The Oregon College Access Challenge Grant provides schools, districts, colleges, universities, and community-based non-profit organizations opportunities to serve youth in their college-going dreams. Today's blog post features a currently-funded university.
SouthernOregon University Pre-College & Youth Programs received the College Access Challenge Grant in order to expand our three existing one week summer residential programs: ACADEMY for Talented and Highly Able students, Konaway Nika Tillicum for Native American Youth, and Academia Latina for Latino Youth. These three programs have expanded to serve more low income, first–generation students and under-represented Latino and Native American students. These camps are designed to offer a broad range of academic classes, workshops, and activities that will inspire students to embrace the learning and expanded career opportunities that a post-secondary education offers. Our programs are renowned for stretching a student’s imagination as we simulate college campus life and academic engagement.