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This summer Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) will celebrate 21 years of Kids in College Can Soar (KICCS), an interactive summer camp conducted by the college for area students who will be in grades one through six this fall. Since its inception in 1991, nearly 4,500 students have attended KICCS at HCC.

HCC will host five weeks of KICCS this summer four weeks on the Hopkinsville campus and one week in Cadiz. The dates are June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15, and July 18-22 at the Hopkinsville campus. Cadiz dates will be announced soon. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily.

The success of KICCS continues to depend largely on the imagination and enthusiasm of our teachers. KICCS instructors are passionate, inventive and knowledgeable, said Carol Kirves, Associate Dean of Continuing Education. I hope that all teachers who truly enjoy affecting the lives of children will consider submitting a proposal. Our children need every opportunity to be positively influenced by the great teachers in our community.

For those interested in teaching a KICCS class summer, a completed application should be returned to Kirves no later than Monday, March 7, 2011. Instructors with accepted proposals will be paid $400 for each week of classes taught. Proposal forms can be downloaded at https://hopkinsville.kctcs.edu/Community_Ed/Youth_Programs.aspx. A committee of educators, parents, students and administrators will review applications and select classes by March 21.

Teaching a KICCS class gives instructors an opportunity to work with students who are eager to learn and happy to be in the classroom. As a KICCS teacher, you can use innovative ideas that just dont fit into required curriculum, Kirves added.

KICCS student registration will open on May 1. Program information will be sent home with all elementary school students in Christian, Trigg and Todd counties and available on HCCs website.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Workforce Solutions at (270) 707-3750 or Carol Kirves via email at carol.kirves@kctcs.edu.