Now in its 11th year, Kid U/College for Kids and Teens has long been a popular choice for kids and parents in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and East Central Minnesota. The program is sponsored by Anoka-Ramsey’s Continuing Education and Customized Training Division.
Kid U is designed to provide preschool, elementary, middle and high school students with opportunities for learning successes in a college environment. The courses and programs ignite imaginations, expand knowledge and make learning fun. Courses offer a wide variety of innovative hands-on learning in subjects not ordinarily taught in traditional school curriculum, including visual arts, computer technology, performing arts, science, cultures and languages, math and problem solving, culinary arts, law, and literature.
“We want to offer kids an opportunity to have a positive, fun college experience at an early age,” says LeAnn Snidarich, Kid U Program Director. “The earlier they can see that college is desirable and attainable, the more likely it is that they’ll complete high school and go on to college.”
Classes are scheduled Monday to Thursday and range in length from one and one half to three hours long. Costs for individual courses range from $35 to $150.
Coon Rapids Campus
Session 1: July 11 - July 14,
Session 2: July 18 - July 21
Session 3: July 25 - July 28, 2005
Session: August 1 - 4
As in the past, Star Power scholarships for boys and girls and Become a Star scholarships for girls will be made available for students wanting to take the Coon Rapids Campus science classes. Funded entirely by local firm Medtronic, Inc., the scholarships are offered to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch programs during the regular school year. Star Power scholarships will be granted to a maximum of $190 per student or $380 per family. The Become a STAR scholarships will be granted to a maximum of $100 per student.
On the Cambridge Campus, scholarships funded entirely by private donations will be made available in $50 increments for any courses being held in Cambridge. To be eligible, students must have qualified for free or reduced lunch programs during the regular school year. Application information can be found in the KidU/College for Kids and Teens Course Schedule. Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis by an Anoka-Ramsey Scholarship Committee.
For more information or a complete schedule about Kid U/College for Kids, contact LeAnn Snidarich, Program Director, at 763-422-3375 or visit www.anokaramsey.edu/continuingEd/kidu.cfm