- published: 02 May 2016
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The Early Academic outreach program was established in 1976 by the University of California to increase the number of students who have the opportunity to achieve a postsecondary education. Through a series of educational partnerships between school districts, school sites, and community organizations, EAOP designs, develops, and implements academic enrichment strategies to increase the college going rates of the schools it serves.
The UA Office of Early Academic Outreach works in the community to increase the number of ethnic minority, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. One program is Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement, or MESA, where students participate in hands-on activities and team competitions. Recently, UA President Eugene G. Sander met with members of EAO as well as a soon-to-be UA graduate who competed in MESA during high school. For more information please visit http://startnow.arizona.edu/
We spent six weeks of our summer at UC Berkeley for EAOP's pre-college academy. Yesterday was our last day, and boy were we upset.. Through those six weeks, it was constant complaining about the work or walking, but the whole program was a great experience and life changing. Thanks to all the staff and those who were part of it. (sorry there's not a lot of videos, I was focused on enjoying my last day with everybody)