Youth Classes

Program Description

For All Youth Camps and Classes

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Babysitting Clinic

Instructor: L. Carey

(Ages 11 – 16) This clinic will teach students the responsibilities of a babysitter, what parents expect, how to handle emergencies, caring for and handling infants and young children, feeding techniques and diapering, age-appropriate toys and activities, tips for bedtime issues and much more! Students will learn basic first aid and how to handle emergencies that arise such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. As babysitting will be many students’ first job, interviewing also will be reviewed. Preregistration is required. Sorry, walk-ins are not allowed. Students need to bring their own sack lunch and snack. Certificate will be awarded upon completion.

1 Saturday          Sept. 14                       9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

CRN 81255          Outreach – Rm. 204   Fee $55


Scholarship Writing Workshop

Instructor: M. Dickinson

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior in High School or Students Transferring to a 4-Year College

Want to avoid paying full price for college? Discover what scholarship committees are looking for by discussing tips and strategies for highlighting your unique strengths.  This workshop will assist you in writing a personal statement, creating an academic résumé and help you know who, as well as how, to ask for letters of recommendation.

1 Wednesday     Oct. 9                           1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

CRN 81256         Bldg. 1 – Rm. 304        Fee $5


Dining Etiquette Experience

Instructor: S. Godke

Prerequisite: Ages 14 and up

First impressions are VITAL! Whether you are on a date, college visit or social gathering, you need to know dining etiquette. Join us for a five-course meal in the private dining room as the talented Chef Stephanie Godke reviews proper dining etiquette. Come alone, bring your teen or make it an evening out with friends as this is a fun, enjoyable and informative evening!

Last day to receive a refund: Oct. 1

1 Tuesday            Oct. 8                           6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

CRN 81248         The Cellar                    Fee $30

The Cellar, 1375 State Street, Geneseo, IL