Dodge City Community College is partnering with USD 443 to provide an exciting learning experience for students of the USD 443 Migrant Department. On Thursday, June 22, the college will be hosting a Migrant Student Leadership session where middle school and high school migrant students are welcome to come learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

“In past years, the students have participated in technological exploration and attended the annual DC3 Career Exploration Day,” said DC3 director of marketing Andrea Loll. “Like last year, this year’s additional summer session will focus on STEM, activities and the event will be hosted on the DC3 campus.”

The session will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

During this camp, there will several hands-on activities and special guests. Sherry Curtis, DC3 associate professor of physical science, will give a presentation on wind turbines while giving the students an opportunity to build a wind turbine and measure the voltage output. YAdditionally, a representative from K-State will host a presentation on gardening and teach students about soil and water conservation and sustainability preparation.

“This leadership activity is designed to foster the students belief that each individual has a bright future and to make them aware of all of the educational options and opportunities that are available,” said Robert Vinton, director of the Migrant Department. “They must become knowledgeable of the institutional support systems, and they must know that we all have to work collaboratively toward our dreams so they can become reality. I feel that participation in our leadership session activities is how this belief system starts.”

To end the day, lunch will be provided for the students in the DC3 cafeteria.

“The summer session activities target objectives that will be shared as the students younger siblings of at least eight years are invited to participate, creating a family learning environment,” said Greta Clark, DC3 Title V Advising Specialist. “Hopefully, the excitement, motivation and project details will be topics of on-going family conversations.”

For more information, call the DCCC office phone at 620-225-1321.

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