Following the Summer Institute, the Delta Scholars will reconnect in the fall for five days in Boston visiting Harvard and Brandeis Universities. This trip provides an opportunity for students to share updates on their projects, receive continuing feedback, reflect on lessons learned from the program, and discuss how those lessons might be applied to solving other problems in or outside of Mississippi. The Scholars also engage with Harvard and Brandeis students and faculty working on Delta issues, including Harvard Law students in the Mississippi Delta Project. The goal of this intellectual exchange is to provide both sides with fresh perspectives, promote dialogue that can push their work forward, and foster networks of young leaders that might collaborate in the future.
Dates for Boston Week are set during the Summer Institute based on participant availability and fall scheduling.