Beaver Hangouts in the classroom

ENCOURAGE AND SERVE underserved students with COLLEGE ACCESS AND READINESS information through the use of TECHNOLOGY.

Beaver Hangouts is a mentoring program that strives to provide every child with an equal opportunity to post-secondary access.

Through the use of technology and near-peer mentoring, we connect volunteer students from Oregon State University each academic term with underserved K-12 classrooms, community colleges, non-profit organization, and community partners across Oregon.   Our main focus is to reach rural and underrepresented populations.  Over 50% of the students in the schools we currently serve qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program.  This year we will expand programming to include Spanish language sessions, and information for transfer students attending community colleges.


K-12 Teachers/Schools, Community Colleges & Non-Profit Organizations  

Beaver Hangouts accepts applications on a rolling basis.  Contact Beaver Hangouts for more information at, or 541-737-9428.  You can also find more information at Schools and Classrooms.  Some sample Skype sessions that might interest you are: types of post-secondary education or how/when to apply for college.  For these sample lesson plans and more go to Sample Lesson Plans.  We are currently in the process of posting materials in Spanish and for students transferring from community college.


OSU Student Volunteers

Do you have one-hour per week?  Want to make a difference in your community?  You can help students learn about going to college and be a role model for others! 

If you are interested, but have limited time consider Beaver Hangouts!  As a college access coach at Beaver Hangouts you would be teaching underserved K-12 students, or community college students via Skype every week for just 1 hour.  You will be provided with lesson plans developed by the program.  You gain experience working with youth and education.  To find out more about this opportunity, please contact us at 541-737-9428 or email us at You can also find more information at Become a College Access Coach

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