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The Importance of Science Summer Camps for Middle School Students

Posted by JKCP on May 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Middle School Science Summer CampsAccording to the National Science Foundation, only 35% of 8th graders met nationally established academic standards for math in 2011. For science, only 32% of these students were able to work at or above grade level in the same time period. There are many factors that contribute to that number. However, student interest is a common barrier to STEM education. Science summer camps for middle school students help parents instill a love of science and technology that leads to long-term success in STEM careers.

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Topics: Middle School Summer Programs, For Parents

Why You Should Consider A STEM Summer Camp

Posted by Kara Goldenhorn on Apr 30, 2018 8:52:00 AM

STEM summer camps are designed to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to students of all ages in a fun and engaging way. The students learn basic STEM skills while making new friends and improving social skills.

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Topics: Middle School Summer Programs, Guides to Summer, Generation Z

Periodic Table of Esports

Posted by Steve Robertson on Apr 26, 2018 2:04:00 PM

Parents: While you may not remember the atomic number, atomic mass and electron configurations from your middle school days, you might recall the periodic table is a way to organize the elements based on their properties. And, that together, these elements make up all matter. Like any sport, esports is made up of a series of elements and skills that are necessary to be a successful gamer.

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Topics: High School Summer Programs, Middle School Summer Programs, Trending Topics, For Parents, Generation Z, esports

Kids Are Gaming, Why That's Great News

Posted by Steve Robertson on Apr 17, 2018 1:36:38 PM

 We know Gen Z (born 1995 - 2010) is gaming. We have seen the dramatic rise of esports and are witnessing the impact it is having on Gen Z. At JKCP, we believe in the benefits of esports, encourage the soft skills it teaches and are excited about the new college and career opportunities it presents. Our students (and my own children) have been experiencing the positive impact of this sport. Not only are they making friends, both on and off-line, but they are collaborating, practicing teamwork, problem solving and thinking strategically as they play. More importantly, they are building confidence and having fun doing it, two things I think are critical at this stage in their development. Below are a few stats that i'm excited to share as we launch our new esports summer program!

To learn more about Esports including a parent's guide, Esports 101, and info about the gaming industry check our Ultimate Guide to Esports.

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Topics: High School Summer Programs, Middle School Summer Programs, Trending Topics, For Parents, Generation Z, esports

Benefits of Tennis Camp for Kids & Teens

Posted by Arvind Aravindhan on Apr 9, 2018 9:42:00 AM

According to the latest statistics report from Tennis Industry Association (TIA), there are nearly 18 million tennis players in the US, and nearly 4 million of them are kids and teenagers. Active participation of youth in this kind of sport can contribute to the future of tennis in the US, and to the individual success of high school and youth tennis players themselves.

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Topics: Tennis Camp, High School Summer Programs, Middle School Summer Programs, Guides to Summer

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