By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011
Candace Stine and Chris Tsotsoros are Education Specialists at TCC. TCC Continuing Education has done a wonderful job planning continuing education youth enrichment programs for the summer of 2011.
Enrollment begins March 1 for TCC Continuing Education Summer Youth Programs. The 2011 summer schedule is available online or you can enroll in person. For online registration, go to www.tulsacc.edu/ted. You may also register by calling (918) 595-7200. If you prefer to register in person, go to the Metro Campus, located at 909 S. Boston, room 528. Starting May 9 through July 28, TCC will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be closed Fridays.
Designed for students ages 5 to 18, TCC’s Summer Youth Programs are fun, exciting, educational and enriching. And you won’t believe the wide variety of offerings.
TCC is responsible for planning the great summer program curriculum. “Besides classes, working parents will want to consider Kid Power Hour, our before and after care program from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.,” says Education Specialist Chris Tsotsoros. “Kids will participate in fun activities and games, or they may bring a book of their own to read before classes begin.” TCC personnel will get them to the right class on time. After work, Kid Power Hour allows parents to pick up their children between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m.
Some students choose to attend College For Kids all or part of the morning, all or part of the afternoon, and some spend the whole day in class enjoying and expanding their learning experience.
College For Kids has dozens of fun classes for kids age 5, with many new classes added this year. Classes include: Four Seasons; Gooey Art; Happy Birthday, America; I Love Books; Make No Bones About It; Memory Games; and Singing For Fun.
Six and seven year old students will enjoy past favorite classes plus many new additions including: What Is Money For?; Weather And More Weather; Be NOT A Bully; Economics For Kids; and Encounters Of The Wild Kind. Students ages 8 to 10 may choose to attend Wild About Wildlife, a popular favorite over the years, plus new classes including: You Gotta Have Heart; African Drums; Astronomy 101; and First Aid and Safety. There are also new classes that teach fundamentals of Stamp Collecting, Taekwondo, and the American Revolution.
Some super cool technology classes that are either new or revised include Game Generator, Advanced Generator, and the Essential Skills of Photoshop. All of these classes are available to students ages 8 to 15. There are also classes designed to provide students ages 11 to 15 with a variety of extreme opportunities. Selections include exploring photography, robotics, technology, and more in several intense, extreme one-week (Monday through Thursday) sessions. “These sessions provide a wonderful vehicle for students to express themselves while they learn,” adds Education Specialist Candace Stine. Teen Extreme will include Extreme Ladies And Gentleman Academy, Extreme Photography, Robotics, and Extreme High School Math Prep and PSAT Prep. Maybe your student could use a week of Extreme Study Tools to get them a step ahead and build confidence with this preparation course to learn basics like note taking, time management, memory strategies, and organization skills.
Camp Scrubs – It’s A Guy Thing (ages 10 to 13 and also available to girls) is back by popular demand, as is Medical Apprentice Camp that explores other health fields such as occupational therapy, optometry, phlebotomy, and more. Students ages 12 to 15 may choose to attend Young Filmmaker’s Trilogy, one or all three, which introduce participants to acting, filming and editing.
These are only a tiny portion of the fantastic classes and camps available through TCC Summer Youth Programs. Go online or call for the complete summer schedule. Do it today, and enroll early. Classes fill up quickly.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.