The Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement (CEOE) mission is transforming underserved K-12 communities through programs and partnerships in the classroom and beyond.


CEOE defines underserved as: as K-12 students and communities who are: first-generation or neither parent has graduated from college, eligible for free and reduced lunch, students of color, English-language learning, and students with disabilities.


CEOE prioritizes working with K-12 students in the Auburn area. To make this process objective, we strive to serve students in Region 9 or Tallapoosa, Elmore, Macon, Lee, Bullock, Barbour, Russell, and Chambers Counties as defined by Alabama State Department of Education.


CEOE provides academic support, opportunities, and college and career exposure for underserved students in the counties surrounding Auburn University currently through three primary programs:

  • Young Professionals in Training is a mentoring and tutoring program for Lee County students in 5th-12th grades that provides social, career, and academic skills led by college mentors.
  • Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) Supplemental Program contract provides intensive skill building workshops and campus visits for 40 students in Bullock and Macon County schools.
  • Student Ambassadors leads college and career exploratory visits to middle and high school students. In the 2022-2023 academic year, they have showcased Auburn University to 481 K-12 students.

CEOE is looking to expand our programming based on our mission, the needs in the community, and our priority population.

Last Updated: May 26, 2023