Expanding Horizons summer program registration now open



Trevor Hill and Nick McBrayer are working hard at the art camp at Susan Moore Elementary on Tuesday.

Trevor Hill and Nick McBrayer are working hard at the art camp at Susan Moore Elementary on Tuesday.

The Blount County Education Foundation is continuing to improve its annual Expanding Horizons summer program. This year, 12 libraries and 30 camps will be available to students in the county system. Students of all ages, kindergarten through high school, will have a chance to enjoy the activities that are beginning this week and continuing until July 29.

Expanding Horizons allows all students to gain library access and get experience on certain subjects at the camps, including theater, art, music, wildlife and more. For more camp descriptions, library openings, and information on how to register, visit www.blountboe.net or contact Blount County Education Foundation executive director Mitchie Neel at 625-4102 or email her at mneel@blountboe.net.

“This project is provided to our students at no cost through generous grants received by the Foundation from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Cawaco R & D C, Blount County Literacy Council, AMSTI, Blount County Extension Service, Blount County Master Gardeners, WCRL, and The Blount Countian,” Neel said.

Libraries throughout the county will participate in Expanding Horizons including Appalachian High School, Blountsville Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, Hayden Primary, Middle, and High School, J.B. Pennington High School, Locust Fork Elementary and High School, Southeastern High School, and Susan Moore High School.

Camps are also available throughout the county to give every student a chance to be involved, Neel said.