College outreach continues

Published 9:14 pm Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Though 40 area high school students recently had the chance to take educational field trips, participate in extracurricular activities and complete three college courses during Concordia College’s Academic Boot Camp, Concordia is not yet finished reaching out to students.

Beginning July 9 and running through July 23, Concordia will host an Ethics, Education and Empowerment (EEE) summer camp for middle school students.

“The camp started as a result of a school board member wanting to push students beyond the classroom and to work hard to excel in science and math,” program director William Waheed said. “We want to prepare our students for opportunities in industry and technology with project-based assignments, such as testing DNA in a chemical lab and refurbishing computers.”

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During the camp, students will take a trip to the Alabama Power Company and the George W. Carver Museum in Tuskegee. Waheed said parental involvement during the camp is necessary.

“We require them to participate with their children on campus and at home,” Waheed said. “We want our children to ‘learn by doing’ and remind them achievement is possible.”