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Pensacola State College hosts summer program for kids

Pensacola State College kicked off their summer kids' college program this week.  It's called "Kids' College" and it's only for kids age's six to twelve.  Some of the courses include acting, ballroom dancing, pottery and even a class where kids learn how to save money.

Coordinator of Kids' College Frances Yeo says when kids go to "college now," it encourages them choose college later.  "A lot of parents want their kids to feel comfortable in a college setting before they get to that point. They are going to eat in the same places where the students eat.  They are going to have classes in the same class rooms. It's a great experience for everyone."

There are courses for fishing, science, and acting. Yeo says "It is from firsthand experience. It is not just book learning. Everything that we do is very hands on. So it is not teaching a test, we are helping them grasp different concepts."

Students like Thomas MacPhee  say they are ready for college. "It made me feel better about it, like it's not all work. It is not all writing tests."

Some already know what career path they want to pursue. Paris Johnson says she wants to be an actress when she grows up.  Johnson is signed up for stage and theater.  She says all kids should go to college because "it is a lot of fun and you can get exercise."

The camp runs until August 8th.  Courses are $58 dollars apiece.  The cost for your child to attend all day for two weeks is $232.

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