Texas Tech University Outreach & Engagement
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K-12 & Undergraduate
K-12 & Undergraduate Engagement supports the commitment of Texas Tech University students, staff and faculty to be civically engaged by fostering a college-achieving culture. This is accomplished through the development, expansion and delivery of a nexus of programs, partnerships and opportunities which serve the community, promote learning and enrich lives.

K-12 Outreach

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Office of Community Engagement (OCE)

www.community.ttu.edu
  • BTSF
  • Reality Check
  • College 101 Readiness
  • Middle School & High School (6th-12th grade)
  • Scavenger Hunt • Mini-University
  • K-5th grade
  • TTU Spirit Contests
  • Teen of the Month
  • College 101: Educating and Engaging Parents
    • K-12th grade
    • College Nights

IDEAL

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/diversity/ideal/
  • Super Saturdays
  • Summer Camps
  • Shake Hands with Your Future

Project Future

http://educdata.educ.ttu.edu/Development/projectfuture/
  • Summer Camps

AVID

http://www.avid.org/ (Dr. Fernando Valle – f.valle@ttu.edu)
  • College readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance
  • Parent/Student Night @ TTU
  • Tutoring
  • 6th-10th grade
  • Career Planning/Assessment

Upward Bound Programs

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/upwardbound/
  • College-Prep Classes
  • Tutoring
  • College Tours
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Academic Advising
  • Stipends ($20 per session)
  • Financial Aid Advising
  • Career Counseling
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Summer Camps
  • College Tours
  • Community Service
  • Student Government
  • Summer 1 Session @ TTU Scholarship
    • Tuition/Fees, Room & Board
  • Interactive Learning with Technology
    • iPads, MacBooks, Laptops, etc.
  • AP Exams
  • Career Planning/Assessment
  • Financial Aid
  • Admissions
  • Scholarship/Resume/Essay Workshops

Teen Straight Talk

http://www.teenstraighttalk.com/ (Dr. Elizabeth Trejos – elizabeth.trejos@ttu.edu
  • TTUHSC
  • Free program to motivate adults and their teens and preteens (10-18) to talk about abstinence, teen pressures, sex education and responsible decision making.

Generation Texas

http://www.southplainsgentx.org/south-plains-gentx.html

Academic Partnerships

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Center for Active Learning & Undergraduate Engagement

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/calue/

College of Arts & Sciences

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/artsandsciences/

Biological Sciences

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Communications Studies

English

  • Judges and coordinators for UIL Ready Writing
  • Organized the literacy awareness Marathon Reading
  • helped coordinate some lifelong learning projects through University College (poetry, chess)
  • held writing and chess workshops, and have hosted tournaments
  • working on a National Writing Project program
  • worked a little with the K-12 Global Outreach program in the ICC (just starting to, really)
  • held ready writing workshops for local high school teachers

Geosciences

Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

College of Education

http://www.educ.ttu.edu/

College of Engineering

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR)

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/agriculturalsciences/

College of Human Sciences

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/

Honors College

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/honors/

College of Media and Communication

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/honors/

Rawls College of Business

http://www.rawlsbusiness.ba.ttu.edu/

College of Visual & Performing Arts

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/VPA_.php

Community Partnerships

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LEARN, INC

http://www.learnprograms.org/

  • Talent Search
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Aid
  • Career Planning/Assessment

Communities in Schools of the South Plains (CIS)

http://www.cissouthplains.org/

  • Supportive guidance & counseling
  • Tutoring, academic enrichment
  • College preparation, pre-employment training
  • Health, basic needs, fitness and mental health
  • Mentoring and adult advocates
  • Parental involvement, assistance with basic needs

South Plains Closing the Gaps Council

http://www.southplainsclosingthegaps.org/

  • Go Centers (High School-College Students)
  • Provided information concerning the college going process
  • Change students’ fundamental beliefs about the appropriateness and benefits of college.

Volunteer Center of Lubbock

http://www.volunteerlubbock.org/

  • Youth Connection (6th-12th grade)
    • Provides opportunities for leadership development and civic engagement through volunteerism.
  • Youth in Service (6th-12th grade)
    • Recognize young people for the service they provide to the community and to give them support in connecting to the community. School campuses enroll in the program at the beginning of each school year and agree to designate a sponsoring group or organization on the campus to oversee the program.
  • United Way Youth Division (6th-12th grade)
    • To give high school students the opportunity to learn about community services provided by the Lubbock Area United Way.
  • Youth Advisory Board (6th-12th grade)
    • Provides opportunities for young people to become proficient in the ethics and mechanics of board service.
  • Youth in Philanthropy (6th-12th grade)
    • Opportunity for high school students to learn about philanthropy, charitable foundations, and community agencies.
  • Teen Pacesetters Camp (6th-12th grade)

College for All Texans

http://www.collegefortexans.com/