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College For Kids

The WSU College for Kids will not be held in 2018. We will be revising the program for a fantastic 2019 opening!

College For Kids in the summer of 2017, Winona State University celebrated 30 years of extending educational opportunities to primary students in the area through the College for Kids (CFK) summer program. Last year, the event hosted close to 60 students, and offered 26 total classes with 15 different options available (8-9 class selections per session). Full-day and half-day options were made available to families, and structured activities provided by the Outdoor Education and Recreation Center allowed parents or guardians the flexibility to pick up students between 3-4PM. Also, $1500 in scholarships were awarded to students with financial need through kind donations from area businesses.

Parent and participant feedback about the event has been consistently positive! We are excited to announce, the WSU College for Kids (CFK) program will be under renovation during the summer of 2018 to prepare for a grand opening in the new Education Village anticipated in 2019!

This revisioning “skipped” year of CFK will be spent developing innovative strategies, partnerships, and enhancing programming to meet the needs of the communities we serve. WSU will be asking for volunteer parents, grandparents, educators, and community members for focus groups to discuss the possibilities.

If you would like to be a part of a focus group to discuss the future of College for Kids, please contact Dr. Amy Olson,, acting director of the Center for Collaboration, Partnership and Professional Development for the WSU College of Education.