Summer learning program is beneficial

Published 7:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016

In a couple of weeks, the 2015-2016 school year will end and students will be home for the summer.
It’s a perfect time of year for families to plan summer vacations, visit family out of state or join our local library’s summer reading program.
This summer, Pearl River Community College is hosting Wildcat Way 2 Adventure, a kid’s college.
It’s an opportunity to introduce your child to a variety of scholastic topics and cultivate a love for learning.
During this event, children will be able to learn more about our environment, build a LEGO robot, explore gravity and static electricity and build on their creative writing skills.
This is the first year the college has offered this program but we hope it continues.
Not only do students continue to learn while school is out, they are also introduced to education on the college level.
It’s imperative to instill the importance of higher education in our students at a young age.
According to an article on, the elementary school years are a great time for parents to visit local college campuses for sporting events and camps.
During the middle school years, the author of the article suggests talking to your child about finances and the importance of good grades and merit-based financial aid.
When a student reaches high school, they are thinking about test scores and earning good grades, but the article also suggests encouraging students to participate in extracurricular activities.
We commend the college and their staff of educators for creating this program for our young minds.
The registration deadline for the camps is May 13. For more information contact Brenda Wells at 601-403-1379 or 601-403-1420. Visit the website at

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