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Building on last years success, Boise Code Camp will again be adding a youth track to its traditional selection of community driven technical content. The youth track is a full day of sessions dedicated to the experienced and novice programmer between the ages of 6 and 16.
In past years Boise Code Camp has had a single session presented for kids by kids as young as 6 years old. These sessions were so well received and attended that we were encouraged to expand beyond just a single session. In the last year, millions of kids, many of them in our own community, have learned to code with the Hour of Code and tools like Scratch and Raspberry Pi. Boise Code Camp is representative of our community and the kids in our community are starting to code.
The youth track occurs during Boise Camp Camp at Boise State University in the Student Union Building.
Come for the whole day or just drop in for a session or two.
Like all code camp events, the youth track is FREE but we do ask that you register on the Boise Code Camp web site so we can have an idea of how many attendees to expect.
K-12 Outreach Activities
The Department of Geosciences is eager to work with local teachers and classes to enhance Earth Science education in the K-12 community. , if you are looking for someone from the department to give a special presentation to your class, assist with developing classroom activities, serve as a science fair judge or advisor, speak at a career day, assist with Science Olympiads, etc.
A variety of materials have been produced within the geoscience department by faculty, staff, students and volunteers. These include field trip guides, lab activities, career resource materials, local geoscience content and related instruction materials. We expect the number and variety of items available for download on this site to increase each year. Please contact us with further specific classroom material requests and/or suggestions to improve our materials available.
The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program is designed to assist economically and educationally disadvantaged students. This program supports secondary students through graduation and assists them in enrolling at post-secondary institutions. Typical students are limited income, first generation and college bound, and are in need of assistance to expand their educational opportunities.
Boise State Universitys ETS program supports 1500 students (8th through 12th grade) at numerous schools in Ada, Canyon, and Owyhee counties.
ETS educational specialists provide services to students individually and in small groups on a weekly basis. Students receive information to help them become successful in school, graduate and enroll in post-secondary education. Instruction and information include effective study habits, goal setting, enrolling in college-bound classes, career information and interest testing, college admissions, and navigating the financial aid and scholarship process.
Additionally, ETS students are given the opportunity to attend college and career fairs, career workshops, local college tours and participate in the TRIO National Days of Service and the Hispanic Youth Symposium. Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to visit out-of-state colleges and universities as well.
Borah High School
Caldwell High School
Canyon Springs High School
Capital High School
Columbia High School
Frank Church Alternative High School
Homedale High School
Horseshoe Bend High School
Idaho City High School
Initial Point High School
Kuna High School
Melba Middle/High School
Nampa High School
Parma Middle School
Parma High School
Ridgevue High School
Skyview High School
South Junior High School
Vallivue High School
Wilder Middle School
Wilder High School
The Upward Bound program prepares and motivates high school students that are limited income, first generation, and college bound, for success in education beyond high school. Students take Upward Bound classes at their schools during the academic year and participate in a six-week summer residential program on the campus of Boise State University.
The academic year program includes daily instruction in current events, college prep math, literature, language arts, career and college exploration, and science as well as academic tutoring. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to attend the Boise College Fair, local college visits, Hispanic Youth Symposium and Upward Bound Math-Science programs.
The summer program includes college preparation courses, workshops, enrichment classes, and extracurricular activities. Students model the college-going experience by living in the dorms and taking classes in college classrooms. Students also participate in weekly service learning activities and an out-of-state college tour.
Targets students at Nampa, Caldwell, Owyhee, Rimrock, Capital, Borah, and Meridian High Schools.
Proudly serving more than 14,500 youth and their families encompassing 31,000 square miles across the Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon counties of Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington in Idaho as well as Harney and Malheur in Oregon.
The BLM manages a variety of resources in Idaho with an emphasis on recreation, grazing and fire management on nearly 12 million acres of public lands, nearly one-fourth of the state’s total land area.
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“GEAR UP Idaho focuses on early intervention strategies to assist students in becoming prepared for post-secondary education.
The program will help students meet standards necessary for high school graduation and provide them with the skills necessary to succeed beyond high school.”