May 16, 2012

Kids on Campus - Four Volunteers Needed for tomorrow Wednesday, May 30th

Hello All,

We have two groups of 100 attending tomorrow. We need campus hosts to walk them around the Mall area as they do their Scavenger Hunt.

Meet on Plaza at 10:10am, volunteers will be assigned to a group when the school arrives. Escort group for one hour then at 11:15, head to Marketplace Ground floor of Coffman for them to get their lunch. Be sure to grab voucher from Tex to eat a free lunch as well.

Maroon Group:
10:15- 11:30 Campus Exploration Scavenger Hunt
11:30 - :12:15- Lunch at Coffman Union Marketplace

Gold Group
Meet at steps of Northrop at 11:40, each person will be assigned to a group when the school arrives. Escort group for one hour then at 12:45, head to Marketplace Ground floor of Coffman for them to get their lunch. Be sure to grab voucher to eat a free lunch as well.

11:45- 1:00- Campus Exploration Scavenger Hunt
1:00- 1:45-Lunch at Coffman Union Marketplace
2:00pm - Departure from Northrop Auditorium

Thanks in advance to one and all. And please feel free to pass this on to others.

Text "Tex" if you can volunteer. 612-743-8340

April 12, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Kids on Campus anytime tomorrow, April 27 - between 11:00 - 12:30pm

Hello Fabulous Volunteers.

Tomorrow, Fridley Middle School is arriving and I need 6 volunteers to assist at lunch time.

Please text "Tex" if you are available to meet at Centennial Hall and volunteer for an hour.

The group will be 225 and will be eating lunch Coffman. And then looking for students to escort them around campus on their self-guided tour.

January 28, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Kids on Campus during Spring Semester

Hello All you Fabulous Volunteers,
Hope your Spring Semester is Going GREAT!

Looking for a chance to volunteer for an hour between the hours of 10:00am and 1:00pm? (Most KOC Visit days)

What options are there as a Volunteer and time commitment?

GREETER (15 min.) - Assist visiting schools as they arrive and depart from campus.

RUNNER (15 -30 min.)- Complete tasks and run errands as needed during Kids on Campus visit and program

SPOKESPERSON (15 -30 min.) - Share your college experiences with visiting schools and their students.

ESCORT (30 -60 min.)- Travel with groups on as they conduct self guided campus tours.

ASSISTANT PRESENTER (1-2 hours)- Assist Tex as he leads different activities, games and presentations.

PRESENTER (1-4 hours)- Lead different activities, games and presentations.

If available and interested please text "Tex" at 612.743.8340 and indicate the following.
Your Name, date/s available and times available. Simple and easy.
Free Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Here are our up coming dates:
Feb. 3rd - Palmer Lake Elementary 120/6th 10am-2pm
Feb. 10th - Sunrise Park Middle School 50/7th-8th
Feb. 16th - AVID Robbinsdale Middle School 50/8th
Feb. 22nd - Barack and Michelle Obama SLE 100/5th
Feb. 23rd - St. Paul City School 45/8th
March 6th - Nellie Stone Johnson
March 8th - Partnership Academy Charter School 48/8th
March 9th - Marcy Open Middle School 145/7th-8th
March 12th - Fridley Middle School 200/8th

For more information regarding the program or a typical visit, please see...

February 16, 2011

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January 31, 2011

Volunteers Needed for Student Stories *** Wednesday, February 2nd, 11:05-11:45am

Hello All,

Still looking for volunteers for the visit. Remember all those that volunteer will be eligible for a drawing of a $50.00 Target Gift Card at the end of the Semester.


And thank you to all those that are already planning on it.

Text "Tex" if you can make it and when

Hancock Hamline Elementary
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

10:00 Arrival East Bank Northrop Auditorium
10:00-10:15 - Travel to Classroom Space
10:15-10:50 - College is Cool Interactive Activities - Armory rooms 116 and 202
10:50 - 11:05 - Travel to Classroom Space
11:05 - 11:45 - Goldy's Game Show and Student Stories Activity - Nicholson Hall 155
11:45-12:00 - Travel to Centennial Hall for Lunch
12:00 -12:45 - Lunch - Bag lunches to be brought and KOC to provide beverage and desserts
12:45-1:00 - Wrap up and travel to buses
1:00 - Departure from Centennial Hall

If you are able to attend please let me know as we will provide lunch for our volunteers.

March 3, 2009

Thank you. We have served 727 this Semester with more yet to serve.

Hello Everyone,
I just wanted to wish every one a great week, a relaxing Spring Break and most of all a HUGE thank you for all that have volunteered and supported Kids on Campus.
This Semester we have served over 700 youth and it could not have been done without our wonderful volunteers as well as Logan (Student Assistant to KOC).
The youth love being on campus and express it in many ways, usually with lots of smiles, thank you's and even hugs.
From our last group of this week, there was a special comment on the evaluation that I thought I would share, I think it shares how important this work really is.

When asked, what part of Kids on Campus did you enjoy the most? They said, "I enjoyed them (Tex and Logan) helping me open my life to college".

Thank you again and be sure to check out our next KOC visits for the end of March.

February 4, 2009

Black History Month/Youth Essay Contest and Visit ***5 Volunteers needed

We only need 5 More Volunteers for the Black History Month Youth Event on Tuesday, February 24th at the Sports Pavilion from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

If you can only volunteer ONE HOUR, we could use your help.

We will bring approximately 400 to 500 5th and 6th graders to campus from Nokomis Montessori Magnet School and Maxfield Magnet Elementary School in St. Paul and Richard R. Green Central Park School, Harvest Preparatory/Seed Academy and WISE Charter School all in Minneapolis.

We are in need of volunteers for such an event.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Tex Ostvig at or Linda Roberts at 612.626.7857.Hello All you Wonderful MCAE Staff

If you want to stop by and check out what this program is like please feel
free to do so. If you have some time to volunteer, that would be as
welcomed too.

If you stop by, enter at the south entrance, off of University Ave. Enter
the doors that say, "Daily Entrance" there will be a info table as you walk
into the arena.

Volunteers would do thinks like escort students from station to station,
help serve lunch and be available for any questions.

Here is our agenda as of today:

8:45am Arrival to U of M (Northrup Auditorium)
8:45-9:00 - Travel to Classroom Space - Physics 150
9:00-9:15 - University Welcome
9:15-10:15 - College is Cool Activities and Videos that share the
discoveries that have been made at the University of Minnesota.
10:15-10:30- Restroom Break
10:30 - 11:30 - Part A: Discover the U Scavenger Hunt (Self Guided in
groups of 10
students to one teacher)
11:30 - 12:15 - Lunch at the Marketplace Dining Center
12:15 - 12:30 - Travel to Classroom Space - Physics 150
12:30 - 1:30 - Part B: Goldy's Game Show
1:30-1:50 - Part C: Questions and Answers with College students, staff and
1:50-2:00 - Travel to Northrop Steps for photo
2:00-2:10 - Group Photo at the Steps of Northrop
2:10-2:20 - Loading of Buses
2:20 - Departure from Northrop Auditorium