As the school year comes to a close, it’s a good time to think about how to keep our young adults active and engaged. It’s also never too early to get them involved in programs aimed at career exploration and readiness. The Tacoma School District has a special website called Summer Learning Tacoma dedicated to helping kids stay busy during the summer months.
Here’s a sample of what can be found on this site:
- Under the Programs link, there’s a map and list of all of the available programs in the Tacoma-area. Map views can be filtered to show educational, recreational, arts, over-night, or any combination or all of the four options. Does your budding youth want to be an actor or a writer? There are classes for that!
- Under the Online Learning link, there’s a list of available programs by school-age (elementary, middle, and high school). If your child is interested in a career in computer science or programming, check out the learning code website for younger children and for middle and high school-age. If a career in science is being sought, they may wish to use the resources found on The Science Page or check out what the National Geographic site has to offer.
Aside from keeping our children busy this year with the options found on the Summer Learning website, we can also stimulate thinking on the topic of future careers and help them get a head start on learning what it takes to move into a specific area of interest.