Hola! Want to do something fun this summer? BCTC’s Latino Outreach and Services office is in need of volunteers just like you! The 2013 Latino Leadership and College Experience Camp that will take place on Sunday, July 27th to Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Participants will spend the first part of the week at BCTC/UK campus, and on Friday morning (8/1/2014) the LLCEC will be moving to EKU where the program will conclude on Sunday Aug. 3rd.
The BCTC College Experience Camp was created in 2006 and has served over 161 students to date; most of which have enrolled in college and/or improved their high school grade point averages. The camp’s purposes are to provide our future leaders with a supportive, culturally and linguistically relevant environment in which to ask questions about college life, to experience classroom lectures and seminars, and develop career goals.
We know that exposing students to the study of diverse disciplines through small group instruction will facilitate comprehension and interest. The camp also serves to improve students’ self-esteem and self-knowledge as they are exposed to Latino/Chicano history and culture. By providing Heritage Spanish courses, students Improve proficiency in Spanish and the courses expose them to the values and benefits of being proficient in two languages. Students also explore different career and educational opportunities thus illustrating the many career opportunities available for bilingual English-Spanish speakers.
The camp is available to all student and could not be done without the support of our volunteers both support staff and facilitators. We are very excited about this year’s camp and are eager to work with you to make it a success. Please read the application carefully and return it to us soon (no later than Friday May 2nd, 2014).
Erin Howard, BCTC Latino Outreach Director 859.246.6436