Cecilia Knox, who works at Prince George's Community College, explains part of the Summer Youth Enrichment Program during a kickoff event at the college in Largo on Jan. 5. (Robert Roberts/The Washington Informer)
**FILE** Cecilia Knox, who works at Prince George's Community College, explains part of the Summer Youth Enrichment Program during a kickoff event at the college in Largo on Jan. 5. (Robert Roberts/The Washington Informer)

In addition to the more than 6,000 teenagers and young adults in Prince George’s County set to work in this year’s Summer Youth Enrichment Program, the public school system has a variety of other programs for middle and high school students.

Students in grades nine through 12 interested in International Baccalaureate can apply by Friday, June 21 for a summer bridge program offered at six high schools.

The sessions will focus on three core elements: theory of knowledge; an extended essay; and creativity, activity and service.

The classes, which run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., are offered on various days at these high schools:

• July 8-11 at Frederick Douglass.
• Aug. 5-8 at Crossland, Laurel, Parkdale and Suitland.
• Aug. 19-21 at Forestville.

Although there’s no cost to enroll in the program, transportation and lunch will not be provided. For more information and to apply online, go to https://www.pgcps.org/ib.

Another summer activity available is a teen adventure camp at Camp Schmidt in Brandywine.

In partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, up to 35 students ages 13 to 21 with disabilities to participate in outdoor activities such as wall climbing, rope challenge courses and environmental education.

The program runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12-16. The camp fee is $120 per student and an additional $14 for daily pre- or post-camp care. Students must bring a bag lunch. For enrollment information, go to www.pgparks.com or call 301-446-3462.

For information on other summer programs, go to https://bit.ly/2ITI3zP.

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