Lamar State College-Orange is pleased to announce its seventeenth year to host College For Kids-Orange (CFKO), managed by the Continuing and Workforce Education office. With a bold look towards our future, and the future of our alumni after high school, LSC-O has set a new vision for the CFKO program.

“By the end of this decade, 75 percent of the alumni will continue their education beyond high school; 10 percent of the incoming class at LSC-O will be alumni of the program; and the majority of alumni will stay in the Golden Triangle region to work and raise families”

To accomplish this vision, at least 25 percent of the classes will represent STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.  STEM education fosters the first two pieces of our vision statement, the continuation of learning.

We include an emphasis on local culture and history, with classes like Cajun Language and the Contributions of the Community of Color and the Perspective of Native Americans.  By introducing diversity in our underlying regional values we hope to increase personal affinity to the Golden Triangle.

Classes such as Hunting, Fishing, Martial Arts and Yoga, and the Stark Cultural Venues add insight into what is available in the region when not in school or working.

Practical Math and introductions to vocational opportunities help the kids to better understand how school learning is put into practical use when they finish high school, and the need for further education to be successful. “The more our kids know about the region, the more they will appreciate all of the opportunities present here.”

“We are proud to have hosted these summer programs,” said Lisa Cowart, director of Continuing and Workforce Education, “and proud to see how the program’s alumni have done so well as they continued into high school.”

Afternoon classes will take place Monday-Thursday, June 17- June 20, and Monday-Thursday, June 24-27.

For more information, or to register for the 2013 College for Kids – Orange, go