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Interactive Summer Youth Program Stimulates Imaginations

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—The Summer Youth Program at Prince George’s Community College includes interactive math, budgeting, culinary arts, babysitting, jewelry design, athletics, health care and language arts programs designed to engage students grades two through eleven. New this year, high school students can register for culinary arts, SAT Preparatory, college study skills and budgeting classes.  In addition, children can participate in cheerleading sessions lead by Prince George’s Community College Cheerleaders and a boys and girls basketball camp managed by the Washington Wizards and Mystics. The four-week session starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. daily, beginning July 2.  

“Prince George’s Community College has developed an interactive program tailored to a child’s interest and educational needs,” says Denise Barino-Samuels, program coordinator, community education programs. “Instructors are professional members of their respective industries and the instructional strategy aligns with the Maryland State Curriculum,” she added.   

Students may register throughout the four-week program cycle; however, students are encouraged to begin on the first day of class and remain throughout the four weeks of the program. Parents who need to pick up their children after work have the option of signing up for an additional fee-based aftercare service available until 6 p.m.  For more information about the program, call 301-322-0120 or register at http://www.pgcc.edu/businesses/individuals/wdce/summerYouth.aspx.    

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu  

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