Welcome!

Welcome to the Young Owls Summer Program (YOLP) at Rice University!  Our mission is to prepare rising high school students as both leaders in their communities and competitive applicants to top-tier colleges and universities. The week-long program will guide participants through the college application process while also teaching participants leadership skills and concepts. Participants will also get a taste of life at a university by staying overnight at Rice University for the duration of the program. YOLP is partnered with HISD’s EMERGE program and currently accepts rising high school sophomores from that program. If you are interested in participating be sure to apply to the EMERGE fellowship here.

“Though we come into the program alone we leave with possibly life long friends and mentors who are willing to go with us and guide us every step of the way to college, through college, and even after college.”