youth Internship application with required documentation as indicated by:   March 31, 2020 to receive a stipend.  Students may still apply to the SSA through May 15, 2020, however in order to receive the MSIP stipend applications are due March 31, 2020.

Applications are available in your high school guidance office or by calling (716) 270-4721 or through email: The Mayor’s Summer Youth application is also available online:

Don’t delay spots fill quickly!