Revamped College4Kids gets a running start


Knox College this week unveiled a revamped College4Kids program after taking a hiatus last summer….

….In order to get the program going again College4Kids has been integrated into the educational studies department. Two new professors, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies Jason Helfer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies Stephen Schroth, have taken the program under their wings.

“Jason Helfer and Stephen Schroth have provided the leadership, energy and imagination to revitalize the program as its new co-directors,” said Lawrence Breitborde, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college. “(They) have repositioned the program in a way that will ensure Knox’s continuing contributions to the local community while involving and benefiting our own students.”

Both Helfer and Schroth have extensive experience working with gifted students from diverse backgrounds and enrichment programs for students outside of public schools.

The duo said 2007’s College4Kids is modeled after the program Knox has offered since 1975. The aim of College4Kids is to provide accelerating opportunities for gifted local students.

“We’ve crafted it on the model in place before,” Schroth said. “The program integrates elements of the humanities, math, science and language.”

Read the feature in the Register-Mail.