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Find Your Future Summer Education Camp

The Find Your Future Summer Education Camp is a 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

2019 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.
  • 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

2019 Find Your Future campers working on their video projects with iPads given to them for the week.

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • 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 us at findyourfuture@ou.edu or (405) 325-1518.

"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, Executive 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 us at findyourfuture@ou.edu or (405) 325-1081 if you or someone you know may be interested in participating.