Beaver Hangouts

Beaver Hangouts Our coaches are OSU students who talk to classes in Oregon via Skype, Google Hangouts, or WebEx, about post secondary pathways.

Beaver Hangouts is a virtual mentoring program that provides college access education to underserved K-12 classrooms across Oregon, via Skype. Throughout the year College Access Coaches, made up of OSU students, connect with their classrooms every other week to discuss overcoming college barriers and the importance of pursuing post-secondary education. The coaches give their students an inside look at college life, provide grade-specific programming on college access, and even invite the classrooms to tour the University at the end of the year. Beaver Hangouts is completely free and easily adaptable to fit your classroom’s needs. All that is required from the classroom is a computer, webcam, and videoconferencing platform. We take care of all the rest! Goals for Beaver Hangouts: 1. Combating barriers to college access intervention, such as distance, cost, and lack of resources or initiative. 2. Providing the proper tools and guidance necessary for all students to attain their highest educational potential, regardless of socioeconomic status. 3. Create a college-going culture in every school we partner with and instilling the belief that every student has the ability to attain a post-secondary education if they so choose. 4. Serve a minimum of 650 students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Historical Success of Beaver Hangouts 2012-2013: 80 students served by one college access coach. 2013-2014: 170 students served by two college access coaches. 2014-2015: 435 students served by 20 college access coaches. At Beaver Hangouts, we believe college isn't a dream, it's a plan. For more information, email us at [email protected]

Happy Friday #BeaverNation! Today we will be recognizing the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and there partnership wit...
02/21/2020

Happy Friday #BeaverNation! Today we will be recognizing the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and there partnership with Beaver Hangouts.

Their lesson plans are different because they have a more specific, STEM-based focus than the traditional college readiness lessons. Their goals are to get students interested in STEM, either by helping them find a field that they love or just opening it up as a future option. SWE tells us that, "a lot of students don't think they have the ability to be in a STEM field and we want to help them understand that they do!"

Their favorite part of Beaver Hangouts is being able to help get students interested in fields they haven't even heard of, it's really fun to teach people about something they hadn't even heard of.

We love having you all in #BeaverHangouts! Keep up the great work SWE!

(Starting top left in a circle: Lauren Lippman, Lindsey Kvarfordt, Riley Humbert, Rachel Polaski, Kyra Kadhim, Maddie Leighton, Zavi Kaul)

Good Morning Beaver Nation! Today we will be recognizing Adah Mallery for this week’s Beaver Hangouts Coach Spotlight. A...
02/13/2020

Good Morning Beaver Nation! Today we will be recognizing Adah Mallery for this week’s Beaver Hangouts Coach Spotlight. Adah is a second-year History major with 3 minors, and has been volunteering with Beaver Hangouts for 2 years.

Adah says that most of her students are interested in campus life, the variety of classes and studying! Along with the Beaver Hangouts curriculum, Adah is able to share her personal experiences with all of those subjects, providing a personalized, realistic lesson for each class!

Thank you Adah! #GoBeavs

Hello Beaver Nation! Today we will be recognizing Trenton Joiner for this week’s Beaver Hangouts Coach Spotlight! Trento...
02/04/2020

Hello Beaver Nation! Today we will be recognizing Trenton Joiner for this week’s Beaver Hangouts Coach Spotlight! Trenton is a 5th-year Honors Bioengineering major and has been with Beaver Hangouts since his freshman year.

During one of his first classes, he was able to take a trip up to Portland to teach his students in person, and it was great for him and the kids; they all loved being able to see each other in real life.

Trenton tells us, “I hope to let the kids know that no matter where they come from, what their situation is, or who they have around in their life, they have the capability to do whatever it is that they want to do.” It’s important to Trenton that he is a tool that his students can use to overcome any obstacle.

Keep up the great work Trenton! #GoBeavs

Hello Beavers! We hope you are enjoying your Friday! This week we will be recognizing Mckenzie Meyer for our #BeaverHang...
01/31/2020

Hello Beavers! We hope you are enjoying your Friday! This week we will be recognizing Mckenzie Meyer for our #BeaverHangouts Coach Spotlight of the week! McKenzie is a fourth year Honors Physics major with an option in Geophysics and a minor in Music Performance. She has been with Beaver Hangouts for four years now and we have appreciated every moment with her!

Her experience has helped her Beaver Hangouts students by being a point of contact for what college is like. They love being able to talk to someone who is going through the college experience right now. The high schoolers love that they can get the information from someone close in age, and the younger kids are amazed with everything about her college life because it is so foreign to them. She loves being able to talk to her students about her experiences!

We are so glad to have you at Beaver Hangouts, McKenzie! #GoBeavs

Happy Tuesday Beaver Nation! Beaver Hangouts has been featured in OSU’s Fall Issue of the Taking Action Magazine for our...
01/28/2020

Happy Tuesday Beaver Nation! Beaver Hangouts has been featured in OSU’s Fall Issue of the Taking Action Magazine for our community involvement. The Office of Institutional Diversity at Oregon State wrote the article about Beaver Hangouts. If you haven’t already, you should take the time to read the article, “Beaver Hangouts brings the college experience straight to the classroom- in every corner of Oregon”!
#GoBeavs #TakingAction

Check out the article with this link: https://diversity.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/beaver-hangouts-brings-college-experience-straight-classroom-%E2%80%94-every-corner-oregon

Welcome back #BeaverNation! With school back in session we will continue our weekly #BeaverHangouts Coach Spotlights! Th...
01/16/2020

Welcome back #BeaverNation! With school back in session we will continue our weekly #BeaverHangouts Coach Spotlights! This week we will be recognizing Rujul Kumar! Rujul is a sophomore at #OSU and is studying Biology with a Pre-Medicine option.

Rujul’s favorite experience working with Beaver Hangouts has been meeting his classes in person. Most of the interactions are over a video chatting platform, but when Rujul’s class took a tour of Oregon State’s campus, he had the opportunity to spend the day with them! It is a pleasure to work with Rujul and, as he always says… Cheers!

#GoBeavs

We are so excited to be back! We hope everyone had a restful break and is ready to get back to it. Be on the lookout for...
01/07/2020

We are so excited to be back! We hope everyone had a restful break and is ready to get back to it. Be on the lookout for more Coach Spotlights and other Beaver Hangouts updates!

Only one more week of Fall term! Time seems to be flying by here at #BeaverHangouts ! There is only one more obstacle to...
12/06/2019

Only one more week of Fall term! Time seems to be flying by here at #BeaverHangouts ! There is only one more obstacle to tackle before students can enjoy their Winter break… the dreaded final exams!

To all of our students studying for their exams, you can do it! Keep a positive attitude, utilize your campus resources, eat a good meal before your exam and get plenty of sleep the night before! You will all do great!

Best of luck! #GoBeavers

Hey #BeaverNation! This week’s #BeaverHangouts spotlight will recognize Dominique Holman! Currently, Dominique is a seni...
11/26/2019

Hey #BeaverNation! This week’s #BeaverHangouts spotlight will recognize Dominique Holman! Currently, Dominique is a senior studying Bioengineering at Oregon State and is working as one our Beaver Hangouts Program Assistants.

As a Program Assistant, she works to create a positive impact on our middle school and high school students. She wants to be a resource for these students when it comes to higher education; and there’s no better way to do it than talking with them about the importance of education.

Keep up the great work, Dominique! #GoBeavs

Hello #BeaverNation! This week’s #BeaverHangouts spotlight will recognize Joe Castellanos! Currently, Joe is a junior st...
11/21/2019

Hello #BeaverNation! This week’s #BeaverHangouts spotlight will recognize Joe Castellanos! Currently, Joe is a junior studying Geography at #OSU and has been with the Beaver Hangouts program for two terms now.

Joe decided to join Beaver Hangouts because a fellow coach told him that it was a fun and an easy way to have an impact on young students. His favorite lesson plan to teach is the “Preparing for High School” lesson because he likes teaching lessons that directly applies to his middle school students and will help them in the future. Joe enjoys answering any questions or concerns from his students because he likes providing them with some insight.

Thank you for being a great mentor! #GoBeavs

Welcome back #BeaverNation ! This week’s #Beaver Hangouts spotlight will recognize Emi Anderson! Emi is a junior here at...
11/15/2019

Welcome back #BeaverNation ! This week’s #Beaver Hangouts spotlight will recognize Emi Anderson! Emi is a junior here at #OSU and is studying education and child development so she can teach elementary school after college.

Emi joined the program 3 years ago as a freshman because she wanted to gain teaching experience and has stayed with the program ever since! The advice she would give to those who want to join the program is “Do it! Not only do the coaches gain awesome teaching experience but they learn more about their university. I learned about scholarships, financial aid and other assistance programs with my students.”

Awesome work! #GoBeavs

We are over half-way through fall term #BeaverNation! For this week’s #BeaverHangouts spotlight, we are recognizing the ...
11/07/2019

We are over half-way through fall term #BeaverNation! For this week’s #BeaverHangouts spotlight, we are recognizing the coaching team of Athena and Tegan! They coach sessions together and work to emphasize that even though they are studying the same major, nobody has the same experiences in college.

Athena’s favorite reaction from students in her sessions is when she sees her students become excited and is able to joke around with them, whereas Tegan’s favorite reaction from a student is when she hears them talk about their passions like building robots.

Great to have you two with the program! #GoBeavs #OSU

Hello #BeaverNation! This week’s #BeaverHangouts spotlight will recognize Colin Shearmire! Currently, he is a senior at ...
10/31/2019

Hello #BeaverNation! This week’s #BeaverHangouts spotlight will recognize Colin Shearmire! Currently, he is a senior at #OSU studying history and education with aspirations to become a teacher. Colin has been with the Beaver Hangouts program for over three years now!

His favorite question to be asked by his students is, “Are you enjoying your time in college?”, Colin responded with “I have enjoyed my time at OSU a ton, I have met so many driven and caring people that I consider to be really good friends. I have also gotten involved in countless leadership activities and clubs that really helped me broaden my horizons.”

Keep up the great work Colin! #GoBeavs

Beaver Hangouts is back! We hope everyone had a great summer, but we are even happier to be back in school. There is a g...
10/22/2019

Beaver Hangouts is back! We hope everyone had a great summer, but we are even happier to be back in school. There is a great group of coaches and schools participating this year, so check back to see what we are up to each week!

It's dead week already?!! Be kind to Beaver Hangouts coaches this week. They've been working really hard!
06/01/2019

It's dead week already?!! Be kind to Beaver Hangouts coaches this week. They've been working really hard!

03/18/2019

Welcome to Finals Week. Good luck, everyone! We are still looking for coaches for spring term. Come see us!

We love it when our coaches keep returning to Beaver Hangouts to make a difference in young people's lives! Thanks, Tren...
01/24/2019

We love it when our coaches keep returning to Beaver Hangouts to make a difference in young people's lives! Thanks, Trenton!

Good start winter term! Thanks, coaches!
01/13/2019

Good start winter term! Thanks, coaches!

01/09/2019

Winter term is up and running. So is Beaver Hangouts. And we are growing! :-) Please spread the word that we need coaches!

Photos from Beaver Hangouts's post
12/15/2018

Photos from Beaver Hangouts's post

Last Beaver Hangouts session of fall term. Thank you, Theresa!
12/07/2018

Last Beaver Hangouts session of fall term. Thank you, Theresa!

12/03/2018

Fans and coaches! Take a break from finals today, and come have a Danish with us!

11/29/2018

Today, we have muffins and coffee for all you weary, over-burdened students and fans. Come see us at Beaver Hangouts HQ at 118 Snell. Compliments of Dutch Bros and New Morning.

11/15/2018

Beaver Hangouts page has now been resurrected! Stay tuned for pictures and announcements and stories to start appearing!

06/16/2017

Happy last day of Spring term 2017! We at Beaver Hangouts want to wish every one a fantastic summer! Thank you all for a successful year!

05/22/2017

Happy Week 8 Beavs! Last stretch of the term 😀 and Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner!

OSU community day of service is May 20th! Connect with other students while giving back.Also, you are always welcome to ...
05/08/2017

OSU community day of service is May 20th!
Connect with other students while giving back.

Also, you are always welcome to volunteer with BEAVER HANGOUTS!

05/01/2017

Look out! Starting this week, Beaver Hangout coaches will be doing VIRTUAL TOURS with their classrooms all over campus. So, if you see a coach walking around campus with an ipad - be sure to say hi!

Hey Beavs, Happy Week 4!How are you all liking the new OSU logo?
04/26/2017

Hey Beavs, Happy Week 4!

How are you all liking the new OSU logo?

Hello Beavs,I hope you are having an amazing second week of classes. If you are looking to do something good for the Ear...
04/11/2017

Hello Beavs,

I hope you are having an amazing second week of classes. If you are looking to do something good for the Earth come and join the service events on campus for Earth Day 2017 on April 22. Registration required.

04/05/2017
Beaver Hangouts

Welcome back Beavs- hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break!

If you are looking for an activity to get involved in where you can make a positive impact on the community, join our team!

http://beaverhangouts.oregonstate.edu

Online College Access for Underserved Schools

It's Finals Week, Y'all! Take a look at our current Beaver Hangouts coaches (about a third of them), some of them have e...
03/20/2017

It's Finals Week, Y'all! Take a look at our current Beaver Hangouts coaches (about a third of them), some of them have even dedicated time this week, between studying and taking finals, and writing reports, to Skype in with their K-12 classes for sessions! See you all next term! Good luck with Finals!!!

Hey Beavs! The Democrat Herald featured some of the amazing work that y'all do for our community. Check out BH coach Sad...
03/16/2017
Hanging with the Beavs

Hey Beavs! The Democrat Herald featured some of the amazing work that y'all do for our community. Check out BH coach Saddie skyping in with South Albany High School!

OSU student volunteers mentor classes through Skype

03/06/2017

It's already week 9! Finals are right around the corner. Let's finish strong beavs.

02/22/2017

Happy Week 7 Beavs!

Here's a quick update on our goals for the year:
-100 coaches (we are at 63!)
-50 classrooms (MET- we have 57!)
-1000 students served by Beaver Hangouts (almost- we are serving over 711 students right now!)

Join our team and help make a difference.
Let's reach our goal beavs!

02/06/2017
Beaver Hangouts

Happy Week 5! Check out our Beaver Hangouts website.
If you know anyone looking to get involved on campus and want to make a positive impact, please share this link! http://beaverhangouts.oregonstate.edu

Online College Access for Underserved Schools

Midterms are already right around the corner- study hard beavs! Also, it is not too late to start volunteering with Beav...
01/25/2017
Beaver Hangouts College Access Coach Application 2016-2017

Midterms are already right around the corner- study hard beavs! Also, it is not too late to start volunteering with Beaver Hangouts.

Here is the link to join now:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIWZ5mGHb4FoIIk6vHGi62YkYBVKR6T860GVwgTGYagOiZng/viewform

Please fill out this form online, or print a copy and return to Beaver Hangouts at the Office of Precollege Programs, 118 Snell Hall. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at 541-737-9428.

01/11/2017
Beaver Hangouts

Come check out our new Beaver Hangouts website! If you know anyone looking to get involved on campus and want to have a positive impact on Oregon's students please share this link! http://beaverhangouts.oregonstate.edu

Online College Access for Underserved Schools

01/10/2017
MLK Jr. Day of Service

Hey Beavs! We are only 5 days away from MLK Jr. Day of Service! If you are interested in getting involved in any of the amazing projects offered in our community please feel free to follow the link and sign up or come by the Beaver Hangouts office to get involved.
http://sli.oregonstate.edu/mlk

The Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service on Saturday January 14th invites students, faculty, staff, and their partners and children to participate in OSU’s largest day of service of the year. Projects will take place at various times throughout the day. A light breakfast, snacks, and hot lunch will...

Welcome back everyone! If you are looking to get involved or know anyone who would love to join our team of coaches, her...
01/10/2017
Beaver Hangouts College Access Coach Application 2016-2017

Welcome back everyone! If you are looking to get involved or know anyone who would love to join our team of coaches, here is the link to the volunteer application! Don't forget to share with all of your friends! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIWZ5mGHb4FoIIk6vHGi62YkYBVKR6T860GVwgTGYagOiZng/viewform?usp=send_form

Please fill out this form online, or print a copy and return to Beaver Hangouts at the Office of Precollege Programs, 118 Snell Hall. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at 541-737-9428.

12/29/2016

"'Let us pick up our books and our pens,' I said. 'They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.'"
-Malala Yousafzai

The amazing Malala forgot to mention that one coach can inspire that one child to pick up that book and pen! With a new year ahead, let us inspire many children to change the world!! Happy New Year Beavs!!

12/22/2016
OSU Beaver Hangouts (for teachers)

Happy Holidays, everyone! We hope you are enjoying the time off and staying warm out there! Check out the new Beaver Hangouts video on YouTube! Like and share with your friends! See you next year :)

Happy Dead Week Beavs!Study hard for those finals, and let's be extra prepared and get ready for winter term! Apply now ...
11/28/2016
Beaver Hangouts College Access Coach Application 2016-2017

Happy Dead Week Beavs!

Study hard for those finals, and let's be extra prepared and get ready for winter term!

Apply now to be a Beaver Hangouts coach starting winter term:

https://docs.google.com/a/oregonstate.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIWZ5mGHb4FoIIk6vHGi62YkYBVKR6T860GVwgTGYagOiZng/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Please fill out this form online, or print a copy and return to Beaver Hangouts at the Office of Precollege Programs, 118 Snell Hall. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at 541-737-9428.

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Beaver Hangouts is a virtual mentoring program that provides support seeking post-secondary pathways for underserved students in K-12 classrooms across Oregon, via Skype, Google Hangouts, and WebEx. Throughout the year College Access Coaches, made up of OSU students, connect with their classrooms to discuss overcoming barriers and the importance of pursuing post-secondary education. The coaches give their students an inside look at college life, provide grade-specific programming on college access, and even invite the classrooms to tour the University at the end of the year. Beaver Hangouts is completely free and easily adaptable to fit your classroom’s needs. All that is required from the classroom is a computer, webcam, and videoconferencing platform. We take care of all the rest! Goals for Beaver Hangouts: 1. Combating barriers to college access intervention, such as distance, cost, and lack of resources or initiative. 2. Providing the proper tools and guidance necessary for all students to attain their highest educational potential, regardless of socioeconomic status. 3. Create a college-going culture in every school we partner with and instilling the belief that every student has the ability to attain a post-secondary education if they so choose. 4. Serve a minimum of 650 students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Historical Success of Beaver Hangouts 2012-2013: 80 students served by one college access coach. 2013-2014: 170 students served by two college access coaches. 2014-2015: 435 students served by 20 college access coaches. At Beaver Hangouts, we believe college isn't a dream, it's a plan. For more information, email us at [email protected]


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Hello, Beaver Hangouts fans and coaches. Stop by our office for a visit today through Friday for coffee and pastries. We're at 118 Snell. Treats supplied by Dutch Bros coffee and New Morning bakery. Today featuring pecan-topped cinnamon rolls and scones. And yes, we have non-dairy creamer. See you there!