I was not eligible to attend, due in no small part to the fact that I lived in Texas that summer, but I know several people who did: my sister, my wife, and my best friend, among others. They all swear that it was the most wonderfully life-changing three weeks of their lives. In fact, my sister was so enamoured with it that she quit high school to start college a year early.
And now it's (at least temporarily) kaput, the latest victim of state budget cuts. Damned depression (I've decided to stop calling it a recession, fyi... it just doesn't drive the emminence of it home).
This is sad, because regardless of your political beliefs, this is a government program that actually does some good, plus it's education, and what's bad about education? If you've a mind, give the state rep hell. There's contact info on the MSA home page.
Hat tip: Abby.