Preparing for
College & Careers

Schedule an individual session or a zoom workshop. 

  • Obtain Scholarships

  • Secure Internships

  • Navigate Education Choices

  • Discover Career Pathways


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  • Over 3000 Montana University and College classes are available this summer for FREE!! to over 50,000 Montanans. Certification courses, 2 year courses, and 4 year courses from amazing instructors at campuses all over the State.  Contact us to learn more about this under utilized and valuable opportunity.   

Building Bridges to the Future

Our mission is to help students (high school and college)  achieve financial security and make health allocations of their limited resources (money, time, energy).  We believe students need to plan and prepare for college/career, by setting goals, securing scholarships and internships, developing realistic plans and budgets, and assess choices.  Avoiding stress through developing time management, resource assessment, and budgeting skills promotes healthy choices.  To reach our goal, Valley Oak staff provide direct services such as financial coaching, college/career education through individual personal and small group session.  These services are provided Monday through Saturday, 8 am – 11 pm recognizing family time constraints.


Our services are made possible through grants

— FREE to you!


Serving the needs of our youth population since 2001


Valley Oak was created in 2001, providing education support for students in the San Francisco Bay Area and program support for the Pleasanton Unified School District. In 2007, the organization moved to Montana and in 2010 began work with opportunity youth and at risk populations in Ravalli and Missoula County. Valley Oak is a 501(c)3 non-profit program of the Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. providing college and career access services to students and families throughout Montana and beyond.