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Find Your Future Summer Education Camp

Find Your Future Summer Education Camp

We are now accepting applications for the third annual Find Your Future Summer Education Camp, which will be held on the OU Norman campus July 15-20, 2018.

The Find Your Future Summer Education Camp is a five-day residential program hosted by the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. This program is designed to recruit and prepare high school students of color who are interested in becoming educators in order to address the critical shortage of educators from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in the state of Oklahoma and across the country. Students who participate will be encouraged to reflect upon their own educational experiences and develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships with others in their schools and in society. This program is offered at no cost to participants.

“It was amazing. I loved every second of it and would recommend it to everyone interested, males and females.” - Jaylon

2017 Find Your Future campers
2017 Find Your Future campers and counselors.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE:

  • Students from racial minority backgrounds who are currently enrolled in high school, with preference given to students who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2018.
  • Interested in exploring the possibility of a career in education.
  • Academically motivated with plans to attend college after graduation (no minimum GPA requirement).

"My passion for education grew when one of the speakers said that 'all teachers have the power to change a student's life and all students have the power to change a teacher's life.' These words; simple yet powerful were my call to action. I knew I had to pursue a future where I would change lives; a future in education.” – Alberto

16 Find Your Future - Shawn Sheehan
2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Shawn Sheehan was a featured speaker at the 2016 camp.

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Five days of housing and meals at OU
  • Transportation to and from campus (if in the OKC or Tulsa metro areas)
  • Opportunities to learn from speakers and panelists
  • Opportunities to engage in collaborative learning activities
  • Information about careers in education
  • Information about applying to and paying for college
  • Information about scholarship opportunities
  • Mentoring from OU faculty and students
  • Ongoing support for success in high school and beyond
  • Invitations to OU events

 

For more information about the camp or assistance with completing the application, please contact Krystal Golding-Ross at krystalg@ou.edu or (405) 325-6220.

Download a Flyer (PDF)

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 15. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled.

Download an Application - English (PDF)
Download an Application - Spanish (PDF)

"The camp was a lot of fun! I've decided not to sign the contract to play soccer and I'm pursuing my education and the camp has actually helped me decide what I want to major in. And that is education! So the camp had a huge impact on my decision and life.”- Mason

16 Find Your Future - Student activity
2016 campers take part in a team-building exercise.

Find Your Future is funded primarily through donations from individuals. For more information about supporting this program through a financial contribution, please contact Emily Reed, Director of Development, at emilymapes@ou.edu or (405) 325-1976.

16 Find Your Future - Teach Like Me Panel
Panel discussion at the 2016 camp.

We are currently looking for guest speakers and panelists. Please contact Krystal Golding-Ross at krystalg@ou.edu or (405) 325-6220 if you or someone you know may be interested in participating.