Princeton University’s

Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs

Junior Summer Institute

BLI's partnership with Princeton University allows NMHU students to attend the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute with a full scholarship. Students nominated by NMHU and accepted by Princeton participate in a seven-week institute focused on developing critical public policy skills. Rodrigo Blanco Rojas participated in the 2009 Junior Summer Institute.
Improving Communication Positive Parenting Volunteerism Decision Making Collaborating with the Community


Session strands will focus on topics related to youth leadership, parenting, fatherhood, student learning, health, safety, community action, multicultural families, policy and leadership, Title I parent involvement programs, immigration issues, district, school, community roles and responsibilities and more.

Some sessions will be available in English, Spanish, and Native languages when possible.

  • Interactive, hands-on sessions with many resources
  • Local and national experts in the field of building family-community and school partnerships
  • Presentations by students involved in the ENLACE and Gear Up Programs
  • New strand for school and district staff with a focus on roles and responsibilities in planning and building partnership programs
  • Opportunities to influence statewide polices related to parental involve-ment programs
  • A forum for open and constructive interaction that is honorable and respectful
  • Practical hands-on activities that participants can use with their children and in efforts to promote partnerships in their own communities
  • Opportunities to learn more about federal and state requirements and trends, standards-based education, and effective practices
  • Good food, bags, toys, and gifts as well as a chance to win a laptop computer
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