Foundation Grants have made the following summer programs possible:

Summer Urban Farming – $5,000

To build and maintain the new Urban Farm through the Bridges Alternative Middle School Program. Students will experience hands-on learning with gardening, watering, landscaping, and building; as well as time in the classroom to help develop 2024-2025 Urban Farm program. Student’s classroom work will include: budgeting, planning and art projects.

International Culinary Institute – $13,000

To provide Latino youth at Linus Pauling Middle School an enrichment opportunity to build community, develop culinary skills, and sharpen research and presentation skills. Students will work in groups to research a variety of geographical locations throughout the world, research factors that impact the culinary traditions of the area and prepare traditional dishes.

Summer Field Ecology Institute – $10,843

A 2 week field ecology course for CV, College Hill and CHS sophomores and juniors who love ecological science or are credit deficient. The class will include field trips to different sites around Oregon where students can complete field ecology studies. Focus on tide pools, estuarine mud flats, mixed conifer forest and oak woodlands, prairie meadows, rivers and wetlands.

CHHS Urban Farm – $8,157

To support Urban Farm students working over the summer to harvest, market, and sell produce and maintain the grounds for the upcoming fall.

High School Credit Recovery – $100,000

To serve students enrolled in Corvallis High School, Crescent Valley High School, and College Hill and designed to help students catch up on credits to either complete final graduation requirements or get back on track in their progress toward graduation. This will support up to the provision of 240 credits. This more than doubles last years possible credit options.

Family Support – $13,000

Supporting students and families this summer with resource navigation and scholarships to community based camps and activities.

Middle School Math Camps – $10,000

Summer curriculum for incoming 6th graders identified as benefitting from additional growth mindset in order to find success in math.  Camp activities will align with long-term academic milestones, such as Algebra 1 proficiency.

Total Investment: $165,863.68