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March 18, 2009 > A summer of fun

A summer of fun

The long days and warm nights of summer are coming sooner than you might think. With their arrival, an inevitable question for parents is how to fill those days when jobs require time away from home and children need supervision. How can they benefit from activities that will also enhance their lives? Day care can be expensive and often boring so a bit of planning can enhance those hours and create fun and informative experiences. In future issues, TCV will be helping parents to find just the right activities to help their kids have a wonderful summer in 2009.

For the past 17 years Ohlone For Kids has been nurturing a habit of learning that is not only fun but becomes a life-long personal investment. Classes range from mischievous and cool to the erudite in a plethora of subjects including mathematics, chemistry, movie making, Taiko drumming, sports and robotics to name a few. Taught by experts who use an interactive, facilitative workshop format, courses are age specific offering counsel and advice to those entering grades 4 - 9; there is even a new six week academic program for students entering grades 6 - 11.

It would be difficult to imagine a child who would not be intrigued by course offerings of Ohlone For Kids. Whimsical and serious, classes are broad in scope. For instance, an offering to develop critical thinking for teens can lead to informed and mature decision-making skills that will enhance young lives as they explore new ventures. Past offerings by Ohlone For Kids have expanded to include a wide variety of disciplines including an opportunity for young poets to expand their art and those that just enjoy the genre.

This year, Ohlone For Kids will increase to four sessions between two locations: Newark Memorial High School and Ohlone College Fremont Campus. Students should register for the grade level they will enter in the fall semester 2009. There are fees for attendance and some courses require material fees. Classes are designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment so there is a strict policy that requires appropriate, polite behavior and language. Those unable to maintain such manners will not be tolerated.

Reservations for attendance at Ohlone For Kids can reach class size limits quickly so early enrollment is advised. Registration begins Thursday, April 2. A catalogue of classes is available at

Ohlone for Kids
39399 Cherry Street, Suite 1211, Newark
(510) 742-2303, 742-2304

Session I: June 29 - July 9
Session II: July 13 - July 23
Session III: July 27 - July 30
Session IV: Aug 3 - Aug 6

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