Local Families, We Heard You! 

Over the past months, SOU Youth Programs solicited feedback from local families about how we might best support their student’s need for enrichment and socialization this Fall. Based on the feedback we received, we are pleased to be offering some very small in-person enrichment classes (with face covering & social distancing protocols, and outdoors when possible), and some small group Wednesday afternoon remote-delivery enrichment classes in September and October. See the full schedule and class details HERE

                                                                           Fall Classes and Workshops ages 9-15

Registration for Fall Enrichment Workshops and Classes OPENS SEPTEMBER 7th

We encourage interested families to act quickly when registration opens, as space in these classes will be very limited. 

Our Mission

SOU Pre-College Youth Programs brings together young people from diverse backgrounds to kindle curiosity, inspire college confidence, and ignite expectations for a bright future.

Our Vision 

SOU Pre-College Youth Programs is valued statewide for innovative and transformative programs that build a bridge to college.

Our Values 

Southern Oregon University and SOU Pre-College Youth Programs value:

  • The well-being and success of all learners.

  • Critical thinking, discovery, and engaged learning.

  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Cretivity and collaboration.

  • Excellence, continuous improvement, and accountability.

  •  A healthy, safe and civil campus.

  • Economic vitality and environmental sustainability.

  • Improving our community, region and world.  


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For more than 40 years, SOU Pre-College Youth Programs has offered enriching and dynamic educational programs to K-12th grade students in southern Oregon. Our programs include summer camps, enrichment classes and workshops, regional academic competitions, and early college credit programs for high school students. We encourage students to get excited about college life, and begin dreaming about being a college student.  


Our Partners

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Stay in Touch!

Mailing Address: 

Pre-College Youth Programs
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

Physical Address: Find us on Google Maps!

Outreach and Engagement Building
1388 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520



In alignment with SOU, our office is closed to the public and our staff members are working from home. Our staff members are available to chat on our office line, Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm. Closed on Fridays. You can email us at anytime and we will reply to your email when we return to our office hours. Thank you for your support and patience in this time!

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