Kids on Campus Program
Field trips to area universities and partnering with current college student, middle school participants receive first hand experience on college life.
Kids on Campus is a Latino Green Project program which coordinates elementary school and youth outreach programs to provide inner-city youth with educational activities while providing university students the opportunity to work with youth through individual internships, group internships, and community-based coursework.
The Kids on Campus program gives fourth through sixth grade students the opportunity to dream about the future, participate in hands-on learning experiences, and sample college classes in a university environment. Prior to visiting the college, the Kids on Campus coordinator visits each class to talk about college and career options and receive a Kids on Campus' "I'm Going to College!" T-shirt. Each student fills out an application and receives a College for Kids acceptance letter. When they arrive at sponsoring college, students register, receive a student ID badge, and attend two classes designed for their grade.
They finish the day with a graduation ceremony and a College for Kids diploma. Classes are designed and taught by university students through community-based coursework and faculty and staff who volunteer their time for this event. Examples of classes are creative writing, art, computer psychology lab, and career classes.