Retired Educators for Youth Agricultural Program (REYAP)

K-12 Student Outreach

Retired Educators for Youth Agricultural Program (REYAP) provides African American high school students and other culturally diverse youth with opportunities in the field of agriculture.  The program, which aims to address the goals of increased leadership, scholarship, citizenship and economic development, is held on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater each summer.

Participants gain an appreciation for agricultural sciences and technology while also increasing their understanding of the diversity of agriculture; they leave the program with an awareness that agriculture encompasses more than the task of farming.

Students participate in hands-on, interactive scientific experiences in the food and nutritional sciences; entomology; biosystems and agricultural engineering; and plant pathology career fields. Participants also participate in oral and poster presentations to gain public speaking experience, while highlighting the research they learned about in the program.

Contact Rita Combs, REYAP executive director, at 918.619.3111 for more information.