Central Oregon Community College

Summer youth programs at Central Oregon Community College campuses are back after a two-year pandemic hiatus, and grant funding now allows the college to reduce or eliminate the cost of these programs for K-12 students. The college received a $247,819 award from the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts to fund this summer’s programs, which are meant to support underserved students, particularly from rural parts of Central Oregon between the ages of 10 and 14.

With the grant, the college will expand its free summer coursework for high school students in Redmond, Madras and Prineville. It will also make Youth Camps for middle schoolers in Madras and Prineville free.

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Bryce Dole is an education reporter with The Bulletin. He previously worked as a government and public safety reporter with the East Oregonian. He grew up in Grants Pass and has lived in Oregon all his life.

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This is a very cool and necessary initiative, and I hope that everything will succeed and such courses will be started. Many students would like to improve their skills, but the price for such courses or tutoring may be too high. I've been dreaming about getting a writing course because I want to improve my skills, but the only one I like is too expensive for me. But luckily, from June there has been a free writing course at my uni, and I have lessons twice a week which is amazing. I've been using the help of when I needed someone to write my literature review because usually, I have a lot of trouble writing them. That's why I want to improve my skills and knowledge and I'm so happy to have such a chance finally. And I'm sure that such courses will be beneficial for many students, and will help them with their education in the future.

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