Through the use of technology and near-peer mentoring, volunteer students from Oregon State University each academic term connect with underserved K-12 classrooms, community colleges, non-profit organization, and community partners across Oregon. The main focus is to reach rural and underrepresented populations.
SAC Academy is an expansion of the programs of the OSU School of Arts and Communication (SAC) into and beyond our community. The academy’s initial offerings of precollege summer programs in art and music will eventually be expanded into a full array of program offerings such as private lessons, music accompanists for hire, professional development workshops and community access to other expertise and resources from within SAC.
The purpose of the Migrant Student Leadership Institute is to build leadership skills in Oregon migrant students as well as to expose them to college life and encourage students to attend college, which for many of the migrant students, represent the first ones in their families to attend college. Also, students are encouraged to promote their leadership and self-esteem, but also to concentrate on giving and choosing a service project back in their communities.
YEBW’s college-accredited programs apply textbook theory to real world situations. Students reside in Weatherford Hall and experience the value of business skills for any occupation. Participants are placed in mock companies and are given the opportunity to lead their peers as the CEO, crunch numbers as part of the finance team, or develop a marketing plan to skyrocket their sales. They learn business and investing strategies, develop leadership skills, and are inspired to network and prepare for their future.
Program goals are teaching leadership and public relations skills as well as gaining subject matter knowledge in various disciplines. Participants become acquainted with Oregon State University through on-campus tours and involvement in educational activities.
High school students can start their college career early while helping meet high school graduation requirements. This program allows high schools students the opportunity to earn transferable college credits online, start a college transcript, and complete these courses in the comfort of their own environment. These online courses, taken through OSU Extended Campus, are offered in almost every subject area.
The primary foci of the American Indian Initiatives, Asian & Pacific Islander American Student Services, Casa Latina/o de OSU, and the Ujima Education Office is the access and retention of traditionally underrepresented students at Oregon State University. ISS performs culturally sensitive and specific outreach and recruitment to underrepresented precollege students who represent 100% of our target ethnic communities
JumpstArt emphasizes skill development and conceptual growth through exposure to accelerated art, music and theater instruction with visiting artists and faculty mentors. Students work in art, design, music, and theater labs, attend evening presentations by guest lecturers and artists, and participate in multi-disciplined events. This is a three week residential camp.
4-H helps young people learn and grow through an intentional process that builds competence, confidence, connection, compassion, and character. Currently, more than 100,000 young people across Oregon participate in 4-H. Leadership and oversight of 4-H at the local level is provided by a faculty member of Oregon State University who lives or works in the community they serve. The work of 4-H is accomplished through a network of 5000 volunteers, parents, and paid staff who conduct learning experiences in out-of-school, after-school, and in-school settings