2018 College for Kids Program
The College for Kids program at Kent State Tuscarawas will kick off June 18 and run through June 22 with new and exciting classes designed to enrich young students. New classes, including Web Design, Rocking Out With Science, and Buckeye Ninja Warrior, will be offered to students in grades one through six. Additionally, a new class teaching young teens how to practice important safety skills, how to handle emergencies and how to treat illnesses and injuries will be offered through Safe Sitter® for students in grades six through eight.
Founded in 1980, Safe Sitter® is a national nonprofit organization devoted to preparing young teens with the life and safety skills they need when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
This class also teaches American Heart Association CPR and how to help an infant or child who is choking. Students will learn how to entertain children of different ages so all the little ones are occupied. Students will also learn important business skills, like how to screen jobs, set a wage and work with employers. Each student will receive their own Safe Sitter® kit and certification.
A total of 14 College for Kids classes will be offered during this 28th year of programming.
“We have added some great new programs, such as Mrs. Brannon from Garaway schools, teaching Web Design with the NEW Google Sites, and Rocking Out With Science with Steven Miller, from Eurydice Studios in Canton,” said Cindi Supers, coordinator of College for Kids. “Buckeye Ninja Warrior is another new class that is based on a popular television show and will be tons of fun for both age groups. Mr. Crim from Performance Academies in Columbus, is bringing all of his obstacles and putting students to the test!”
Mrs. Miles from Claymont Schools and Kent State Tuscarawas, will be teaching Movie Maker, where students will learn to make and edit their own digital movies and cartoons and take them home on a flash drive. In the Emergency Room, students will learn how to work as a medical team and save lives with Mrs. Morgan, from Kent State Tuscarawas. Students will Get Wild With Nature with Mrs. Freeland from Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation. This class will be held at the Historic Schoenbrunn Village. Students will learn about the different creatures that live in and around the water, meadows and woods.
College for Kids also includes courses for the budding artists with Splatter & Drip, for students who love to be in the kitchen with Jr. Chefs and for those with a musical ear who want to experience the steel drum with Jumbie Jammin’.
Students’ imagination will take over in Makerspace Magic, they can experience life like our ancestors did in the 18th century in the Life in 1772 Historic Schoenbrunn Village course and students will learn about the Mexican culture, customs and traditions in the Hola Amigitos! class.
Class fees range from $85 to $125. Registrations will be accepted through June 11. Limited financial assistance is available for the College for Kids classes. For more information or to register, call the Office of Business and Community Services at 330.308.7434.
Again this year, college level scholarships will be given to all participants for future use toward credit programming. Each registrant will receive a $100 scholarship to Kent State Tuscarawas, with a limit of $500 over five years. Use of the limited scholarships must be in degree status. The scholarships are not transferrable.
To register online or to learn more about College for Kids, visit https://www.kent.edu/tusc/bcs/cfk.
Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE, in New Philadelphia.