Chamber Education Network: “News Our Community Can Use” (JUNE 2022)

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During their May Monthly Meeting, the Education Committee Network (EN) enjoyed two (2) informative presentations by Salisbury University and Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore.

Salisbury University currently offers the I’M 3 POWER CAMP Scholars Program. It’s the first and only federally funded program in the State of Maryland that provides academic, financial, and social/emotional supports to students who are migrant and seasonal/temporary farmworkers. SU currently has 8 students enrolled in the program but has resources to enroll 20 students. Anyone interested in applying or acquiring information can contact Ms. Nina Soto Ramirez at (410) 548-2175 or by email – nxsotoramirez@salisbury.edu.

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore shared their projected plans for their NEW 25,000 square foot facility entitled THE PERDUE HENSON JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT CENTER which will inspire career exposure & planning for elementary students and provide life planning and trade preparation for middle and high school students throughout the Eastern Shore. Projected Opening Date is Fall 2023.

SUMMERTIME EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES:

Wor-Wic Community College will offer summer courses for gifted and talented students. Parents of gifted and talented children entering the third through 10th grades in the fall of 2022 can register their children for Summer Scholars Courses. New courses being offered this summer include the “Wizarding World of Writing,” a Harry Potter themed writing course, “For the Love of Science,” where students will learn a different field of science each day, and “Ready, Set, Direct!” in which students get a chance to direct a play. Other courses focus on 3D printing, acoustic engineering, acting, animals, cooking, crime scene investigation, music, rockets and robots, photography and “Star Wars.”

One-week courses are offered on campus Monday through Friday, beginning July 11 and ending Aug. 5. Students can take full- or half-day courses. Full-day courses are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch. Half-day courses, which are offered from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., can also be taken back-to-back to create a full-day schedule. The courses are designed for public, private and home-schooled gifted and talented students. A student’s gifted and talented status is determined by the school they attend, based on the student’s abilities in the areas of general intellectual capabilities, specific academic aptitudes, or the creative, visual or performing arts. This year, Wor-Wic is pleased to offer full scholarships to those that qualify thanks to the Donnie Williams Foundation.

Visit www.worwic.edu/SummerScholars for details and to register.

Salisbury University is offering Summer Enrichment Academies for students in grades 1 – 12 beginning June 27. These one- and two-week programs offer a range of creative opportunities for all learners with lunch provided on SU’s main campus. These summer offerings include All About Health, Entrepreneurship, Theatre Tech, Musical Theatre & Voice, and College Readiness to name a few. Discounts are available for SU employees and students who qualify for free and reduced meals (FARM) with their school. Visit www.salisbury.edu/SEA for more information or contact Wynnette Curtis at (410) 546-6218 or sea@salisbury.edu.

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