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Student Enrichment Opportunities

Grant Wood AEA is proud to offer enrichment learning opportunities to help students strengthen current skills and interests, explore new subject areas, and interact with other kids who love learning.

College for Kids

Summer Enrichment Program | June 21-July 1 and July 5-15, 2022

Founded in 1987, the College for Kids Summer Enrichment Program is offered to eligible high-ability middle school students who enjoy being academically and/or creatively challenged and who wish to expand on their advanced talents and abilities by taking faster-paced, topic-specific courses on a college campus.

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Open Minds, Open Doors

STEM career conference | 2022 Conference Tuesday, October 11. Registration Information Available this Fall.

Open Minds, Open Doors is a half-day conference intended to encourage middle school girls (7th-8th grades) to pursue career fields with foundations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Grant Wood AEA is pleased to collaborate with the Association of University Women (AAUW) and Coe College to provide the annual Open Minds, Open Doors conference.

Presenters for this event represent a variety of careers and businesses in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor.

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Young Writers Conference

2022 Conference Wednesday, May 4. Registration is Now Available!

Grant Wood AEA to offers a one day Young Writers’ Conference for 4th and 5th grade students in the spring. Accompanied by a teacher from their school, students will attend an author session, two workshop sessions, and a sharing session where students will share samples of their own writing.

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Job Readiness Fair

Future Event To Be Determined

The Job Readiness Fair is a demonstration-based learning event that will apply career education lessons from the classroom. During the event students will:
1. Practice completing a job application
2. Participate in a face-to-face mock interview
3. Participate in a web-based employment search activity
4. Interact with and receive feedback from area employers
5. Attend informational sessions regarding employment in the 21st century

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