URBANA — The school year is winding down, and that means it's time to find something for your kids to do this summer.
The annual Summer Enrichment Extravaganza, a community-wide youth programming resource fair, might be a place to start.
It's scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Urbana Middle School Cafetorium, 1201 S. Vine St., U.
You can meet the program staff for more than 40 campus and community organizations that offer summer programs, activities and learning opportunities for students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Participating organizations include the public libraries, Champaign and Urbana park districts, Parkland College, Girl Scouts, Savoy Recreation Center, Orpheum Children's Science Museum and multiple programs from the University of Illinois, plus many more.
Choices range from art to yoga and everything in between, including baseball, basketball, band, theater, swimming, rock-climbing, track and field, science and writing.
More than 250 people attended last year's resource fair.
Camps help children stay active, keep teens engaged and safe, and enrich their academic and social skills, I-Parent organizers say. Programs are available for a variety of budgets, and scholarships are available.
The Summer Enrichment Extravaganza is a project of the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities in conjunction with the I-Parents initiative at the University of Illinois, which provides events and information for parents throughout the year.
To learn more, visit: http://i-parents.illinois.edu/.