Summer Enrichment Programs

On behalf of the RBHS PTO, we would like to thank Principal Pam Bylsma for organizing a wonderful presentation on “Finding Summer Enrichment Opportunities to Match Your Child’s Interest” at our March 10 PTO meeting. A lot of great information, including scholarship and grant opportunities, was provided. If you were unable to attend, the highlights are listed below:

Fresh off the press, the Summer Academic and Athletic Programs Catalog, was shared with the group. The program booklet is available at

Rolando Martinez, M. Ed, Triton College Relations Associate, presented information on a variety of programs and scholarships available through Triton. Mr. Martinez shared information on a fantastic scholarship program; the Trustee Honors Scholarship program waives tuition and fees for fall and spring semesters for students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester. To qualify for this scholarship, high school seniors who receive a 3.35 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale at the end of their 7th semester; or receive a 25 or higher ACT score; or are in the top 10% of their graduating class qualify for this amazing scholarship. The deadline for submitting an application for Fall 2014 is the first week of April.

For application and additional information, please contact Program Coordinator, Dr. Michael Flaherty 708-456-0300, ext. 3250;; Scholars Program website –

Several RB students gave presentations on summer programs they had attended:

  • Leadership Workshops: Michael Tardi, Senior, National Student Leadership Conference Engineering Camp, George Washington University, DC
  • Enrichment Camps: Nicholas Kenealy, Senior, Samsung App Academy, Chicago
  • Fine Arts Camp: Catherine Cowell, Junior, Interlochen, MI
  • Volunteer Projects: Natalie O’Callaghan, Junior, Loyola Hospital Junior Volunteer Program
  • International Service: Olivia Novak, Senior, Global Leadership Youth Service, Tanzania, Africa

The Riverside Brookfield Education Foundation (RBEF) provides grants for these types of camps and other leadership programs. The application deadline is Thursday, April 17.  Application forms are available at Completed applications should be sent to Jim Franko, RBHS Student Services.

Michael Tardi

Nicholas Kenealy

Cathryn Cowell


Olivia Novak-web