August 3, 2004 > Ohlone For Kids Summer Enrichment Program
Ohlone For Kids Summer Enrichment Program
Many people assume that Legos are only toys, but at Ohlone For Kids, Legos provide a creative way to learn. There are three levels of Lego classes that teach children about pneumatics, electric motors, and transmission by building Lego models with real motors. For fifteen years, Ohlone For Kids has been nurturing the habit of learning that becomes a life-long personal investment.
This summer, 825 children from around the Bay Area are attending Ohlone for Kids. Classes are held at both Ohlone College and Mission San Jose High School in Fremont. Classes range from Algebra Readiness and Cool Chemistry to Drama and Cartooning. Creative curriculum and hands-on techniques are used to encourage students' interest in academics. At Ohlone For Kids, learning and fun go hand in hand.
Fabian, a sixth grader, liked everything, especially his drama class. "I played Big Foot and a raccoon that was being hunted in 2 different skits. I died in both."
5th grader Gerilyn came back to Ohlone for Kids for the second time this year. "The classes are fun. It's much better than staying home and getting bored."
Children, grades 4-9, choose 3 classes from a vast list of activities that they will attend. "We have had Hawaiian day, crazy hat day, pajama day, everything. The days where they dress up are really fun for the children. They particularly like pajama day. We also have a watermelon eating contest and bubblegum blowing contests. It gets them really involved," says Mary K. Lim, Director of Ohlone For Kids. Learning has never sounded like so much fun.
For more information about Ohlone For Kids call 510-659-6090 or on the web at www.ohloneforkids.com