Knox College for Kids
June 16-27, 2014
Knox College for Kids is an enrichment program for gifted, high achieving, and talented students from Galesburg and the surrounding communities who will be entering 3rd through 8th grades.
The program is administered by the Educational Studies Department. Classes are taught by Knox faculty and teachers from local schools, with Knox students serving as teaching assistants through the REACH Fellows Program. Knox created the REACH Program -- "Recruiting and Enlightening through Access to and Communication with High-need schools" -- to encourage more first-generation college students of color, especially men, to become elementary school teachers and role models in the community.
Knox College for Kids courses are designed to engage high-achieving students, while also serving as the first exposure to higher education for many children of underrepresented groups and low socioeconomic backgrounds, who may someday be the first in their families to attend college. Last year's students were the most diverse ever to participate.
One of the things that makes this long-running program so successful is the participation of teachers from local schools and the Knox faculty. Local educators are encouraged to submit course proposals by Friday, February 21. All course proposals should be geared toward 3rd through 8th grade students.
Download the course proposal form (PDF) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or Knox College for Kids, Box K-111, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401. Questions? Please call 309-341-7500.
Applications will soon be available and can be submitted to Knox College for Kids, Box K-111, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401.
The cost per student is $115. Limited scholarship funds are available based on financial need. The application form will have additional information.
Knox College for Kids consists of three one-hour class periods held on weekdays:
- First hour: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Second hour: 9:40-10:40 a.m.
- Third hour: 10:50-11:50 a.m.
The full schedule will be available closer to the event.
Last year, more than 40 courses were offered in the humanities, physical and social sciences, fine arts, languages, and mathematics. These offerings included World Drumming, Myth and Mythmaking, Crime Scene Investigation for Kids, Make a Movie, and many more unique and exciting courses. Check out last year's course descriptions.
Snapshots from Knox College for Kids 2013