SLAM Workshops

Science, Language Arts, and Mathematics (SLAM) Workshops

The Science, Language Arts, and Mathematics (SLAM) Program is a summer enrichment program for high school students that is designed to help enhance students’ science, language arts, mathematics, and reading skills. SLAM also teaches students about health issues that affect African Americans and provides them with opportunities to explore careers in the health sciences.  

The SLAM courses are taught on an advanced level, which requires students to think critically and prepares them for the rigor of college coursework. SLAM is an intensive and highly-competitive program for high-achieving high school students.  

SLAM 2022 Program Information

SLAM Workshop I (for students who will have completed 9th grade by June 2022):  July 5-29, 2022

SLAM II (for students who will have completed 10th grade by June 2022):  June 6-July 1, 2022

SLAM III (for students who will have completed 11th grade by June 2022):  June 6-July 1, 2022

All SLAM Workshops will be held ONLINE for summer 2022.

SLAM 2022 Selection Criteria

Students who apply for SLAM will be selected based on the following criteria:

  •     Their overall grade-point average (3.0 or higher)  
  •     The rigor of high school courses completed   
  •     The strength of their instructors' recommendations   
  •     A well-documented interest in pursuing a career related to healthcare, public health, or biomedical research  
  •     The quality of their writing, as evidenced by the essay submitted with the application      

Apply now! The SLAM 2022 Application is available online at https://form.jotform.com/211738124214144. Applications are due Friday, March 4, 2022.

Contact Information:

Science, Language Arts, and Mathematics (SLAM) Program
Jackson Heart Study Undergraduate Training and Education Center (JHS UTEC)
Tougaloo College
500 W. County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
Phone: 601-977-7754 or 601-977-7820
Email: kkharris1@tougaloo.edu