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CCC to host Summer Enrichment Camp throughout June
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is offering area low-income and first-generation college students a unique opportunity this summer with a new program aimed at helping students better prepare for college.

CCC to host Summer Enrichment Camp throughout June

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Sat Jun 4, 2016

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is offering area low-income and first-generation college students a unique opportunity this summer with a new program aimed at helping students better prepare for college.

CCC’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program is hosting the Talent Search Summer Institute, designed to give Talent Search participants a taste of college life in an organized and supervised environment.

The program will cater to rising high schools juniors and seniors from Coahoma, Tunica and Quitman counties. Throughout the month of June, students at each high school will meet either at their high schools or CCC’s campus before coming together for a 5-day residential camp at CCC June 26-July 1. The program will conclude with an excursion to Atlanta, GA.

The program is free and all meals will be provided.

“We are looking forward to working with ETS students this summer to help make their college dreams come true,” said Kimberly Bee, CCC’s ETS director. “Education is our passport to the future and tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. … this program gives our students the opportunity to prepare for their future.”

During the camp, students will have the opportunity to enhance their time management skills, study skills, and social development skills by participating in personal development and cultural activities designed to enhance and enrich their self-awareness.

CCC’s ETS Program, under the auspice of the TRiO Talent Search Program, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and designed to prepare low-income and/or first- generation college students for college in hopes of increasing their chances to obtain a bachelor degree.

Although the summer camp is open exclusively to Talent Search students, Bee said students who meet the criteria but are not currently enrolled in the program can still apply.

“ETS is a excellent resource for students,” said Bee. “We offer a variety of services, including how to become a better student, career exploration, ACT workshops to getting enrolled in a college your senior year.”

Here’s a break down of the Talent Search Summer Institute high school calendar:

Week 1 (June 6-11) Coahoma County High School; Coahoma Agricultural High School; and Clarksdale High School

Location: CCC

Week 2 (June 13-18) Rosa Fort High School

Location: Rosa Fort High School

Week 3 (June 20-25) Madison Palmer High School

Location: Madison Palmer High School

Week 4 (June 26- July 1) Coahoma Community College

Report to the Sponsored Programs Building

For question or more information, contact Bee at (662) 621-4136 or ksbee@coahomacc.edu; Janice Snerling, coordinator, at (662) 621-4348 or jsnerling@coahomacc.edu; or Felisha Stevenson, administrative assistant, at (662) 621-4836 or fstevenson@coahomacc.edu