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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!

Become a Sponsor

Whether you’re an individual or business, there are many ways to support the events and programs Salem-Keizer Education Foundation puts on.
Learn more today!

Upcoming Events

Jun
18
Tue
10:00 am Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jun 18 @ 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[...]
Jun
25
Tue
10:00 am Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jun 25 @ 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[...]
Jul
9
Tue
10:00 am Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jul 9 @ 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[...]
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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!

Become a Sponsor

Whether you’re an individual or business, there are many ways to support the events and programs Salem-Keizer Education Foundation puts on.
Learn more today!

Upcoming Events

Jun
18
Tue
10:00 am Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jun 18 @ 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[...]
Jun
25
Tue
10:00 am Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jun 25 @ 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[...]
Jul
9
Tue
10:00 am Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Summer Jumpstart @ McLaran Center
Jul 9 @ 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[...]

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.

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.

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

Architects in Schools

1st Week in June

An annual celebration of young architects.

Summer Block Party

June 24th
10:00am-5:00pm

AC Gilbert House Children’s Museum

Marion County Fair

July 12 – 14th
Fair Opens July 11th

Oregon State Fairgrounds

Great Willamette River Raft Race

August 3rd, Check-In 8am
30 C Street S
Independence, OR US 97351

Homebuilts, Rafts, Inner tubes
Launch 9:00am

Canoes & Kayaks
Launch 9:30am

Awesome Night at Volcanoes

August 20th
6700 Field of Dreams Way
Keizer, OR 97303

Kids wearing an Awesome 3000
Shirt get in FREE

Mud Madness

August 31st
Something for everyone! Great obstacles including a 100ft water slide and LOTS of mud.

Hosted by Exchange Club of Salem at Fordyce Farms

Registration Opens Late Spring