Summer Programming


2022 Summer Programming

June 15, 2022

At last week’s 15th Night Network Gathering, we asked partners to share about their upcoming Summer programs for youth. We are so excited to see so many amazing programs and opportunities available to youth in our community. Continue reading for more info!

4J School District Summer Programs
Contact: Tia Holliday

Summer Intensive Programs are available at a variety of schools, and
students can go to programs at a school where they are not
enrolled. Programs offer school credit and students can enroll

  • 9th Grade Summer Bridge – these are school specific. Students can
  • meet their teachers, meet peer navigators, get familiar with the
  • building.
  • High School credit recovery program
  • Future Build – Students can be onsite and get college credits to work
  • on construction sites. On the job training.

Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)
Contact: Brandi Hoffman

  • Pre-college program to inspire students to pursue, enroll, and succeed in higher education.
  • Programs for everything from journalism, to architecture and design.
  • During the program students can get support applying for school
  • Residential program coming back this year. Opportunity to experience college first hand.
  • Some programs offer high school credit as well
  • If students participate in the program two years in a row they can become eligible for a full housing scholarship at U of O.

Springfield School District Summer Programs
Contact: Mindy Leroux

  • Credit rebound starts in July
  • Summer Enrichment in August
  • Strong Start Program (2 weeks for incoming freshman)
    • Decision making skills, getting comfortable with campus, etc.

City of Eugene Parks & Rec Summer Programs
Contact: Mya Griffith

  • RAP (Recreation Apprentice Program)
    • The RAP program gives 14-17-year old’s the opportunity to gain job skills while working in Recreation programs: youth camps, recreation classes and preschool.
    • RAP participants will receive general recreation trainings such as Positive Behavior Management, Work-Team Development and Growth Mindset to mention a few. RAP participants will also receive industry training including CPR, First-Aid and Food Handlers Permit.
  • Vibe at Petersen Barn Community Center
    • Teen hangout, safe space on Friday nights 5-9pm
    • Free food, games, art, music, and more!
    • Ages 12 – 18

Looking Glass New Roads

  • Afternoon snack at Monroe park every other Monday (starting May 16th) 2-4pm
  • Queer Cheer every Wednesday
  • New Roads talent show in June
  • Day trip to the coast planned for July
  • Pride event in August
  • End of August will have a spa day for haircuts, nails, face masks.

NW Youth Corps
Contact: Zeke Zeff

  • Summer Youth Camping Crew (5 weeks)
    • Ages 16 – 19
    • Online application can be found on website
    • Youth earn stipend and possibly school credit for participating in the program.
    • There is a program fee but we do offer financial assistance.

Positive Community Kitchen
Contact: Sarah Rivera

  • New cohort starts June 20th. Orientation is June 16th. Runs through September 20th.
    • Mondays and Tuesdays. We need kids to join!
    • Safe space for kids to give back to their community
  • Also looking for teens to join PCK youth committee
  • No experience needed. We are a teaching kitchen!

Centro Latino Americano, Downtown Languages, and Xhicanitas
Contact: Julia Hernandez

  • Puertas Abiertas/Pasos al Futuro Summer Leadership Academy is a FREE 2-3 week summer program for Hispanic youths ages 16-21, offered in partnership with Lane Community College. Activities vary from year to year, but generally include leadership activities, financial literacy, story telling, goal setting, art, scholarship writing, job shadowing, résumé writing, field trips, more.
  • Xhicanitas book club
  • Starting a culture youth group (ages 5 – 17)
    • Youth leadership, healing circles, bring in resources and help parents access.

To learn more about any of these Summer programs, please reach out to the contacts listed above. To see a full list of 15th Night Community Partners, click here. If you are interested in learning more about the 15th Night Network, or would like to attend a meeting please contact