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.
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:  Education Today and Beyond - 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

For more information about Kids on Campus, please contact Tex Ostvig, Kids on Campus coordinator, at 612-624-6386 or email mcae@umn.eduRequest today and don't delay as reservations can be made a year in advance.