College For Kids Gives Students a Taste of College Life

For Immediate Release: 
April 29, 2015

Looking for a way to keep your kids involved over the summer? The College For Kids program features academic classes like reading, writing, math, science and STEM, as well as foreign language offerings in Spanish and Mandarin. In addition, kids from 5 to 17 years old can explore acting, art, dance, and chess. Plus, there are swimming lessons for kids of all ages – even toddlers and their parents.

This summer, most College For Kids classes will be held in Saddleback College’s Business and General Studies building on the main campus. Estella Castillo-Garrison, dean of Community Education, Emeritus Institute and K-12 Partnerships said, “Our College For Kids program gives kids the chance to experience real college life and gain enthusiasm and interest in planning their academic futures. It’s great to welcome kids to our campus, where they can get a first-hand look at everything Saddleback has to offer.”

College For Kids is just one of several Saddleback College Community Education programs being offered this summer. The summer 2015 Gaucho Guide, features classes that appeal to lifelong learners from preschool to more than 100 years old. In addition to College For Kids and Adult Classes, Saddleback College partners with Capistrano Unified School District to present its “Summer Experience” program at 11 local elementary and middle school sites.

Registration for College For Kids, Summer Experience, and adult programs is now open online. View all of the offerings by visiting