Lord Fairfax Community College’s College 4 Kids Summer Program Makes Learning Fun

For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education is coordinating the College 4 Kids summer program for children in grades two through five, June 25-29, 2007, on the Middletown Campus and July 16-20, 2007, on the Fauquier Campus.

Participants may choose from such classes as:

  • Freestyle Fun Jumping (Middletown Campus) – Freestyle jumping is an exciting sport that combines traditional jump roping with music, dance and natural body movements. Instruction will be given for a variety of jumps, movements, games and rhymes.
  • Fun with Food (Fauquier Campus) – This class introduces students to fun and easy recipes to make for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Among other things, students will learn how to make lollipops, saltwater taffy, earth-worm pudding and hotdog octopus.
  • Fun with Photos (Middletown Campus) – This fun and creative class is being taught by a Creative Memories consultant. Participants will complete several albums filled with special photographs. Creative albums may include paper bag albums, sticks and rubberband-bound albums, peek-a-boo albums and/or envelope albums.
  • Who Dunnit? (Fauquier Campus) – This class is a fun-based learning experience that will incorporate reading, writing and deductive skills. Students will get the chance to act out the mysteries and attempt to solve them using deductive reasoning skills.

The cost of the program is $175 for the week with discounts if more than one child from the same family attends. The program operates from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., providing students the opportunity to participate in four different classes each day. Taught by LFCC faculty and area professionals, classes include the following, separated by campus:

Middletown Campus
Cartooning
Computers
Creative Camping
Basket Making
Digital Photography
Forensics
Free Style Fun Jumping
Fun with Photos
Russian
Sign Language
Speed Stacks
Sports
Fauquier Campus
Ancient Egypt
Bead Weaving
Fun with Food
Introduction to Theater
Let’s Dance
Let’s Get Artsy
Mad Scientists
Photography
Sign Language
Spanish Basics
Technology is Your Friend
Who Dunnit?

Students who are unable to afford the cost of the program may apply for the College 4 Kids Scholarship, which was funded by the late Nancy Crosby in fall 2004. Parents and/or guardians may apply for funds up to $175 only once per summer semester for only one child per family. Funds will not be issued to parents and/or guardians. Instead, the funds will be issued directly to the College.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must:

  • Be a rising second, third, fourth or fifth grader
  • Be in a family with a household income of less than $30,000 and/or qualify for any federal assistance programs
  • Live in the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah or Warren or the city of Winchester

Students will be selected for scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis, and applicants will be notified of the decision within five business days of receipt of a completed and signed application. If the request is approved, the students will be required to write a thank-you note or letter to the LFCC Educational Foundation. Funds will be awarded based upon availability. For more information about the scholarship process, individuals may visit http://www.lfcc.edu/scholarships/scholarship_list_specialscholarships.htm.

For more information about the College 4 Kids program, interested individuals may visit http://www.lfccworkforce.com/ or contact the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at the Middletown Campus at (540) 868-7021 or at the Fauquier Campus at (540) 351-1524.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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