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Unlock, Engage, Support

We recognize the potential of each student and work to engage not only their minds but their bodies. Plus, who knew making a difference could be such fun? Join the joy train at SKEF!

Upcoming Events

Apr
9
Mon
all-day Student Art Show @ Keizer Civic Center
Student Art Show @ Keizer Civic Center
Apr 9 – May 28 all-day
Monday – Friday Hours 8:00am-5:00pm
Sep
11
Tue
11:30 am Awesome Awards at the Back to Sc... @ Salem Convention Center
Awesome Awards at the Back to Sc... @ Salem Convention Center
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Awesome Awards have been created to appreciate and celebrate the unsung heroes who quietly go about their work and make sure every child, every day has the opportunity to be awesome. Our entire community[...]
Oct
18
Thu
all-day Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
Sign up for free field trips or, be a vendor! info@skeducationfoundation.org 503-364-2933 We offer a range of booths and activities for students, hosted by our community partners. Last year’s activities included cider pressing, bug identification,[...]
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Unlock, Engage, Support

We recognize the potential of each student and work to engage not only their minds but their bodies. Plus, who knew making a difference could be such fun? Join the joy train at SKEF!

Upcoming Events

Apr
9
Mon
all-day Student Art Show @ Keizer Civic Center
Student Art Show @ Keizer Civic Center
Apr 9 – May 28 all-day
Monday – Friday Hours 8:00am-5:00pm
Sep
11
Tue
11:30 am Awesome Awards at the Back to Sc... @ Salem Convention Center
Awesome Awards at the Back to Sc... @ Salem Convention Center
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Awesome Awards have been created to appreciate and celebrate the unsung heroes who quietly go about their work and make sure every child, every day has the opportunity to be awesome. Our entire community[...]
Oct
18
Thu
all-day Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
Sign up for free field trips or, be a vendor! info@skeducationfoundation.org 503-364-2933 We offer a range of booths and activities for students, hosted by our community partners. Last year’s activities included cider pressing, bug identification,[...]

Art Show

Whether you are getting your hands dirty spinning pottery or using a single pencil for your masterpiece, the Salem-Keizer Student Art Show allows students to display their artwork in a gallery setting.

Awesome 3000

It’s SKEF’s signature event and one of the largest timed youth runs in the nation. Every year, thousands of supporters fill the stadium to cheer on more than 3,000 runners. It’s positively exhilarating.

Awesome Awards at the Back to School Lunch

Prepare for the emotional reveal of which unsung heroes are awarded for their work in enriching the lives of children. It is not by accident that tissues are on every table. It’s a time for happy tears.

Crystal Apple Awards

Imagine a festive evening where schools are the stars and educators walk the red carpet. That’s the vibe at Salem’s Historic Elsinore Theatre every year as SKEF recognizes excellence in education by honoring those who make significant impact in the lives of children.

LEGO Robotics Tournament

Each December, SKEF sponsors the qualifying round for the Oregon Robotics Tournament. The First LEGO League division, for kids in fourth grade through eighth grade, compete in this program of science, technology, engineering and math skills.

School Supply Drive

Adults and kids from all corners of the community support our annual School Supply Drive by dropping off donations at participating locations. Items go to SKEF’s School Supply Depot, which offers items free, year-round, to schools across the Salem-Keizer School District.

Shoot for the Stars

SKEF’s annual night on the town brings SKEF supporters and sponsors together for a seated dinner, pulse-pounding auction and casino games. Auction items have included travel packages, cooking lessons with a chef trained in French cuisine, sports memorabilia, and more.

Spelling Contest

Held every spring, elementary, middle and high school students compete for prizes, ribbons and bragging rights by tackling over 100 challenging words. The District contest is the official preliminary round for the State competition. Can you spell
n-e-r-v-e-w-r-a-c-k-i-n-g?

Urban AgFest

Ever dig for potatoes or press apples for a fresh cup of cider? That’s the kind of interactive learning offered at 20 or more booths and attractions. It’s the perfect field trip for kids learning about the importance of good nutrition and a healthy agricultural environment.

SKEF in the Community

Awesome Night at Volcanoes

Volcanoes vs Tri City Dust Devils
June 16th | 6:35pm

6700 Field of Dreams Way
Keizer, OR 97303

Kids wearing an Awesome 3000
Shirt get in FREE

Family Fun Fest

Hosted by Family Building Blocks

August 4th | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Salem Riverfront Park

Marion County Fair

July 13 – 15th
Fair Opens July 12th

Oregon State Fairgrounds

Awesome Day (July 13th) Kids in Awesome 3000 Shirts get in FREE
Up to first 3000 kids

Movies in the Park

More Details Coming Soon!

Summer Block Party

Hosted by AC Gilbert House

June 25th  |  10:00am – 2:00pm

116 Marion St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Free Admission