Moving On program for area youth begins Sunday at IU East

July 25th, 2008

Indiana University East’s annual Moving On program for area youth will be held from Sunday, July 27 to Friday, August 8. Moving On is in its 18th year of providing a two-week summer academic and personal enrichment camp for Richmond youth.

Moving On is part of the IU East Educational Awareness Project (E.A.P.) that targets under-represented and under-prepared students. The program helps the students, grades 7 through 12, overcome the traditional challenges that middle school and high school minority students face when trying to excel in school, said Tim Williams, director of Multicultural Affairs.

Sponsors for this year’s event include US Bank, Richmond Housing Authority, G1013.

This year’s program will be a collaborative event with Junior Achievement and its new program “Careers with a Purpose.” Students will explore careers that best align with their skills, interest, and values.

The program starts with a parent orientation on Sunday and reception followed by a week of activities that touch on such topics as team building, empowerment and respect. Students will participate in sessions and activities including job shadowing, exercises to put skills into practice, learn from keynote speakers and take a field trip to a local restaurant to practice proper dinner etiquette for future job interviews.

The students will be honored during the graduation ceremony to be held on August 8. All students involved in Moving On arrange the ceremony for the night. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall. A small reception for parents will follow in the Community Room. For more information contact Tim Williams, director of Multicultural Affairs, at (765) 973-8320.

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