October 1, 2009
Written by Michelle HammanSuper Saturdays is an academic enrichment program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Classes meet for four consecutive Saturdays on the Texas Tech campus from Oct. 17 – Nov. 7. The Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) sponsors the program as a division of Texas Tech’s Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement. Classes offered include: art, Mathemania, toxicology, LEGO robotics, theatre, cooking and more. Instructors for the classes include members of the Texas Tech faculty, graduate students and public school teachers. Classes are hands-on. One goal of Super Saturdays is to introduce children to a variety of subjects to help them focus on an academic path. Enrollment in Super Saturdays is limited. The average cost per class is $86, but fees vary according to subject. To participate in Super Saturdays, students must submit a recent report card with a B+ or better average or submit a letter of recommendation from a school teacher or school official. For more information visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/diversity; or to register, call (806) 742-2420. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Michelle Hamman, coordinator, IDEAL, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2420, or firstname.lastname@example.org.