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SJC Foundation Highlights

Kids Kollege Scholarships funds awards for students of the month

Posted on April 2, 2019 by San Juan College Marketing and Public Relations

Ballet Dancers at “Holiday Spectacular” dance show to benefit a brand new Kids Kollege scholarship fund through the San Juan College Foundation.The Community Learning Center recently partnered with local businesses and dance studios to produce the first annual “Holiday Spectacular” dance show to benefit a brand new Kids Kollege scholarship fund through the San Juan College Foundation.

“The SJC Foundation is proud to offer new scholarships for Kids Kollege participants,” exclaims Gayle Dean, executive director of the San Juan College Foundation. “Please help us spread the word that donations to the Foundation for this purpose are encouraged and extremely beneficial for kids, their families and our community. A most sincere thank you to all who work tirelessly and give generously to provide these opportunities for our youth!”

San Juan County Kids newspaper sponsored an advertisement for the dance show and now the Community Learning Center has awarded the students of the month from that issue with a Kids Kollege scholarship.

Big Red Tool owners, Kyle and Kerri Sandoval, and Sarah Oliver from San Juan College present Emily Boognl with a Kids Kollege Scholarship for being chosen as the Student of the Month. This year’s scholarships were sponsored by Big Red Tool, Inc. and the first recipients to be awarded scholarships were Emily Boognl of McKinley Elementary School, Courtney Devita of Grace Baptist Academy and Averie Gomez from Lydia Rippey Elementary School.

Kids Kollege is dedicated to providing young people with exciting learning opportunities that allow students to explore, expand and experience areas of interest. Kids Kollege begins June 10 and runs through August 2. 

Kids can choose from 199 classes for ages four to 15, including Super Summer STEM Camp, Painting with Purpose, LEGO Robotics, Music Makers, Crazy for Cupcakes, Shark Week, Minecraft © Modders, Checkmate! and so many more.  And new this year, a variety of classes offered at the makerspace, the Big Idea @ SJC, for students 12-17 years of age. 

Kids Kollege scholarships are still available.  For more information on scholarships or Kids Kollege, contact the Community Learning Center at 505-566-3214 or