Kids Outgoing, Outdoing, and Learning (KOOL) Summer Program

KOOL is a summer academic enrichment program for youth going into 1st through 5th grade that offers academic support in the areas of math and reading and cultural field trips, along with constructive summer activities and crafts for students. The Program offers a learning environment that stimulates interest and participation from the students by allowing them to refresh and expand math, reading, and social skills in a classroom environment eight hours a day, five days a week, for seven weeks at 519 Penn Ave, Turtle Creek, PA 15145 typically from early July to mid August. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM.  A nonrefundable application fee is required to process the youth’s application. All KOOL Program activities are FREE for all participants.

Focusing on academic, cultural, and social enrichment, as well as community service and recreation, the KOOL Program provides participants with an educational and fun summer experience. Youth participate in reading and math activities on a daily basis, as well as advance computer tutorials, arts and crafts, and experiential seminars provided by local agencies. On Fridays, KOOL participants attend field trips to various places throughout the Pittsburgh region including the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, Carnegie Science Center, Heinz History Center, Phipps Conservatory, Boyce Park Wave Pool, and many more.

To request further information, contact 412-829-7112 or loreilly@hscc-mvpc.org.

Counselor In Training (CIT)
For youth between the ages of 14 and 18, the HSCC selects Counselors In Training (CIT) to assist the KOOL Summer Programs and its’ staff with math and reading activities while in the classroom and on the computer. In addition, CITs interact with the KOOL participants during free time, inside and outside on the playground, help the youth programs staff with arts and crafts and science activities and while on field trips. CITs are expected to present themselves as positive role models for the younger youth and receive training to gain job-readiness skills that prepare them for future employment. Based on the CITs performance at the completion of the program, a modest stipend is provided. The HSCC hopes that from the experience, CITs gain a sense of responsibility, develop an excellent work ethic, and become productive young adults.

To download an application, go to the Publications page and click on the application under Applications. To request further information, contact 412-829-7112.