Early in May, the Office of Precollege Programs partnered with OSU Center for Latin@ Studies and Engagement, OSU Open Campus’ Juntos program, the Adelante en Acción student organization, and other sponsoring organizations to host over 350 members of Latino families on campus for a day of college and career readiness … and a little fun!
While on campus, families from the Juntos sites around Oregon were led on a culturally relevant campus tour by members of Adelante en Accion, asked questions of a student panel, and heard about the logistics of apply for and attending college from current Latino graduate students and faculty members. For those families who had visited OSU before, science and engineering activities were offered including cheesemaking, K’NEX Solar Cars, Windmills, and Environmental Health.
After an informative morning, everyone gathered back together to share lunch, get to know other Juntos community members from different locations around the state, and participate in a little healthy competition in the form of a pinata contest and soccer tournament.
All-in-all it was an impactful experience for these families, and we look forward to hosting another Juntos Family Day in the future!