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As Heard on Morning Line: Schoolyard After School Program at CITC

Jun 8, 2017

As summer gets into full swing, summer camps are helping youth stay active and involved now that school is out.  KNBA is involved in helping a middle school camp, the CITC Theatrical Music Video Camp, touch on voicework and using microphones for Public Service Announcements. 

A screen capture of the program's website shows students enjoying computer time at the CITC Schoolyard computer lab.
Credit Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Cook Inlet Tribal Council's Schoolyard program Counselor Kimberly Smith says although CITC's summer camps have filled up already, the Schoolyard After-School Program has availability this fall - which is aimed at Alaska Native and American Indian high school-age students in the Anchorage area.  

The program has many facets, including academic support, but most highlights include use of the Fab Lab, a facility that includes high tech equipment such as 3D printers and other fabrication gear.  

Smith says another great benefit to students is elective credit with the Anchorage School District, which can help students graduate. More information can be found on their website: 

http://citci.org/education/schoolyard/ 

CITC's Kimberly Smith poses with KNBA's Frank Chythlook - Smith says the Schoolyard program is recruiting for more high school students for a fantastic reason - many enrolled this past school year were graduating seniors.
Credit Koahnic Broadcast Corporation