The Office of Outreach and Engagement Recruitment aims to identify high-achieving students who have the potential to attend highly selective colleges and universities across the country. Through self-discovery, students will tap into their natural gifts, ignite their imaginations and impact the world for the greater good. 

We utilize two formats of outreach with the goal of helping high-achieving students stretch in new directions and realize their potential. NDignite Connection is an in-person leadership program for students in the Philadelphia, PA/Camden, NJ area, while NDignite Connection 2.0 covers similar topics in an online environment for students living anywhere in the United States. These programs are designed specifically for top-performing students in grades 7 and 8. Students may apply at the end of their 6th or 7th grade year. There is no cost to students or their families to participate in the program.

NDignite Connection participants will learn about:

  • life at a highly-selective university
  • the college selection and application process
  • how to use their greatest gifts to invest in the lives of others and in their professional careers 


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