The School of Education is committed to making an impact in the
lives of youth through both its research and its academic
programs that prepare educators to focus on the needs of students
first. In addition, we offer several programs that serve youth
directly. These programs are aligned with our focus on literacy
and science education.
Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS)
SAYS empowers youth
throughout the Sacramento Region to share their thoughts through
spoken word poetry. In addition, in partnership with districts
and schools, SAYS provides professional development for teachers
and places poet-mentors in classrooms to strengthen student
literacy in classrooms and beyond.
Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature
Words Take Wing is annual event
that invites an award-winning children’s literature author to
speak to up to 1,000 k-12 students.
UC Davis Young Scholars Program
Nearly 50 years old, the UC
Davis YSP program offers up to 40 high school students an
opportunity to live on campus for six weeks in the summer and
conduct real-world research in a variety of labs across