University's Continuing Ed. Seeks Volunteers for Summer Programs

Texas A&M International University's Office of Continuing Education wants to hear from teenagers who wish to volunteer as student assistants for the University's upcoming Kinder Camps, for 4- and 5-year-olds, Children's Summer Workshop, for 1st-6th graders, and Summer Academy, for 7th-11th graders.

Teenagers who are mature, dependable, and eager to help other students learn, are ideal candidates for the volunteer positions, said Oscar J. Muñoz, Continuing Education Director at A&M International.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for teens to help others, gain experience, and learn new skills. The primary responsibilities of the student assistants are to make sure program participants get to and from class and to assist program instructors," Muñoz said.

Volunteer student assistants must be at least 16 years old, have parental consent, and must be able to attend a one-day training session and the Kinder Camp, Children's Summer Workshop, or Summer Academy.

The four-week summer programs will be held at the University's main campus weekdays from June 29 - July 24.

The Kinder Camp and Children's Summer Workshop will be held in the mornings from 8 a.m. - 12 noon, and the Summer Academy will be held in the afternoons from 12 noon - 5 p.m..

The Kinder Camp will feature fun hands-on activities presented in a stress-free, non-threatening, non-classroom environment. The activities, which will be centered around a theme of water and aquatics, will provide learning experiences in math, science, reading, art, and music.

Course offerings for the Children's Summer Workshop include Computer Whizz, Fundamentals of Gymnastics, Oh the Places You'll Go: Publish a Book, Invention Convention: Adventures in Science, Charm and Etiquette for Girls, Figure It Out: Math Fun, Non-Competitive Co-Op Sports, Ballet Folklorico, and Artistic Expressions.

Summer Academy course offerings include, for 7th - 8th graders, Forensics: Who Dunit?, Creative Sculpture, Internet for Fun and Research, Co-ed Basketball, PSAT Math Preparation, Airplane Modeling, and Etiquette; and, for 9th - 11th graders, Internet Home Page Design, Astronomy, Archery, Verbal Power: ACT/SAT Grammar/Vocabulary Review, Forensics: Who Dunit?, Creative Sculpture, SAT Preparation--Computer Interactive, Abstract Art, ACT/SAT Math Preparation, Golf, Co-ed Basketball, Latin Basics for Math, Science, and Literature Buffs, and Fermentation Fun: Exploration and Culinary Adventures with Ferments.

Teenagers who wish to volunteer as student assistants for either program may contact Muñoz at 326-2700 or via email at ojmunoz@tamiu.edu.

For more information on the Summer Children's Workshop or Summer Academy at Texas A&M International University, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 326-2700 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Room 332 West. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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