The Center for Educational Outreach and Engagement (CEOE) mission is transforming local 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.


  • Community
  • Future-generations
  • Growth
  • Commitment
  • Service


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.
  • Outreach Ambassadors leads college and career exploratory visits to middle and high school students. In the 2022-2023 academic year, they showcased Auburn University to over 500 K-12 students.
  • Lee County Career and Technical Academy is a college and career skill building series with 30 workshops to build Global Communication, Entrepreneurial, Financial Literacy, Social-Emotional, and Employability skills.
  • Service in Schools is a one credit hour class through the Honors College where Auburn University students both learn in the classroom and experience and help with needs in the K-12 setting.

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

As a land-grant institution, Auburn University is dedicated to improving the lives of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research and scholarship, and selfless service.

Last Updated: September 14, 2023