Campus Connection


Shared goal(s): Support youth during out-of-school time activities, Support youth during remote/virtual/online school time learning


Campus Connection began in September 2020, and addresses a child care need for families, and space for virtual learning for youth. The program is offered at participating schools Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm. It adheres to a structured schedule including dedicated time for virtual learning, enrichment, nutrition education, and daily physical activity. The campus connection is organized and supervised at the schools by they Y and supported by the district with curriculum, consultation, partnerships, materials, resources, and facilities. The districts and the Y split the staffing of learning pods of 20 students and 2 staff. The program has its roots in the Y's initial partnership with regional hospitals to provide childcare for emergency workers, which began in March 2020.

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Lead organization partners: Rogue Valley Family YMCA, Central Point School District #6, Eagle Point School District, Phoenix-Talent Schools, Medford School District, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, Providence Medford Medical Center

Kinds of organization: Direct Service Non-profit Organization, Hospital, School/School District

Participant population: Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Health Education/Healthy Behaviors/Healthy Routines/Nutrition, Out-of-School Time Academic Enrichment/Extended Learning, School Remote/Virtual/Online Classes

Primary funding source: Earned Income (from sale of products or services), Government Entity/Grant, Individual Contributions, Employers are providing scholarships for their employees' children



Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Oregon

Total capacity: As needed, contingent on space; now at 160

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance, Limited room occupancy, Required masks for all--adults and youth--on site

How do you address inequity? 

The program provides financial assistance to youth that have pre-qualified for free/reduced priced lunches from the Oregon State Department of Education, child care assistance from the Oregon State Department of Human Services, or rental assitance from the Jackson County Housing Authority. The school districts are alerting the Y of specific families, as well, to make sure they all get the assistance that they need.

Contact information: 

Bethany Pitts, Rogue Valley Family YMCA,


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