Registration is Underway for JWCC JDub Academy Classes for Children

John Wood Community College’s JDub Academy will offer classes for students during the month of June. The hands-on educational enrichment program is offered to children in grades kindergarten through 12th. Experts in a range of professions from art and foreign language to engineering and science will instruct classes.

Area youth may choose from more than a dozen classes during three different sessions of JDub Academy in Quincy offered Monday through Friday: June 11-15, June 18-22 and June 25-29. Each week will have an 8 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. session and a 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. session. Children may choose to attend one or both sessions.

Classes will also be held at JWCC’s Mt. Sterling Education Center and the Southeast Education Center, located 2 miles north of Pittsfield. To learn more about these classes, visit

Among the classes offered during this year’s JDub Academy include the following: Criminal Agent in Training, Design with Disney and Fairytales, Books and Art, Ahoy Matrosen, Trash to Treasure/Recycled Art, Become a World Traveler, Let’s Build It, Creative Dramatics, 4th of July Art, The World of Minis, Bring Out the Nature in You, Mad Science, Gardner Camp’s Explore Archery and Outdoor Adventures, Vet for a Week, Fun with Geometry and many others.

JWCC has been providing learning opportunities for area youth for more than 25 years. This unique program offers children hands-on academic and enrichment workshops on a college campus.  All courses are designed to teach new and meaningful skills, excite students about learning and discover ways to explore future careers.

Local service organizations help make JDub Academy possible by providing support for supplies and scholarships. Such organizations include Breakfast, Noon and Golden Kiwanis, Samantha Otte Foundation and the Community Foundation. The Quincy Service League is providing funds to cover transportation to and from Gardener Camp classes.

Cost per class varies. For more information, call 217.641.4941. 

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

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