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205 Personal Enrichment/Recreation & Fitness Personal enrichment courses provide adults with opportuni- ties to enhance the quality of their lives through vocational activities. Courses are tailored to meet the expressed needs of the community and are based upon the philosophy that adults continue to develop intellectually, socially, and aes- thetically throughout their lives. Course selections include personal development, arts and crafts, cooking, music, lan- guages, physical fitness, and recreation. Adult Education Program Adult education courses assist adults in acquiring basic skills and are offered as a public service. Areas of study include English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE). English as a Second Language (ESL) is for adults whose primary lan- guage is not English. Adult Basic Education (ABE) is for those adults requiring basic skills in reading, writing, and math on the first through eighth grade levels. Adult Secondary Edu- cation (ASE), formerly GED, courses are for those who did not receive a high school diploma and need assistance prepar- ing to take the test to earn a certificate of high school equiv- alency. Classes in each area are regularly scheduled throughout the year. For information about class schedules and times, call the Adult Learning Center at 281.425.6536. In- formation about GED testing can be obtained from the Lee College Counseling Center at 281.425.6384. Senior Adult and Travel The Senior Adult Program offers bi-monthly (September through May) programs of interest to senior citizens in the colleges service communities. Day trips to cultural, historical, and fascinating attractions in Houston and the surrounding area are also offered. The program also co-sponsors the An- nual Baytown Area Senior Olympics, holiday parties, and travel. Travel opportunities have included Italy, Alaska, Ire- land, and Mexico. Participation in any of these activities is open to anyone over the age of 50. A newsletter, FOCUS, is made available several times a year. To be included on the mailing list, please contact the Center for Workforce and Community Development. Kids at College Lee College offers summer camps and courses for children ranging in age from kindergarten to high school. Combining classroom, hands-on activities, outdoor and field trip experi- ences with an emphasis on enjoying the learning process, the Kids at College program provides students with the op- portunity to learn in a college setting. Camp offerings in- clude volleyball, basketball, tennis, computer technology, bowling, math, arts and crafts, Energy Venture, and career exploration, courses and workshops. Community Services Minority Access Committees Since 1986, two volunteer organizations, the Hispanic and the Black Educational Access and Completion Committees (HEACC and BEACC), have worked under the leadership of Lee College to coordinate programs designed to encourage Hispanics, African-Americans, and other under-represented groups pursue an education. These nationally-recognized committees are dedicated to providing services and activities that encourage educational access to anyone and conduct programs which preserve the heritage of each culture. Events and programs have included bilingual college plan- ning seminars, financial aid workshops, receptions honoring educators, graduation programs for Hispanic and African- American high school seniors, cooperative programs with other service area organizations and churches, fundraising and scholarship activities, elementary and junior high school tutoring and motivational programs, writing and poster con- tests, and observance and celebrations of respective holi- days. Wellness Center The Lee College Wellness Center is located in the Sports Arena on the Lee College campus. Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center Located on the banks of Goose Creek across from Robert E. Lee High School on Market Street in Baytown, the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center is operated by the City of Baytown, Lee College, and the Goose Creek School District. The center features 5,000 square feet of meeting rooms and laboratory space, as well as 9,000 square feet of open space for the growing of fish and plants and the building of environmental projects. Meeting rooms and the laboratory feature an eight-station computer lab and a teachers' library. Canoeing, water and boat safety, fly-fishing, and country western line and jitterbug dance classes are examples of the many short-term Lee College Community Education courses offered at the Center.

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