Middlesex Community College’s College for Kids summer programs are designed to provide kids, ages 8 to 15, with fun and challenging opportunities explore careers, gain new knowledge, develop new skills and boost their self-confidence. College for Kids runs July 6 through Aug. 13, on the Bedford and Lowell campuses and it’s not too late to register!

Most College for Kids programs are offered Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – with some exceptions, including half-day programs. All programs are taught by public school teachers or by professionals who are experts in their field and have experience working with children.

This year there are programs that can help your children explore their artistic side, including “Books, Books, Books.” In this week-long program, children ages 10-15, will make their favorite book come alive through multi-media activities, including writing a play, making a comic, starting a blog or designing a T-shirt.

Explore the writing process with the “Experience Writing” program. This week-long program for children ages 8-12, will help participants gain a stronger grasp of grammar concepts, creative writing techniques, and essay formats. Students will approach the writing process with daily adventurous road trips and experiences.

A new program offering is “Improvisation.” In this week-long program for children ages 10 to 15, students will explore the fundamentals of improvisation – including quick wit and physical comedy – by developing support, trust, and confidence through a variety of fun theater games and movement exercises.

Explore texture, style and design of clothing in “Fashion Design.” This program helps students develop their own style and express individual creativity. Each student will receive an original gown donated by a local bridal shop to transform. At the end of the program, students will display their creations in a fashion show.

For the complete MCC College for Kids schedule and registration information, visit https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/collegeforkids/ or call 1-800-818-3434.