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Benerd in the Community

Benerd School of Education has many programs that allow students to work with current teachers and area school children, from its popular Book Buddies after-school reading program, to tutoring area children, to its many Tomorrow Project academies that offer music, science and math. Working with children and teachers gives ours students real-life experience that makes them better prepared for the job market when they graduate. It also helps our students make professional connections before their careers begin, thus giving them an advantage the day they graduate.

Some of our highlighted programs:


The Tomorrow Project increases the college readiness of K - 12 students so that they can successfully compete in higher education. We believe that our region's prosperity - its capacity for creating and sustaining fulfilling work and its power to extend a wealth of opportunity to all its residents - depends on education.


The Math Steeplechase is an annual event that is organized by the Benerd School of Education with the assistance of Athletics and the Physics department. Over 800 fifth grade students attended the half-day event, partaking in a math competition, physics experiments, a campus scavenger hunt, and athletic activities. 


At Benerd we believe in doing the work to enhance and guide the next generation. The Book Buddies Program is a reading mentor program that was established as a response to the literacy needs of children in the surrounding community. Each semester our Book Buddies Program serves over two dozen grade school children.

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