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Date: September 27, 2002 (02-59)
Contact: Dave Willingham, 240-567-7970; Pager: 301-930-0972
               Steve Simon, 240-567-7952


Montgomery College Offers Learning Opportunities for Youngsters
 Programs Stimulate, Educate, and Fascinate Students from Grades 2-12

            In another expression of its role as the community’s college, Montgomery College is offering a wide range of youth programs this fall; programs in which youngsters are learning everything from American Sign Language to videography.  “Many of these learning opportunities came about in direct response to requests from parents,” says Sandi Harris, director of youth programs for the College, “and they just keep asking for more.”

Students from the early elementary years through high school participate in the youth programs, which are offered by the College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division.  Qualified teachers from Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the community add their expertise to the learning experience. 

Here is a thumbnail look at each program:

- A one-day enrichment opportunity, Thinking Toward the Future, for gifted and talented students in grades 6-8, will be held on Saturday, October 26 on the Rockville campus.  Three workshops will cover a wide range of topics.

- College View is packed with information designed to give high school students a competitive edge on a successful college career. This program, held on the Rockville campus, includes offers seven courses aimed at improving a student’s ability to handle the demands of college.  Courses begin in mid-October.

- Kids on Campus offers 10 exciting enrichment courses for students in grades 3-8.  Classes are held on the Rockville and Takoma Park campuses.  Topics include American Sign Language, art, writing, reading, keyboarding, and archaeology.       

- Saturday Discoveries, a one-day enrichment program offered to gifted and talented students in grades 4 and 5, provides youngsters with an opportunity to explore topics of interest they won’t find in the regular school curriculum.  Saturday Discoveries will be held on the Takoma Park campus Saturday, November 16.  Students will select from 17 different workshops and attend four.  This is our most popular one-day enrichment program.   

- YOUTH PROGRAMS, in collaboration with the Art Department on the Takoma Park campus, offers youngsters in grades 2-4 an all ARTS DAY enrichment program, called ART EXPLOSION!  The program is scheduled for Saturday, December 7; workshops include music, photography, videography, drama, dance, and a variety of art classes. 

For information on applying for these programs, please call 240-567-7917 or 240-567-7264.

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