Microsoft Hosting Free Summer Camp Programs

Microsoft is offering free technology summer camps to kids at their retail stores across the country. Students can take classes on movies, digital arts and gaming. The camps are offered to kids ages 8-13.  And (drum roll) registration is free! To learn more, visit the Microsoft Summer Camp Website (http://content.microsoftstore.com/store/SummerCamp).

Big Dreams: Reason #4 Why Afterschool Activities Are Important

A 9 year-old in East LA accomplished his goal of funding his dream to attend college by building a handmade arcade of cardboard, plastic and household materials. For $1, you receive two turns at Caine’s Arcade. For $2, you receive 500 turns and a Fun Pass. Today, there is a now a Caine’s Arcade Foundation to fund creativity and entrepreneurship in young kids. Start small, dream big.

New Experiences: Reason #2 Why Afterschool Activities Are Important

Check out this afterschool program  in Compton, CA. Hundreds of kids – from ages 5 and up – learn to fly…and for free at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum.

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Shared Experiences: Reason #1 Why Afterschool Activities Are Important

EXCERPT FROM BIG (1988)

MR. M: Piano lessons?

JOSH:  Three years.

MR. M: Me too. Everyday, after school….Chopsticks….What department did you say you were in?

JOSH: Oh, I’m in computers.

MLK Day in LA: Arts, Parks and Community

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 16, 2012 by helping the community! Join fellow Angelenos at the Los Angeles Academy Middle School and assist an underserved school become a more engaging, educational, and colorful place for children to learn and play. Volunteers will paint educational murals, create engaging blacktops game and activities, build benches and plant green benches.

Date: Monday, January 16, 2012

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm; Registration opens at 8:30am

Location: Los Angeles Academy Middle School, 644 East 56th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Website: http://www.cityyear.org/losangeles_ektid2015.aspx

Sponsors: CityYear and Disney

RSVP: Please contact Unique Harston at uharston11@cityyear.org or 213.327.9580

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