Summer Youth Enrichment Program Offered Through Passages

Passages, Inc., will again be offering their Summer Youth Enrichment Program. This program is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities to practice and enhance academic, social, and vocational skills in a structured and fun environment.

This program is geared to individuals between the ages of 12-22 with an intellectual disability who are enrolled in a Whitley County school program.

The summer program will be held at the First Church of God at 1200 West Depoy Drive, Columbia City, IN. Sessions will run as follows:

Session I: June 16 – July 3, 2014

Session II: July 8 – July 25, 2014

Sessions will meet Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Activities will include field trips to local and area attractions, as well as games, arts and crafts, and many other summer fun events. Students will also benefit from enhanced academic experiences including studies in science, history and patriotism, the arts, and career exploration.

A parent last year stated; “that for about 2 weeks after the program was over, his child kept asking if they were going to go to Passages for the Summer Program.”

In the past, teachers have stated that students were able to transition back to the classroom easier after participating in this structured program throughout the summer.

Class size is limited. Application deadline is Friday, May 30, 2014. For more information or to reserve your spot for a session please contact Pam Hoyt, Program Coordinator at 260-244-9327 or via email

This program is funded in part by the United Way of Whitley County.

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