CRANFORD – This summer, teens in Union County will have the chance to explore careers in business, criminal justice, healthcare, or graphic/web design, thanks to the support of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The College for Teens program is free and students will participate in educational team-based exercises and will hear from prominent guest speakers. Students will get the opportunity to experience life on a college campus, as the courses are being offered on Union County College’s Cranford campus.
In addition to career classes, students will have daily math and leadership workshops to develop their skills and confidence. A part of each day will also be dedicated to a recreational activity such as art, outdoor sports, dance, or jewelry making. Students will have access to state-of-the-art computer labs, science labs and the College’s library.
To be eligible to participate, students must be in grades 9-12 by September 2012 in a Union County school and they must have a grade point average of a “C” or better. A recommendation letter from a teacher or guidance counselor is strongly suggested. This program will be offered for three weeks, from July 16, 2012, to August 02, 2012, and will be held Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided daily. The program will be held at the College’s Cranford campus at 1033 Springfield Avenue.
Space is limited so apply early to be considered. All applications must be received by Friday, June 1. For more information on the program and how to apply, or for an application, call 1-908-709-7600 or visit http://www.ucc.edu/go/youth-programs.
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