College for Kids Offers After-School Programming

Submitted by Middlesex Community College


College for Kids at Middlesex Community College isn’t just for summer anymore. This fall, College for Kids is offering after-school programs. Programming includes a variety of programs for children ages 8 to 12, and etiquette courses for middle and high school students. Courses begin Monday, Sept. 19, on the Bedford campus.

All College for Kids programming is designed to provide children and teens with fun and challenging opportunities to gain new knowledge, develop new skills and boost confidence. Programs include:

“Cartooning” for ages 10 to 15 (YTH 647 30) – Explore the fundamental skills involved in creating cartoons. Students will discuss illustration styles and tips and tricks used by professionals in the industry. Facial expression, figure drawing, composition, perspective and background will also be covered.

“Sports and Recreation” for ages 10 to 15 (YTH 681 30) – Don’t miss a chance to experience and participate in a wide variety of fitness opportunities, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, croquet, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee golf, ping pong, kickball whiffle ball, 4-square, hiking, flag football, capture the flag and more. Introductory in nature activities will focus on recreation and fun rather than competition. All skill levels and abilities welcome. All equipment will be provided.

“Techie” for ages 8 to 12 (YTH 683 30) – Join us for this exploration of multi-media, 3-D and technology. The first day, students will decide what technology interests the class most. Topics include Wix, Gamestar Mechanic, Go Animate, iPiccy, Pic monkey and more.

“Improvisation” for ages 10 to 15 (YTH 697 30) – This program explores the fundamentals of improvisation by developing support, trust, risk taking and confidence with each young actor. Everyone will participate in many exciting and fun theater games, movement exercises and ensemble-building activities that culminate with a live improvised performance.

Other College for Kids course offerings running this semester include “Etiquette for Middle Schoolers” and “Etiquette for Young Adults.” These courses cover age-appropriate topics, including basic manners, physical presence and poise, projecting confidence, leadership skills, improving communication with peers and adults, public speaking, building and maintaining friendships, dealing with bullies, and more.

To learn more about MCC’s College for Kids programming, visit MCC’s College for Kids website or call 1-800-818-3434.

Middlesex Community College is your pathway to success. As one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state, we educate, engage and empower a diverse community of learners. MCC offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses, on our campuses in Bedford and Lowell, as well as online. Middlesex Community College: Student success starts here!

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