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Activities & Partnerships

Intervention and Tutoring Support at BEST

  • Title Reading and Math intervention are provided at specific sites daily
  • Spanish speaking tutors available
  • Tutors from the UO and Educational Assistants provide one-to-one and small group intervention and homework club support
  • Dedicated time in classrooms for note taking, test prep, lesson review, and individual questions
  • Middle level provides AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) strategies


Enrichment and Recreation time at BEST

Classes rotate every 4-6 weeks offering all BEST students a variety of enrichment class options. Classes are planned from student interest with a focus on music, STEAM, and CTE (wood shop and culinary arts at the Middle programs). Contact a School Coordinators for more information about specific classes offered at that building.

Field trips and guest speakers are a big part of offering a well rounded enrichment opportunity to students. Field trips this year have included: Emerald Parks Pool, Eugene Public Library, Pisgah hiking trails, river walk, horse back riding, Skate World, several UO tours, Roosevelt MS Robotics Team, pumpkin patch, GetAir, and more.

DSCN4747Family Events at BEST

BEST provides quarterly family events and partner with school day events. Families are always welcome to tours BEST and participate in the activities offered to your student. Family feedback is always appreciated and helps us create a robust program for your student! Please contact us with any questions.


BEST has a long history of collaboration within the community and with students and families in each participating school.


  • Eugene 4J – Provides transportation, facilities, Title 1 funding, Nutritional Services for a meal, and building support.
  • Eugene Education Foundation – Provides the vehicle for tax deductible donations
  • City of Eugene and YMCA-Provides contracted recreational staff, supervision, access to city resources, and training time.
  • University of Oregon – Provides 40-60 federal work-study students each term as tutor (math & reading). Heritage program provides Spanish speaking tutors.
  • Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra – Offers instruction and reduced rental rates for children in beginning strings
  • Eugene Symphony – Provides instruction for all 3rd-5th grade students for 6 weeks
  • PAAWS (People And Animals Who Serve) – Provide a trained reading buddy person and dog once a week
  • Lane Country Extention– Donates food for our culinary CTE program at Kelly and Madison Middle School
  • School Garden Project – Offers “STEM in the Garden” curriculum, dedicated teachers at 4 BEST sites, and garden support
  • Rotary Club – Provides grants and volunteer hours to help keep BEST strong.
  • Little Hands Can– Provides instruction and community service field trips to the Eugene Mission.

BEST staff work with students four days a week to provide purposeful extended learning opportunities and positive relationships. This team is comprised of 4J staff, City of Eugene Recreation staff, UO Federal work-study students, volunteers, partnership staff, and many others that help make this a successful program.