Youth Programs

Pre-College a youth development program designed to build academic, leadership, and college ready skills in students in entering grades 7-12. Students apply for admittance to the program during the spring of their 6th grade years.

Full scholarships to cover the costs of tuition and fees are available to students who are of the first generation of their family to attend/complete college and whose families meet certain income requirements. Regular tuition and fees to participate in this five-day residential program is $395.00. Tuition and fees cover the costs of all meals, housing, awards banquet, class-work, and supplies.

2014 Program Dates: June 23 - June 27

Precollege Program brochure
Precollege Program student application

Watch a video about UW-Richland Precollege 2011

College for Kids an educational enrichment program designed for students entering grades four, five or six, in the fall of 2014. The program provides alternative and advanced experiences for children identified by their local school as academically or creatively talented. Students may select from over two dozen different course options. Class topics span all disciplines and include foreign languages, biological and physical sciences, technology, nutrition, theatre, the visual arts, sports, and more!

CFK Intern Application for students entering 10th grade

Enrollment and class size is limited. All applicants must be nominated by their school. Nominated candidates will receive applications through their schools in late March. Courses are filled in the order registrations are received. If you have a student who is homeschooled or lives outside of our immediate service region, please contact the Continuing Education Office.

2014 College for Kids Dates/Time: July 21-25 8:30 - 11:45 p.m.

Watch a video slide show of College for Kids & MSU 2013.

Middle School University

Middle School U is a fast-paced, hands-on, week-long enrichment experience geared toward academically motivated and creatively talented students entering grades six, seven, eight, or nine in the fall of 2014.

Applicants must be alumni of our College for Kids Program or be nominated by their middle school teacher or counselor. Enrollment is limited. School-nominated students and CFK alumni will receive registration materials in mid-March. If you have a student who is homeschooled or lives outside of our immediate service region, please contact the Continuing Education Office

2014 Middle School U Dates/Time: July 21-25 12:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Japanese Youth Program

American Teen Mentors Needed!

The UW-Richland Office of Continuing Education is accepting applications for U.S. Teen Mentors to our Japanese ESL Institute. The institute provides intensive programming intended to improve Japanese students' English comprehension and speaking skills. The program further serves to increase Japanese students' understanding of U.S. culture in preparation for one year of high school studies in the United States. The U.S. Teen Mentor Program offers high school teens the opportunity to work closely with students from another culture. Teens receive training and experience as ESL classroom facilitators and peer mentors. Teen mentors may be eligible receive an honorarium for their participation. Meals, lodging and activity fees will be also be provided to our mentors.

2014 Japanese Youth Program Dates: July 30 - August 8
Download a Teen Mentor Information and Application Packet