Youth Education Partners
Youth Education

University Partners

College of Architecture and Planning

College of Architecture and Planning

The mission of the College of Architecture + Planning is to nurture a culture of discovery, design and innovation in our designed world rooted in an ethic of care, community and commitment. Our efforts will be the spark for positive transformation in our designed world to promote the health and well-being of our society and environment through research, community engagement and educational experiences shaped to nurture the agile, inventive minds necessary to address global challenges that are yet unknown.


College of Health

The College of Health is among the largest of the colleges and schools at the University with 2,500 undergraduates and 600 graduate students. Degree options include 18 BA/BS degree emphases, 16 master’s degree programs, three clinical doctorates, and five PhD programs. This combination of graduate degrees, professional programs, and undergraduate majors uniquely positions the College to contribute to the clinical and research missions of University of Utah Health and high impact educational practices on the main campus.


College of Science Department of Physics and Astronomy

The mission of the University of Utah Department of Physics & Astronomy is to advance knowledge about the appearances and interactions of energy and matter and of celestial objects and phenomena. We strive to share this knowledge with students and the wider community through a continuous effort in undergraduate and graduate teaching and by achieving research excellence in theoretical physics, experimental physics and astronomy.


BioEYES

BioEYES is a hands-on science education program that exposes K-12 students to science and the scientific method and sheds a positive light on science exploration. BioEYES not only broadens the students’ outlooks but it also trains public school K-12 teachers in science education via seminars and co-teaching with trained science educators. BioEYES Utah is sponsored by the University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics.


School of Medicine - Office of Inclusion and Outreach

The mission of the Office of Inclusion and Outreach (OIO) is to extend an open invitation to all embracing and supporting all values for the enrichment of the entire Utah community. Additionally, we seek to value and embrace all outreach in order to bridge the Utah Community and the SOM through educational and healthcare partnerships.


Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE)

Entertainment Arts & Engineering is the overarching term used to describe the interdisciplinary work between the College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts. Encompassing the array of fields in video game design and development, students from both colleges work together throughout their academic careers. This partnership reflects the current state of the interactive entertainment business world.

Community Partners

Higher Ground Learning

Higher Ground Learning provides students with educational alternatives that stimulate the intellect and imagination. We have something for every student with our one-on-one academic tutoring, summer workshops, and test prep classes. We specialize in experiential and innovative curricula.


Camp Kostopulos (Camp K)

Camp Kostopulos is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people of all abilities through recreation, education and growth opportunities. At our partner camps, the kids spend half their time at the U of U, and half their time at Camp K participating in outdoor learning adventures, nature education, and 21st century skills. We switch sites in the middle of the day so that the campers can get the best of both worlds!


Mountain Education Development (MED)

MED is dedicated to creating a community of educators, leaders, and outdoor enthusiasts who are committed to increasing the professionalism of the outdoor industry. With their knowledgeable instructor team, cutting-edge technology, and customizable technical, medical, and risk management programs, MED is able to create experiences that are highly educational and rewarding for its clients. At our partner camps, participants engage in a series of activities including: hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, orienteering, and wilderness first aid.


The Paint Mixer

The Paint Mixer, located in Park City, and Sugar House, is “Utah’s Favorite Art Studio” (Utah Family Magazine, 2014). Our workshops for kids and teens are led by a professional instructors who guide students to develop and strengthen their technical skills while exploring the world of acrylic and canvas. In a fun, supportive, and structured atmosphere, students produce display-worthy pieces and showcase their masterpieces at an artist exhibit.


Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA)

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) advances and elevates the community of contemporary arts and culture, establishing Utah as a leading voice for the spirit of innovation, experimentation and dialogue surrounding the issues of our time. At our partner camps, participants get an unique opportunity to hone their artistry in a behind-the-scenes weeklong residency.


Game Night Games

College of Architecture and Planning

Game Night Games carries a large selection of strategy board games and card games, particularly Euro games such as Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride (as well as traditional games such as Chess, Go, and Backgammon). Game Night Games features an in-store gaming area and regular game nights. At our partner camps, instructors create a positive learning environment by using cooperative board and card games to engage participants.


Learning Through Robotics

Learning Through Robotics partners with global STEM education curriculum leaders to teach and reinforce STEM concepts through “hands on” activities using robotics technology. Youth who like engineering subjects, maths, and sciences will love our partner camps because of the interaction they will have with several types of robots. Participants will actually build mini robots using building models, attaching sensors and motors that are plugged into a computer and configure its behavior using a simple programming tool developed by world’s leading research institutions and robotic companies.


FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake

The mission of FRIENDS is to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the lake through education, research, advocacy and the arts. Our partner camps are rooted in inquiry-based learning and emphasizes learning through participation. They combine informal environmental education strategies while incorporating science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) to reinforce the Utah Common Core State Science Standards.


Salt Lake City Golf

The Salt Lake City Golf Division provides exciting golfing opportunities at nine full-service public golf courses conveniently located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Salt Lake City golf courses offer PGA Certified golf instruction with excellent practice facilities that can help you get the most out of your golfing experience. Salt Lake City golf courses offer quality conditions, convenient locations and excellent value. Public golf as it should be.


Clever Octopus

The Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center is filled with reclaimed and reusable materials donated from businesses and individuals in and around the Wasatch Front - materials that would otherwise stay hidden in closets for decades or be sent to landfills. The Octopod mobile outreach vehicle is a fully equipped mobile classroom, stocked with a plethora of materials for creative exploration and staffed by Clever Octopus’ artists. The Octopod will host classes throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond when it visits schools, adult care facilities, residential treatment centers, community outreach programs, community festivals, and private events.

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