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Welcome to BEST

Boosting and Enriching Students Today

BEST is an afterschool program open to all Madison Middle School students. BEST offers students targeted homework support and tutoring, a meal, fun enrichment classes, and a bus ride home! This program is funded by the Oregon Community Foundation in partnership with Eugene School District 4j and the City of Eugene Recreation Department. BEST is an equal opportunity provider.

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Register Guard: Letter to the Editor 2.25.15

Kids get peek into college life

“Last week I was invited to join a group of middle-school students and staff from Madison Middle School as they toured the landscape architecture studios at the University of Oregon. The students were part of Madison’s after-school program BEST (Boosting and Enriching Students Today), a partnership between the city of Eugene and the Eugene School District, and were finishing an enrichment class focusing on product design and sustainability with a field trip to meet college students.

The college students who acted as guides and the students in the landscape studios were remarkable in how they treated the young kids. They answered questions, gave sound advice and exhibited the projects they had just submitted for midterm evaluations. The school kids were attentive, respectful and engaged. A couple of adults, myself included, wished we had been afforded a similar peek into college life while in middle school.

The BEST program is a valuable part of the education of these students as they start to consider their futures. I hope it is funded well into the future as a brilliant investment.”