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Catasauqua Borough implements first teen summer program

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

The recreation committee has been on the forefront of an effort to create a summer program for teens. The new program was announced at the borough meeting June 3.

“We wanted to have something for teens particularly for the younger set. Some of the older students have summer jobs,” said Jessica Kroope, recreation committee chairwoman. “Deb Mellish is on the committee. She developed and will teach two of the programs.”

The program is coordinated with the Catasauqua Area School District and the borough. CASD Superintendent Robert Spengler had two teachers volunteer to handle two of the classes. Dan Kotran, Sheckler Elementary School art teacher, will take charge of the mural project. Bryan Klass, Catasauqua High School assistant principal, will teach the summer computer and science programs.

The summer program runs 9-11 a.m. The schedule is:

• June 17-20 and June 24-27: mural project at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

• July 1-4: History week at the Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, 8 Race St.

• July 8-11: Garden week at Catasauqua Park and Playground

• July 15-18 and July 22-25: Science and technology at Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.

Swimming is available to all registered students at the municipal pool each Friday morning starting June 21.

The program is free for teens entering grades 6-12 who live in Catasauqua or attend the district’s middle and high schools.

The borough is looking for adult volunteers to help coordinate the programs.

Registration takes place 9 a.m. June 17 at the amphitheater. Parents must be present to register students.