The mission of the Heart of Missouri RPDC is to build the capacity of educators through high quality professional learning to maximize student achievement. We aim to improve outcomes for all students by providing effective and timely professional development to school communities.
Adventure Club is an enrichment based before and after school program located in all elementary schools in the Columbia Public School District. We provide hands-on educational and recreational activities for children in a safe and caring environment.
In support of the Missouri SBDC mission, the International Trade services provides export education for new-to-export companies, and companies in need of additional international trade support to increase exports out of Missouri, in turn supporting economic growth and job support in the state.
The Dinosaurs & Cavemen Science Expo is an annual fair held on or off campus that brings researchers, community partners and the public together to celebrate paleontology, natural history and science through activities, demonstrations and guest speakers.
The Mizzou Academy team includes 75+ faculty and staff dedicated to supporting academics, development, and business services. Mizzou Academy values partnership, innovation, access, and inclusion. Its mission is to develop local and global school partnerships, build educational programs, and support students as they grow toward their individual potential and solve global challenges.
The eMINTS National Center was created in partnership with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Department of Higher Education to help schools and teachers meet the demands of digital age teaching and learning.
The Institute of Public Policy at the University of Missouri conducts process and outcomes evaluation and data management for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The program aims to reduce teen pregnancy rates and risky sexual behavior among Missouri’s middle school and high school youth.
Travel Program that connects Mizzou Alumni and friends in share social and learning experiences.
A partnership between the MU College of Education, the state of Missouri and others, Youth Leadership Forum is a unique career leadership-training program for students with disabilities, ages 16–21.
A free camp for middle school students that focuses on planning for the future.
A free kindergarten readiness program that helps prepare children to enter school ready to succeed.
MU’s Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab screens harvested deer for chronic wasting disease.
Based in the VHC Community Practice Section, our shelter medicine faculty members and technician provide exceptional care to shelter animals in need and excellent learning opportunities for veterinary students.
Professor Casey Holliday and colleagues participate in invited speaking engagements and demonstrations to community partners, schools and groups. We cover topics including the latest news and discoveries in paleontology, how animals and people work, and what kind of research and opportunities happen in the Integrative Anatomy program at MU.
Extra Credit is a once-a-month movie series featuring a panel of MU researchers who expand on some aspect of a movie relation to their research and creative activities. This event also features a Q&A with the audience, and is a collaboration between The Connector and Ragtag Cinema.
Mizzou Alternative Breaks weekend service trips give Mizzou students an opportunity to learn more about Missouri while serving communities throughout the state.
Power Up Your Pantry is a University of Missouri program for food pantries and other hunger relief groups who are looking for ways to enhance their current operations and better meet the needs of the people they serve.
Occupational Therapy faculty member Bill Janes manages a chapter of Go, Baby, Go in which students from OT, PT, Speech and even engineering work together to modify ride-on toy cars to improve and study mobility in children.
Our Train Experts in Autism for Missouri (TEAM) initiative provides FREE training and follow-up support to professionals working with individuals with autism.
Service-Learning is the formal integration of community service into student instruction. Service-learning connects students with the community in partnerships that provide effective and far-reaching assistance to those in need.
A “science café” is an informal gathering where scientists share their research or expertise with the community in a dynamic, interactive format.
Early-intervention, language-focused preschool, run by SLHS (Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences) students under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty. Early intervention is important for kids with speech delays – no matter the specific delay or the cause.
The Mizzou Youth Experience collaborates between the University and the larger community to give 7th and 8th graders a unique inside look at the college experience and all of the benefits of pursuing a college degree at Mizzou.