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.
The UC Davis School of Education and its partners, Sutter Health/Sutter Children’s Hospital, Sacramento, and the Sacramento Public Library, host the annual Words Take Wing event to celebrate children’s literature as art.
Naomi Shihab Nye is our 2017 Words Take Wing visiting writer. She describes herself as a “wandering poet,” perhaps because of the four decades of traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. She will be here to speak at the Mondavi Center for the Arts on February 28.
The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphases on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences.