Kids’ University Gives Children an Advance Look at College Life

July 2, 2009

The children get instruction in science, algebra and other subjects. “My favorite class was art,” said Karol, 7.

  June marked the 14th year of Kids’ University, a summer day camp for area homeless children and other kids living in high-risk environments.

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies partners with Rainbow Days, an area non-profit organization that provides children the skills and support they need to overcome adversity and stay drug free.

The commencement ceremony gives the children a chance to experience graduation. They don mortarboards and march across stage to receive their diplomas.

 
Dr. George Fair, dean of the UT Dallas School of Interdisciplinary Studies, developed the idea for Kids’ University about 14 years ago. He addresses the graduates and congratulates each personally at the annual summer event.



Media Contacts: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu


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