Jamestown Community College's Center for Continuing Education conducted three major youth programs on the Jamestown Campus this summer.
Kids' College, a weeklong experience for youth ages 8-12, hosted 196 participants who explored technology, art, cultures, science and other topics.
Tweens 2 Teens College, designed to promote and engage area youth in science, technology, engineering, and math concepts, drew 50 youths ages 10-14 to JCC.
A child is pictured participating during a recent youth program held at JCC in Jamestown.
Fifty-five children ages 6 and 7 attended Wee College, which consisted of weeklong art and physics classes.
Funding through the Blossom Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation covered tuition expenses for 12 youths meeting certain financial needs to attend one of the summer camps. In addition, the JCC Foundation and Cummins Foundation provided additional tuition assistance.
"Without this support," said Candace Huber, project manager for JCC's Center for Continuing Education, "many area youth would not be able to attend these educational opportunities over the summer months."