Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Youth Program Offers Fun with a Career Focus

Classes Geared Toward Children in Grades 2 through 7

The Summer Youth Program at Prince George’s Community College encourages children to explore career options, strengthen language and math skills and discover the latest trends in science and technology through a series of fun and exciting courses.

Beginning July 6-31 on the main campus in Largo, the Summer Youth Program offers a variety of courses designed specifically for those in grades 2 through 7.

Classes meet Monday through Friday with morning (8:30-11:30 a.m.), afternoon (12:30-3:30 p.m.) and extended day (3:45-6 p.m.) sessions. Choose from more than 20 courses, which represent a mixture of academic, career and enrichment options. A partial listing of Summer

Youth Program offerings includes:

• Reading/Language Arts
• Math
• Technology Education
• Science Fair
• Sewing
• Video Game Design
• Crafts R Us
• Is There a Medical Professional in the House?
• Veterinarian
• Graphic Arts
• If Bob Can Build It, So Can I

“The summer youth program provides youth learning experiences in a college environment with courses taught by industry professionals,” said Cecelia Knox, director, Next Step Training and Education. “To ensure a strong math and language program, the instructors are selected from a pool of highly qualified local public and private school teachers,” she added.

In addition, the Summer Youth Program offers the Basketball Clinic, a one-week day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) session that runs Aug. 10-14 for children ages 11 to 18. Under the supervision of PGCC head basketball coach John Wiley, participants receive quality instruction and participate in all phases of the game, including rules interpretation, timing, scoring, playing skill and actual game play. Participants are grouped according to age and ability.

For a complete listing of Summer Youth Program courses or information on registration and tuition, visit the Summer 2009 Schedule of Credit & Noncredit Classes on the college Web site at 79) or call 301-322-0158. For more information on the Basketball Clinic, call 301-322-0513.

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