JACKSON TWP. This year’s Kids’ College offers plenty of new classes along with many returning favorites and a new location. Classes started the week of June 4 and end the week of June 25. It’s being held this year in the Business and Entrepreneurial Center on the Stark State campus.
Students who are in grades first through seventh as of this spring can find a variety of classes to sign up for and spend a week learning something new in a relaxed and fun environment.
The month-long programming offers fun and learning. While the first two weeks are complete, the good news is that there is still time to register for the last two weeks of classes.
"It looks like we will serve close to 700 kids this year. And, there is still time to register for the last two weeks," said Danette Lund, department chair of education and social sciences. "We have lots of new classes and plenty of returning classes. The newest classes we have this year include three new firefighter related classes that have been popular."
Classes range from music, art, sports, writing and science and technology to hobbies and recreational activities. Classes are available half-day morning or afternoon or full day. Kids are enrolled in classes by grades one through three and four through seven.
A few of the new classes include Volcanoes, Monster Makeover, Learn to Code, Crystals, Super Cool Science Projects, Things that Go Vrmmmm, Prints with Pizzazz and much more.
Teachers in the program work full or part-time in school districts around the county or at local colleges. High school and college students volunteer to help every year. Registration comes from students all over Stark County and Tuscarawas County.
"Kids’ College provides great summertime learning and academic enhancement," Lund said. "Plus, it exposes the kids to higher education by being on campus."