Students are having summer fun with enrichment classes, socializing with friends over lunch, creating arts and crafts, conducting science experiments, learning yoga, and reading for enjoyment and information.
At Alice Robertson Junior High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the 21st Century Project Create summer program is in full swing. The no cost program is funded by a 21st Century Grant, and more students are welcome at any time.
Monday through Thursday morning through the end of June, students in grades 7 and 8 attend classes in science, art, math, and social studies – but they are really having fun.
“We would love to have more,” said program director Tammy Pierce. “They can just bring them up here, and we’ll get them signed up. They won’t regret it,” she said.
The program offers free transportation, breakfast, and lunch, in addition to enrichment classes in acting, yoga and science. Students rotate through the activities each week.
In the “Reading Adventures class, students are studying Route 66. “We’re studying all about it and all the attractions along it in Oklahoma,” said rising eighth grader Kadence Duck. “Then, we’re going to make a Monopoly board out of them, and we get to take it home.”