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Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Oregon Coast Quests Quests are fun, free-choice learning adventures that use clues and hints to encourage participants to discover the natural, cultural and historical "treasures" of place and community. Suitable for groups of all ages, self-guided Quests allow lifelong learners to explore parks, trails and other outdoor spaces in new ways and at their own pace. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer History, Science Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center:
541-867-0238
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Oregon 4-H Oregon 4-H offers a variety of educational opportunities for youth ages 5-19. The program is part of the OSU Extension Service and is active in all Oregon counties. 4-H is based on a positive youth development (PYD) approach that recognizes all youth have interests, abilities, and strengths that can be enhanced by participation in 4-H programs. Research shows that participation in high quality 4-H programs increases thriving in youth, and thriving youth achieve important developmental outcomes, such as academic motivation and achievement. Opportunities abound for leadership development, community service, and learning about topics as diverse as natural sciences, foods and nutrition, animal science, STEM and more! All 4-H educational activities are designed to help participants develop lifelong skills through project based learning that will prepare them for future success. To learn more about local opportunities, contact the OSU Extension office in your county or call the State 4-H Office at 541-737-4444 (HHHH). Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Business, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Pati:
541-737-1324
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Migrant Student Leadership Institute 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. Summer Art, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Amas Aduviri:
541-737-3923
10, 11, 12
KidSpirit Youth Programs KidSpirit, which is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Sciences, offers year-round programs for children ages 2 years through high school. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Math, Music Kidspirit:
541-737-KIDS
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Juntos Juntos (meaning "together" in Spanish) works to empower families around education. Uniting with community partners to provide culturally relevant programming for 8-12th grade students and their parents, Juntos is designed to provide families with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out of high school, and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Leadership Ana Gomez-Diazgranados:
541-737-2288
K, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
JumpstART: Precollege Visual & Performing Arts Program 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 one week camp with a residential option. Summer Art Erin Sneller:
541-737-5592
9, 10, 11, 12
Intercultural Student Services Outreach 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 Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Alison Davis-White Eyes:
541-737-4383
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Inner City Youth Institute A collaborative partnership of the Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Bureau of Land Management, and OSU 4-H Youth Development. Through school year activities based in Portland, and summer programs at the Salem 4-H Center and OSU campus, the Inner City Youth Institute encourages Portland youth to explore higher education and careers in the natural sciences. The Inner City Youth Institute promotes safe outdoor learning environments, and creates unique mentorship opportunities with natural resource professionals. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Alice Philips:
503-821-1125
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
iINVENT Summer Camp iINVENT Summer Camps are developed for Middle School students to experience the world of invention by building on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills to create things that improve lives and are worth inventing. Summer Engineering, Math, Science Jay Well:
541-737-0534
6, 7, 8
High School Journalism Institute Co-hosted by OSU and The Oregonian, this camp seeks to nurture budding journalists underrepresented in the field. With guidance from professionals in the field, participants use real journalism skills to report and photograph a 32-page newspaper, as well as blog and produce multimedia pieces for The Oregonian's website. They will learn the value of making a difference by covering multiple perspectives in the news. Summer Literature Steven Sandberg:
541-737-3383
9, 10, 11, 12

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