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Successful program ramps up individual communication with families and students who were on the verge of graduating high school.
A program at Ontario High School is targeting Hispanic students and their families to help them prep for higher education. The program called Juntos, a Spanish word that means “together,” first came to Oregon in 2012 and teaches participants about graduation requirements and the college application process.
Un programa en Ontario High School está dirigido a estudiantes hispanos y sus familias para ayudarlos a prepararse para la educación superior. El programa llamado Juntos, llegó por primera vez a Oregon en 2012 y enseña a los participantes sobre los requisitos de graduación y el proceso de solicitud de ingreso a la universidad.
The Juntos program has reached over 670 individuals in Jefferson County, including 316 middle and high school students and 216 parents/guardians. Over 90% of these youth continue to college, career/technical education, or the workforce; the vast majority are the first in their families to attend college.
The Juntos program, a six-week Spanish-language workshop offered through Oregon State University, prepares Latino high-school students for higher education and includes ongoing advisement for students and families. This article addresses the Juntos approach to college-readiness, and the state of Latinx education.
Last week, 30 middle school kids participated in a weeklong camp in Hood River offered by OSU Extension Open Campus program. The focus of the camp was “Human Centered Design.” In small groups, campers practiced the five stages of HCD (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test) to develop a product. On the final day, they used videotaped infomercials that they created to “pitch” their product to parents and guests at the final showcase.
Academia Latina is a week-long program at Southern Oregon University in which students engage in activities that will help them grow as students and leaders.
Camp at TDMS for students sixth grade to those entering 9th
Aviation Day at the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day introduced over 62 fifth- and sixth-grade students to the facets of flight, including exploring the field as a possible future occupation.