Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program students meet Patriots owner Robert Kraft

MKTYP students attended a special celebration at Gillette Stadium to mark the new academic year.

Nineteen students admitted to Brandeis through the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) got to meet New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a special lunch at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 6.

MKTYP was established in 1968 and renamed in 2013 for Myra Kraft, Robert Kraft’s late wife and a 1964 Brandeis alumna and trustee.

The program provides small classes and support systems for high school graduates who have developed the necessary skills for college through life experiences, but have had limited precollege academic opportunities. MKTYP offers courses in writing, quantitative reasoning, science, social science and computer science and provides students a rigorous academic experience they have not previously had.

This is the Kraft family’s sixth consecutive year hosting an event for MKTYP students.

Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz, Provost Lisa Lynch, Executive Vice President Ira Jackson, Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement Zamira Korff and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Kim Godsoe also attended.

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