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UCR Summer Outreach Programs Seeking Participants

The ALPHA Center seeks participants for Healthy Body-Healthy Mind and GEMS summer programs

(May 15, 2006)

Students in Healthy Body Healthy Mind get the opportunity do physical education activities that teach self-confidence and teamwork.

Students in Healthy Body Healthy Mind get the opportunity do physical education activities that teach self-confidence and teamwork.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — www.ucr.edu — Organizers of two free summer programs for middle-school children at the University of California, Riverside are seeking participants interested in learning about healthy living and thinking, and about mathematics while having fun. The deadline for applications to either program is May 26. For more details, go to the ALPHA Center Web site at www.alphacenter.ucr.edu or contact Linda Rankin at the ALPHA Center at (951) 827-5425 or by e-mail at Linda.rankin@ucr.edu.

HEALTHY BODY-HEALTHY MIND
Healthy Body-Healthy Mind is a weeklong program for students in grades 6 through 8, which focuses on developing a well-rounded individual by balancing the role of health education, fitness, nutrition and a positive mental attitude. Participants will receive instruction in mathematics as it relates to health, physical education as it relates to a healthy lifestyle, self-motivation and character development. The goal is to stimulate self awareness and exploration through engaging and motivational activities, which inform and challenge the body and mind. The program is free but participants are expected to attend all five days.

The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., July 10 through 14, 2006 at the UCR Student Recreation Center.

PROJECT GEMS
Project GEMS (Girls Excelling in Mathematics with Success) is a weeklong program for girls in grades 6 through 8 designed to provide a stimulating experience so that mathematics is seen as interesting, relevant and related to success in life. GEMS nurtures positive attitudes in girls as they learn about mathematics, community service, and are exposed to mentoring from women who are successful in education and business. GEMS participants learn about quantitative literacy, critical thinking and problem solving, algebra and geometry for career success, histories of successful women, the importance of role models, and community volunteerism. Students receive materials, supplies and gifts that encourage learning and retaining of mathematical ideas. An awards ceremony including parents, teachers and community leaders, concludes the program, where each participant receives a certificate. The program is free but participants are expected to attend all five days.

GEMS is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m., July 10 through 14, 2006 at the Student Recreation Center at UCR.

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