The Center for Youth Enrichment and Talented & Gifted Education (YETAG) at the University of Oregon offers challenging programs year round for advanced learners and gifted youth in grades K-12.

School Year Programs

Features after school programming, no school days, Saturdays and school break camps for grades K-8. Saturday winter session of Lego Mindstorm Robotics begins January 17th. Registration now open for Winter after school Math Clubs.  Registration now open for January 30th No School Day.

Brains in Action, a Saturday winter program for grades K-5 and 6-8 from January 31 to February 28, 2015 offers a mix of invigorating and intellectually stimulating classes for students who are looking to increase skills, deepen knowledge and participate in serious fun! Visit the Brains in Action page for full class descriptions. Registration now open for Brains in Action and Lego Mindstorm Robotics.

Brain Bowl Middle School Tournamenta one-day event on May 11, 2015 at the UO Erb Memorial Union, challenges students in key academic areas, develops teamwork among students and showcases scholastic achievement in member schools and in the community. Visit the Brain Bowl Tournament page for a full description.

Summer Programs

Super Summer Program
Super Summer classes offer stimulating, in-depth learning experiences beyond the scope of the normal classroom for grades K-5. Children are free to create, design, and invent with other advanced and motivated students in a safe and encouraging environment. Students enthusiastically participate in integrated, mixed-grade classes with a multi-discipline focus. Your child may choose from a myriad of classes that incorporate one or more of the following curricular areas:

Science • Technology • Visual and Performing Arts Foreign Language • Creative Problem Solving Mathematics • Language Arts • Music

Super Summer classes are designed to challenge and stimulate students’ learning while having FUN! Classes for K-5th grade encourage critical thinking, creativity, independent learning, and are always hands-on. Click Here to learn more about Super Summer.

Summer Enrichment Program
The University of Oregon’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) has attracted thousands of academically motivated middle and high school students for over thirty years. Our students travel here from around the world in search of educational challenge, exceptional learning experiences and meaningful social and recreational activities. SEP is truly a remarkable destination where students with similar interests and talents come together in a safe university environment and discover first-hand what it’s like to be a student at the University of Oregon. Sharing a desire for knowledge, in a fun place that values creativity and intelligence while making new friends and memories that last a lifetime is what SEP is all about.

Learn more about SEP 2015.

Junior Counselor Leadership Program
The Junior Counselor Leadership Program recruits high school juniors and seniors (grades 11 and 12)  interested in developing leadership skills, and earning up to 130 community service hours to participate in SEP as Junior Counselors (JCs). During morning class, JC’s learn leadership tools that help enhance self confidence, motivation, verbal communications, creative problem solving, and conflict resolution skills. JC’s also will get support and a head start with resume writing, interviewing, and applying to colleges – including essay writing, time management and creating budgets. Click Here to learn more about Junior Counselor Leadership Program.

“This is the place I find other kids I can relate to…” -Participant
“The subjects are typically not offered by school.” -Parent
“Our lives are much better because of this program” - Parent
“She loved the teachers, the classes, the dorm life, the counselors, the activities, everything. It was, in a word, terrific.” – Parent


Seeking teachers who are looking for a valuable education experience teaching motivated students who love to explore hands-on and project based classes in STEM and language arts for YETAG’s Brains in Action. Use your experience and content knowledge to create an exceptional academic enrichment experience for eager learners! Visit our Jobs page for details.