• 2018 Graduation

    Educate

    By placing students at the heart of a college campus we demystify the college experience and educate students to navigate the barriers they may face.

  • 2017 Saturday Session

    Inspire

    We inspire a cohort of students through shared experiences and a network of support to see themselves as college bound.

  • 218 SALs

    Empower

    Students find empowerment in their voice as leaders in their school and community with the agency to promote social justice, equity, and access.

Welcome to Willamette Academy

Willamette Academy reaches out to historically underrepresented communities by empowering youth who have the desire and potential to advance to higher education.

Willamette Academy logo

Willamette Academy is a college access program at Willamette University that serves students by providing additional support outside of school through mentoring, tutoring, monthly Saturday sessions and a summer camp.

We serve Salem-Keizer School District 8th- through 12th-graders from populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education: low-income, people of color, recent immigrants or first-generation college students.

In addition, we help our students overcome issues such as a lack of knowledge about high school requirements and unfamiliarity with the college application and financial aid processes.

By cultivating in our students both a love of learning and confidence, we guide them on a path to a four-year college or university of their choice — and a brighter future.

WA Hours

 

(Closed for Summer)

 

WA Programming

We are currently in the process of developing programming for the 2020-21 academic year in accordance with state and university health protocols. We will be in touch with our students and families in August as to these changes!

Summer Camp Dates

We have made the decision to cancel all summer programming this year due to COVID-19.


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