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SAIL Program honored at UO MLK Awards Luncheon—new photos!

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL), an innovative youth program established by the Department of Economics, will be honored Wednesday, January 21 at the UO’s annual MLK Awards luncheon.

The SAIL program received an Equity and Inclusion Innovation Award, given to programs across campus for policies, procedures and structures that further equity and inclusion efforts across campus. SAIL was among four programs to receive this year’s award.

SAIL celebrates its 10th year of providing low-income high school students with enrichment programs in a summer-camp setting on the UO campus, helping them to envision a future that includes higher education. The program was developed by economics faculty members Bruce Blonigen and William Harbaugh. SAIL Director Lara Fernandez will be on hand to accept the Equity and Inclusion Innovation Award at the event.

Read the full article and list of recipients in Around the O.