2022 Summer Youth Course

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Click here to apply for the 2022 Summer Youth Course.


This summer, Oregon Humanities extends its free humanities course, Humanity in Perspective (HIP), to students at David Douglas High School in East Portland. A partnership with the Clemente Course in the Humanities, HIP Summer Youth Courses provide the opportunity to earn free, transferable undergraduate credit from Bard College.

The course explores what it means to be in service and in community. The main goals are to develop critical understanding of community service and an ability to engage in service and community in ways that are relevant to students’ needs and interests.

This one-credit course will happen at David Douglas High School from June 27—July 1, from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 


Rising juniors, seniors, and 2022 graduates at David Douglas High School are eligible to apply. There is no GPA requirement for admission. The main requirements are to have a strong desire to participate, a willingness to make a commitment to the full course, and to follow through with assignments, in-class readings, and attendance. 

Priority registration is given to participants in the following programs: RISE; Upward Bound; Latinx Student Union, Latino Network (Escalera), Black Student Union, and TRIO.


To apply for the 2022 Summer Youth Course, please fill out the online application, which was designed to take about 5-10 minutes to complete. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, meaning that we will accept applications until the class is full (about 18 students). The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to be admitted. We suggest that you apply before June 15.

Click here to apply.

If you are interested, please read through this collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and responses. 

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor Rozzell Medina at r.medina@oregonhumanities.org.


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