Kid's College 2009: Great Success!

Several area children witnessed knights, damsels, and castles along with the sights and sounds of the Serengeti during Kid’s College, held July 20 through 24 at UACCM. During the week, participants learned about all aspects of the medieval period including who lived there, what they ate, and what they did for work. Students also learned about the Serengeti region, including what kinds of animals live there and what the land is like.

Kid’s College featured elaborate decorations and many hands-on activities, games, experiments, art, and other interactive displays designed to enhance math, science, and artistic skills among the children in a fun environment. During their final day on campus, the children invited their parents to come and enjoy a program highlighting what they had learned during the week and to watch them receive their certificates for completing the program. The Little Rock Zoo came to campus and brought a few animals typically found in Africa for the children to see and touch following their graduation.
According to UACCM Director of Community Outreach Aaron Spivey, Kid’s College 2009 was a great success. “Spaces for Kid’s College this year filled up so quickly that we chose to open a second class. We wanted to give area kids the chance to come on campus for a week of fun and learning that they normally would not get to experience,” he said. He added that “The kids all seemed to have had a great time, and we hope to repeat and expand the program next year to further enhance the positive impact we can make on these young minds.”
Kid’s College 2009 was made possible in part by a donation from State Farm Insurance of Morrilton. For more photos from Kid’s College, go to the UACCM Web site at www.uaccm.edu.

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