Youth Programs

Youth Programs


College Opportunity Programs

Welcome to the College Opportunity Programs! We are a program of the School of Education’s Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd) Center. Our mission is to increase student preparation for postsecondary opportunities through academic enrichment, academic advising, motivational activities and K-12 partnerships.


Words Take Wing

Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature

David A. RobertsonSince 2005, more than 15,000 Sacramento-area school children have benefited from Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature. This annual celebration, held each February, gives students the opportunity to hear about the personal journeys and creative processes of acclaimed authors and illustrators of diverse children’s literature whose stories about Native American heritage, Asian culture, African American culture, and Latino identity, among many others, allow them to explore a wide range of perspectives and world views.


About the Young Scholars Program

Applications for Summer 2022 are now closed

Applications for Summer 2023 will open January 15, 2023

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Program Overview 

Program dates: June 19 – July 30, 2022

Applications for summer 2022 will open on January 15, 2022.

Overview Heidi Ballard

YCCS Educator Resources from the Center for Community and Citizen Science

With Youth-focused Citizen and Community Science (YCCS), youth contribute to authentic science. They can do this through data collection, but also interpreting or sharing findings. But what does this mean for science learning? To answer this question, we have been researching implementation of YCCS projects to explore when and how YCCS works best.

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