KAHULUI - Programs for 4th- through 6th-graders and for teens will be offered during the fall break Oct. 5-9 by the Office of Continuing Education and Training at Maui Community College.
Teenagers are invited to attend "College for Kids/College Bound," which features the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens program created by the FranklinCovey training and consulting company. The older youths program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with the latter part of the day spent learning to create music with Apple's GarageBand. The cost is $149 plus a $25 lab fee.
The FranklinCovey program uses humor, anecdotes, DVDs, real-life scenarios and interactive activities to help teens to discover goals; improve communication and relationships with peers and parents; resist peer pressure; and boost self-image and belief in one's abilities.
These Valley Isle high school students participated in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens program in July. Lori Teragawachi (left back), director of the Office of Continuing Education and Training, will teach the class again next month.
For 4th- through 6th-graders, "College for Kids" will offer a Native American-themed program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. along with college and career information. The cost is $279 plus a $20 lab fee. A few partial scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The younger students will start each day with a session on "Native Americans: First Nations - A Celebration of Culture, History, Music, Dance and Art of North American Tribes."
Sessions on Talk Story; Warrior Chess; how to use Microsoft PowerPoint, and how to do Internet research on a tribe will be integrated with the initial session.
All programs will be held in the Laulima Building.
The deadline to register is Friday. To register, call 984-3231. For program details, go to www.ocet.org.
The OCET program is held during public schools' fall break, which some private schools also take.