Kids and Teens: Shake Hands with Your Future

Texas Tech’s IDEAL opens registration for academic enrichment summer camp.

Applications currently are being accepted for Texas Tech University’s Shake Hands with Your Future program, which is sponsored by the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL). The dates for the summer sessions are: Session I, June 4-7 for students entering grades four to seven and July 8-12 for students entering grades eight to 11.

Shake Hands with Your Future is an academic enrichment program that targets high achieving students. One goal of Shake Hands with Your Future is to introduce students to new academic experiences and to assist students in focusing on an academic path. The program also seeks to provide a supportive environment where students share experiences and encourage each other’s thinking and creativity. Classes are not graded.

University faculty, graduate students and public school teachers serve as instructors who guide students through investigations of complex subject matter and research processes. Participants choose to participate in two courses of study. Classes offered are: Architecture, Animal Science and Food Technology, In the Lab, Environmental Engineering, LEGO Robotics, Art, Law, Theater Arts, Anatomy and Physiology, and Forensics.

For registration information, go online to You may also contact IDEAL at (806) 742-2420 or email

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CONTACT: Amanda Foster, assistant director, Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners, (806) 742-2420 or