Kids on Campus

MCAE MontageThe Kids on Campus program brings elementary and middle school students in grades K-8 to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, in order to engage community youth in the life of the University and foster an interest in higher education.
Currently accepting reservations for Fall 2017 and Winter/Spring 2018. Summer reservations for 2017 are offered on a limited basis. 
Kids on Campus provides learning opportunities to organized or established mentoring groups, youth groups and schools and connects youth to the U in a a vibrant, hands-on way.
  • Youth with limited access and exposure to higher education
  • Youth of color
  • Youth in poverty
  • Youth from new immigrant communities
  • Youth who could become first generation college students
Kids on Campus partners with K-8 schools and youth-serving organizations to create customized programming for each student group. Depending on students' age and interests, a Kids on Campus visit might include:
  • Speakers
  • Scavenger hunts
  • On campus lunch arrangements with staff and students (when available)
  • Discover the U - Self Guided Campus Tour
  • Specialized learning activities

Now offering our Campus 2 Kids Program

If you are unable to visit our campus, we will send a University Staff member to your school to give one of the following presentations to individual classes or large groups.

  • Session 1:  College is Cool - Exploring the value of Higher Education
  • Session 2:  Leadership Development - Today and Tomorrow
  • Session 3:  Goal Setting - Reaching for the Stars and our Dreams
  • Session 4:  Time Management - 86,400 Reasons to make today and everyday count
  • Session 5:  Team Building - The Power and Wonder of Teamwork

Currently accepting reservations for Fall 2017 and Winter/Spring 2018. Summer reservations for 2017 are offered on a limited basis. 

For more information about Kids on Campus, please contact 612-624-6386 or email mcae@umn.edu.

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