LCHEC College for Kids Starting This Week

Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) is now registering students for its College for Kids summer program serving students age 6 to 19. The program is designed to provide fun, kid-friendly, hands-on activities that promote learning.

Students can explore a variety of hobbies and career options, including art, knitting, needlepoint, photography, robotics and sign language. In addition, students can earn American Red Cross certification in basic aid, babysitting and dog/cat CPR.

LCHEC is also bringing back its popular fire(starting this morning) and police academies(Thursday). Goals of the academy are to enhance responsible citizenship and create positive interaction with fire and police officers. This year, they’ve added a Teen Firefighters Academy for students 11 – 14, including a fire extinguishing activity.

“We couldn’t do this without the help of our sponsors, the Lampasas Lions Club and HEB,” said interim Academic Officer Derrick Berrios. “Each organization donated $500 which helps us keep tuition affordable for families and enables us to offer financial aid to those in need.”

Class sizes are limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot. Course costs range from $20 - $55 and preregistration is required. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. For more information about classes, visit or call 512-556-8226 from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.