About

Project R.O.O.T. (Reaching Our Own Through Teaching) is a pre-collegiate summer program for Central Ohio high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who are interested in careers in the field of education and human ecology. During this 3-day (June 13-June 15) in-person program, students will engage in panel discussions, college classes, campus tours, workshops on admissions and funding college, and networking activities.

Students who participate in this program will also be offered membership into an existing network of social justice education professionals, year-round mentorship by EHE and community educators, and a one-time of stipend of $200.

APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

Download the PDF flyer here.

ROOT Team

Jenell Igeleke Penn, PhD
Director
Assistant Director of Teacher Education
Assistant Professor – Clinical 
Department of Teaching and Learning,
The Ohio State University

Carlotta Penn, PhD
Co-Director
Senior Director of Partnerships and Engagement
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Global Engagement (EDGE)
College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

Austin McClellan, BFA
Project Support
Graphic Designer
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Global Engagement (EDGE)

College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University