We are #PaduaPROUD of Naima Ellis-Daniels '25, who has been selected to attend the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS), a six-week summer educational experience designed for high school sophomores and juniors, with only about a 3-5% acceptance rate!
June 25-August 5, Naima will attend the Anti-Oppressive Studies Seminar at the University of Michigan. TASS prepares and inspires promising young students to lead and serve through transformative educational experiences rooted in critical thinking and a democratic community. Telluride Association covers all program costs for every student, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees. Only about 3%-5% of those who apply for TASP get through.
Participants in TASS will attend a three-hour college-level class each weekday and be expected to read books and articles, view films and art, and participate in other class activities. They will also write essays during the summer, with help and feedback from the instructor team.
Outside of class, they will work together to democratically make decisions, from planning group activities and outings, creating an inclusive community, planning community service projects, and spending from a program budget. Participants will also learn and practice transformative justice to strengthen the community and work through internal conflicts. And they will participate in a public speaking program with classmates and hear lectures from guest speakers visiting the TASS house. Congratulations Naima!