Invention Convention Camp for Middle School Children at GCC Batavia

What do Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey have in common? They are known for creative innovations that changed the world—and your child could be next! Invention Convention for Kids at the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College will help your child develop the creative and critical thinking skills that lead to breakthrough ideas, such as the creation of the iPod and iPhone and the ability to influence millions to change their behavior through the use of entertainment.

Batavia, NY - What do Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey have in common? They are known for creative innovations that changed the world—and your child could be next! Invention Convention for Kids at the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College will help your child develop the creative and critical thinking skills that lead to breakthrough ideas, such as the creation of the iPod and iPhone and the ability to influence millions to change their behavior through the use of entertainment.

The one-week camp session runs July 16- 20, 2012 from 9:00am-3:00pm and provides young minds with an outlet for flexing their creative thinking, critical thinking, and problem solving muscles, while building self confidence through the presentation of new ideas, with a goal of making the world a better place.

“This program is truly a celebration of imagination, creativity and ingenuity!” Lina LaMattina, director of The BEST Center said. “Students should be given opportunities to solve problems, think creatively and experiment, and that’s exactly what Invention Convention is designed to accomplish.”

The cost of the program is $150 per student, which includes daily lunch and snacks and all program materials. Invention Convention is open to students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Scholarships are available also for students who qualify. To be considered for a scholarship, students should be attending school in the GLOW region (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties), show proof they are in good standing at their school, and show evidence of need (such as loss of school programming or funding). The application deadline is June 29, 2012. A parent or guardian must fill out the application and include a character reference letter from a school representative, such as a teacher or guidance counselor. The application must also include a short essay written by the student that addresses this question: Why do you want to participate in the Invention Convention and what do you hope to get out of the experience? Registration and scholarship applications are available to download here: http://www.genesee.edu/best/assets/File/Invention%20Convention_Student%2....

You can also learn more about the camp by visiting: http://www.genesee.edu/best/development/invention-convention-for-kids/.

For more information about Invention Convention, contact Lina LaMattina in the BEST Center at (585) 343-0055, ext. 6299 or via email: lmlamattina@genesee.edu.

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