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Summer youth programs return to two PBSC campuses

Two popular summer programs for youth are relaunching this year at Palm Beach State College.

Summer Youth College will be held at the Boca Raton campus June 3-Aug. 2 for children 8 to 12. The Summer Youth Arts Program will run from June 3- July 25 on the Lake Worth campus with workshops for youth 8 to 17. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Pre-camp and post-camp options are available for parents who need earlier drop-off or later pick-up times.

The College had offered the programs at various campuses for years to give parents educational and fun options for their children, but they were put on hold for last year.

Summer Youth College, organized by the Corporate and Continuing Education department, focuses on science, literature, arts and math. Participants can choose up to two classes each day, and each class will run at the same time and day each week for the whole eight weeks. Classes are $120 each. The program has been well-received by the community through the years, said Jillian Iorio, summer youth specialist. “The demand is why we’re bringing it back.”

Participants in the Summer Youth Arts Program, hosted by the Humanities Division, will choose from among 12 workshops ranging from fine arts and film production to recording arts and Latin dance that will run throughout the eight weeks. The cost is $179 per week, which is reduced to $159 for the fifth week because of the Fourth of July holiday. Laura Stevens, coordinator of the Summer Youth Arts program, said she is seeing record enrollment with more than 300 students already registered. “A lot of parents contacted the College looking to get the program back.”

An open house for the Summer Youth Arts Program will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in the Humanities building on the Lake Worth campus.

For more details, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/SYC for Summer Youth College or  www.palmbeachstate.edu/SYAP for the Summer Youth Arts program.

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