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Kids get a look at college life

EAST PEORIA — It’s never too early to start a college education.

That’s why Illinois Central College is offering its College for Kids program for kids from fourth through ninth grade.

ICC just wrapped up the first of two four-day sessions Thursday.

Kids got a real taste of higher education this week at the East Peoria campus, which included everything from business classes, to agriculture technology and even dancing.

It’s not all about quizzes and tests, though. Organizers say College for Kids gives students a different kind of education than the typical classroom.

“We offer a lot of classes that are not offered at regular school,” ICC Youth Programs Coordinator Steffi Xu said, Session Risk Business they will learn about the stock market, they will have an expo to show all the students their own stuff, and they’ll get fake money back.”

More than 300 kids were enrolled in the June CFK session.

The second session begins on July 8. For more info and to sign up, click here.

Sheridan Swathwood

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