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Record Number: 4910
Displayed from: Mar 25, 2009 , until: May 15, 2009
Fort Wayne Community Schools' Neighborhood Connection is offering summer camps for students entering grades 7-9. The Accelerated Career Exploration (ACE) camps at Anthis Career Center will give students exposure to a possible future career. The new camps are designed to give students a jump start on thinking about life after high school. Camp themes include graphic design, Web design, introduction to culinary arts, leadership & teamwork, beginning building construction and health careers. The one-week camps will introduce students to various careers by exploring the tools and responsibilities of real-world jobs. In addition, there will be two camps for students ages 5-12. The Acting Workshop will give children a chance to perform in the former Central High School auditorium, and the Multi-Media Art Camp will have students working with various forms of art from tie dye to puppetry to cupcake decorating. "This is a great opportunity for students to experience a career before they even enter high school," said Elena Tutwiler, who is overseeing the summer program. "Every child is asked, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' These one-week camps give students a chance to find out what they might want to be." The camps run from June 8-12 and June 15-19. The cost is $60. Students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch will pay only $20. Registration deadline is May 15. The ACE camps have been underwritten in part by The Carl D. Perkins Center and Technical Education Act of 2006. Neighborhood Connection is a self-supporting entity within Fort Wayne Community Schools, and the cost for all activities and instructors is donated, paid from activity fees or paid by foundations or organizations. For more information or to sign up, call 467-1075 or visit

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.