TA Pauses Summer Programs in 2021; Branches remain closed

01 Oct TA Pauses Summer Programs in 2021; Branches remain closed

September 26, 2020

Dear Telluride Friends,

As the summer has progressed, Telluride Association has been grappling with our obligation to combat anti-Black racism and white supremacy within our summer programs, in our board governance, and in the landscape of American secondary and higher education. This, in addition to uncertainty wrought by the pandemic for the foreseeable future, has led us to pause summer programs for the 2021 summer.

This programmatic pause enables board member and staff labor to be focused on reviewing and rebuilding many aspects of Telluride Association. We intend to adjust our programmatic curriculum and organizational structures to better serve our mission and clarify the contributions we hope to make to students’ journeys while they’re with us for their Telluride summer. We will miss running these transformative programs in the 2021 year but feel strongly we must act responsibly to create sustainable structures that actively support the flourishing of Black students and other students of color.

We love running summer programs for high school students and we can’t wait to get back to serving students through our summer programs in the summer of 2022.

We know that as civic-minded individuals our affiliates and alumni place value in addressing systemic racism and we ask for your continued support during this time. 

We will share out additional news as the year goes on.

If you have any questions about Telluride’s decision or how you can become involved during this year of growth, please contact us at tellurideassociation@tellurideassociation.org.

Sincerely,

Morgan Whittler SS08 SP09 TA14

TA President 2020-21

6 Comments
  • manisha
    Posted at 02:17h, 26 November Reply

    can international students (Indian) apply for this summer program?

    • Puneet Singh
      Posted at 13:57h, 26 November Reply

      Yes, our programs are open to international students. However the Association has paused the Summer Programs for 2021, so there will be no application cycle this year.

  • Judy Zhu
    Posted at 19:32h, 30 December Reply

    So there is no applications for year 2021’s summer, and if I want to apply that will be next year right?

    • Puneet Singh
      Posted at 20:53h, 30 December Reply

      Yes, there is no application for summer 2021. We are in the process of restructuring our summer programs, so stay tuned to announcements on our website and social media.

  • Gokul
    Posted at 09:59h, 01 January Reply

    So will there be a TASP 2021

    • Puneet Singh
      Posted at 16:31h, 01 January Reply

      No, there will be no summer programs in 2021.

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