Calendar

Jul
23
Tue
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center | Salem | Oregon | United States

June 18th: Getting Ready for Senior Year!

June 25th: Standardized Test Prep

July 2nd: Independence Day — No Programming

July 9th: Oregon Career Information System

July 16th: Career Readiness

July 23rd: The College App and Essays

Oregon Private College Week Campus Tours
July 30th: Pacific and Linfield
July 31st: Lewis & Clark and Concordia

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Jul
30
Tue
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center | Salem | Oregon | United States

June 18th: Getting Ready for Senior Year!

June 25th: Standardized Test Prep

July 2nd: Independence Day — No Programming

July 9th: Oregon Career Information System

July 16th: Career Readiness

July 23rd: The College App and Essays

Oregon Private College Week Campus Tours
July 30th: Pacific and Linfield
July 31st: Lewis & Clark and Concordia

Register Now

Jul
31
Wed
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center | Salem | Oregon | United States

June 18th: Getting Ready for Senior Year!

June 25th: Standardized Test Prep

July 2nd: Independence Day — No Programming

July 9th: Oregon Career Information System

July 16th: Career Readiness

July 23rd: The College App and Essays

Oregon Private College Week Campus Tours
July 30th: Pacific and Linfield
July 31st: Lewis & Clark and Concordia

Register Now

Aug
3
Sat
Great Willamette River Raft Race @ Riverview Park in Independence
Aug 3 all-day
Aug
20
Tue
Awesome Night at Volcanoes @ Volcanoes Stadium
Aug 20 @ 6:35 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
31
Sat
Mud Madness @ Fordyce Farms
Aug 31 all-day
Sep
10
Tue
Back to School Lunch @ Salem Convention Center
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Back to School Lunch @ Salem Convention Center | Salem | Oregon | United States
The Back to School Lunch is SKEF’s opportunity to celebrate with the community how important their investment in awesome kids is.

As Oregon’s oldest education foundation, providing direct service to our students, SKEF operates year-round. SKEF’s programs and opportunities include the before and after-school Enrichment Academy, the School Supply Depot, Bazillion Books for Kids, Holiday Break Lunch Program, Crystal Apple Awards, Learning Gardens, the Mike McLaran Center for Student Success, College and Career Readiness support, and SKEF’s signature event the Awesome 3000.

While the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation partners closely with local school districts to deliver curriculum- based programming, SKEF is an independent non-profit that works to support our children as they discover who they are.

Join us for this exciting fundraising luncheon and help a child achieve their dreams. The strength of the Foundation and the success of our students depends on the dedication of people like you. Your commitment of time or resources provides a child with the tools they need to be awesome every day.

Oct
17
Thu
Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Urban AgFest @ McKay High School | Salem | Oregon | United States

Our annual Urban AgFest celebrates National Farm to School Month and National Food Day by providing over 20 activities and booths connected to Next Generation Science Standards to over 1,500 Salem-Keizer Students. Activities focus on Oregon agriculture, learning in the garden and healthy eating habits.

SKEF’s Learning Gardens have thrived over the past years, exposing children to the importance of healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship and local specialty crop agriculture. Through our farm-to-school programming, we are developing children’s nutrition knowledge, exposing students to careers in agribusiness and food sciences and increasing the consumption of local produce. This is especially beneficial in the Salem-Keizer School District where over 71% of students rely on federal free and reduced school meals.

Oct
18
Fri
Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Urban AgFest @ McKay High School | Salem | Oregon | United States

Our annual Urban AgFest celebrates National Farm to School Month and National Food Day by providing over 20 activities and booths connected to Next Generation Science Standards to over 1,500 Salem-Keizer Students. Activities focus on Oregon agriculture, learning in the garden and healthy eating habits.

SKEF’s Learning Gardens have thrived over the past years, exposing children to the importance of healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship and local specialty crop agriculture. Through our farm-to-school programming, we are developing children’s nutrition knowledge, exposing students to careers in agribusiness and food sciences and increasing the consumption of local produce. This is especially beneficial in the Salem-Keizer School District where over 71% of students rely on federal free and reduced school meals.

Nov
14
Thu
Crystal Apple Awards @ Elsinore Theatre
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crystal Apple Awards @ Elsinore Theatre | Salem | Oregon | United States

Started by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce as a chance for the business community to honor our educators, SKEF has kept the tradition alive. The Crystal Apple Awards are the community’s opportunity to recognize excellence in education by honoring those who make a significant impact in the lives of children.

Festivities begin at 6pm with the red carpet walk followed by an Academy Awards style celebration.