Diversity and Academic Advancement Summer Institute (DAASI)


The Diversity and Academic Advancement Summer Institute (DAASI) is a partnership between Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office for Student Diversity and Thread (formerly Incentive Mentoring Program). The goals are to three fold:

(1) Academic Assistance: Provide a comprehensive, engaging curriculum to bolster participants’ academic self-confidence and capabilities;

(2) Service, Life Skills, and Team Work: Create opportunities for participants to learn important life and professional skills through work opportunities and service learning experiences; and

(3) Visualizing Success: Expose them to science and health educational pathways so that they may visualize the possibility of pursuing careers in science.