NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) Kid’s College will occur June 3 – 27 for children ages nine through 16 years old. Kid’s College aims to familiarize children with college campuses and classrooms and to ignite future passions at a young age. Classes will run four days, Monday – Thursday, per session and will include subjects such as global cuisine, robotics, computer programming, construction, novel writing, graphic design, and Spanish. The program will include full day and half day offerings.
This year, NWACC’s Brightwater Chef Erin Szopiak will be guiding kids on a food journey that will consist of making a variety of cuisines while embracing their cultural and social origins. Children will explore African, Asian, Central and South American, as well as North American foods, and learn cooking techniques to use in their own kitchens. By the end of the four-day courses, students will come away understanding the connection between food, nutrition, health, and community.
“I’m really excited to delve into those recipes with the kids,” said Szopiak. “It’s so fun to look at the techniques and the flavors each culture has developed. There are similarities among the different cultures but they use different ingredients, which is fascinating. I’m excited about exploring each cuisine individually but also discovering what connects them.”
NWACC’s Kid’s College is accepting donations for its Scholarship Fund so more children are able to participate in the program. The college is also accepting snack and beverage donations for student snacks. The community can learn more about registering for and donating to Kid’s College by visiting www.nwacc.edu/kidscollege.
About NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC): NWACC is an accredited, public two-year institution that serves and strengthens its surrounding communities by helping students maximize their potential and exceed expectations. With state-of-the-art facilities, NWACC provides excellent academic instruction, workforce training and personalized attention from highly respected faculty, staff and administrators. For more information, visit www.nwacc.edu
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