Close to one hundred children were registered on July 2 at the Abaco Myriad Community Center Summer School.
The summer camp will last until the end of August, but Founder and Director Bekera Taylor said that the facility located where the Lowe’s Pharmacy used to be, will stay open in September for after school care and tutoring by certified teachers.
In the meantime, the children ranging in age from 2 to 15 years old are divided into groups who participate in various activities, from arts and crafts, academics, music or drama to Biblical studies, cooking, aerobics and weekly nature field tips.
Another teacher, Betsy Russell, a Doctor in Education who specializes in caring for children with special needs, will open Sunbeam Educational Center in September. The facility is located in the same building as Abaco Myriad Community Center, will handle babies from six months of age to high school drop- outs.
Russell said that special needs in children can be detected as early as infancy, thus allowing for the proper care to be administrated.
High school students will get another chance to prepare for diplomas.
Sunbeam Educational Center will open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Across the hall, at Abaco Myriad Community Center, students will be offered technical skills tuition such as cosmetology, plumbing, sewing, home economics, arts and on Saturday morning dancing classes.