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Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
104 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 13, at 07:00 PM PST
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Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL)

Hooray! We’re so grateful! Thank you! We've met our goal - but you can still make a big impact! All gifts will still be matched dollar-for-dollar until November 13!

And the many SAIL students thank you as well.

SAIL’s anonymous, generous, amazing donor will continue to match YOUR contributions even beyond our goal! All additional funds raised beyond our initial goal of $15,000 will go direct to student scholarships.

That means every gift above our goal has double impact. What a great opportunity. Every dollar has twice as much power to make long-lasting benefits for the program.

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) is an innovative, exciting, and incredibly effective UO summer camp that gives students a better shot at college and it needs your help to continue providing support to our students as well as expand our program to meet the growing demand.

SAIL relies heavily on volunteering and voluntary giving. We will use the funds to reach more high school students, expand our academic offerings, and provide scholarships, work-study jobs, and mentoring for SAIL students who enroll at the UO.

What started as a means to show lower-income students that college is an achievable goal is now a premier college pipeline program that engages high school students from low socioeconomic and minority backgrounds. These students are often underrepresented at universities; SAIL encourages them to aspire to and realize the dream of pursuing post-secondary education. A program evaluation showed that participation in SAIL doubles the likelihood that the student attends college.

Entering its tenth year, the SAIL program provides FREE one-week academic camps and provides mentoring in the students’ high schools during the academic year. More than 100 faculty members volunteer their time for these free camps, presenting lessons and activities that are inspiring and engaging. Today, we host more than 200 students on the UO campus each summer. But that is not enough, we need to do more, we need to reach more kids.

Thanks to a generous donor who believes in SAIL as much as we do, your tax-deductible contribution to SAIL will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, if you act before November 13th.

Thank you for supporting SAIL. For more information on the SAIL program, please visit:

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Camper Supplies

$25 provides supplies for one student for a one week camp


Lunch and Snacks

$50 pays for lunch and snacks for one camper for a week


Sponsor a Camper

$100 covers all costs related to a camper for one week


Family Campus Event

$500 would cover the costs to host a campus family gathering to support the parents of SAIL students


College Freshman Named Scholar

$1000 would name a scholarship to pay for a UO freshman's books and miscellaneous expenses for one year.


Sponsor a Camp

$2500 funds all expenses related to a week long camp for 20 students


Program Expansion

$5000 provides start-up costs to establish an additional camp

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