Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is an event hosted by UA Foundation to help with the reduction of summer melt among UA’s new graduates. Summer Melt is when college-intending students fail to enroll in the fall after high school graduation.

This event will feature speakers from different college campuses in the area, a panel of UA alumni, a panel of UA alumni parents, and updates from UA Foundation.

A college transition checklist has also been created to ensure UA graduates are on track to successfully begin college in the fall.

2023 Summer Bridge

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 28

  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm

  • Location: Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road Kansas City, MO 64110 (Kansas City Room)

Event Schedule:

  • 6-6:15pm – Welcome

  • 6:15-7:15pm – Student support presentations

  • 7:15-7:20pm – Transition to breakout rooms for panels

  • 7:20-7:50pm – College student panel and parent panel

  • 7:50-7:55pm – Transition back to the main room

  • 7:55-8pm – Closing & reminders

Student Support Presenter Information

Steph Hart

Student Success Coach

Rockhurst University

Lauren Martin

Financial Aid Advisor

Metropolitan Community College

Davlon Miller

Director of Career Services

University of Missouri-Kansas City