IU Northwest Kids College sessions planned in July

2013-05-21T16:52:00Z IU Northwest Kids College sessions planned in JulyErika Rose | Office of Marketing and Communications at Indiana University Northwest nwitimes.com

GARY | Kids between the ages of 10 and 13 are invited to attend Kids College at Indiana University Northwest in July, with two-week sessions planned on the topics of citizenship and law enforcement from July 15 to 26.

If athletics is more their interest, kids can choose to attend a basketball camp, scheduled for July 22 to 26.

Kids College offerings include:

Agent of Change: Become an Empowered and Knowledgeable Citizen

Monday through Friday, July 15 – 26

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hawthorn Hall, room 107

Cost: $125

We all have the power and ability to create change in our community. In this camp, youth ages 10 to 13 will learn what it means to be a change-making citizen. They will actively engage in learning about their ability to have a voice in local, state and national government and they will learn how to use that knowledge to create a better community. The goal of this class is to empower students to participate in our democracy in order to create real change that is meaningful to youth and to the broader citizenry.

Students will learn from local nonprofit, government, and school leaders. They will participate in group discussions, role-plays, and other interesting exercises.

Youth Citizens’ Police Academy

Monday through Friday, July 15 - 26

1 to 4 p.m.

Hawthorn Hall, room 107

Cost: $125

This course is designed to provide youth with an inside look at law enforcement. The purpose of the academy is to increase youth understanding of law enforcement through education and interaction with members of the IU Northwest Police Department. The academy gives our youth the opportunity to learn first-hand, in an educational setting, how the police department addresses issues facing youth today.

This camp will include demonstrations, discussions, practical exercises and student participation to achieve a hands-on experience.

Basketball and Leadership Camp

Monday through Friday, July 22 - 26

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Savannah Center Gymnasium

Cost: $100

An experienced coach, former Lew Wallace High School All-American and Indiana All-Star, and former WNBA basketball player, Ms. Angela Hamblin, will guide youth in learning and refining their basketball skills while developing leadership traits that will assist them in and outside the game of basketball.

Registration Details

To register, contact Sandra Hall Smith at shsmith@iun.edu or (219) 980-6978. All classes have a limited enrollment and are filled on a first-come basis.

Classes take place at the IU Northwest campus, located just south of I-80/94. From I-80/94, exit at Broadway South. From I-65, proceed west on I-80/94 and exit at Broadway South.

Parents and those bringing children to the sessions are welcome to wait in lounge areas in the library and in the Moraine Student Center as well as in the campus courtyard. For information about parking policies at IU Northwest, including a new process for temporary permits, visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/parking-permits/index.htm.

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