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Lifelong Learning’s mission is to provide a welcoming, collaborative, culturally-sensitive and customer-focused environment for all college guests. It is committed to the enrichment, diversity and self-empowerment of students from ages 4 and up in vocational and avocational programs of study that promote personal, academic and social growth.Contact Us
GLAMB: The Life of A Performing Artist GLAMB in action during her 2018 summer class titled "ACT Creations" for young performers. If you are reading this then you or someone you know may have been bitten by that bug that screams, “I need to be on stage!” I think I’ve heard those words in my head since the moment I came out crying from the womb. My cries, even then, were overly dramatic, my feet moved to a rhythm as I kicked and all of the sounds coming from me were harmonic. I was born to be on the stage -- to perform. I didn't Pre-College Blog: Helping others Written by Francesca Desilvio, Pre-College 2017 student I chose the Pre-Med and Science Pre-College Program at Wagner College because I wanted to learn more about the medical field. Something always fascinated me about the medical field. I love the idea of helping others and putting others’ needs before mine. I knew I wanted to participate in this program because I always wanted to attend Wagner and I knew this summer program would allow me to earn credits, learn from professors, and talk to Pre-College Blog: A Real College Experience Written by Brenda Cumpa, 2018 Summer Pre-College Chaperone and Wagner College Graduate Student Selfies in Central Park I don’t think I’ve ever admitted this before but I love college. During my four years of undergrad, I enjoyed living in the dorms with roommates, sitting with my friends in the dining hall for hours, forming study groups on the oval on sunny days, and exploring New York City in my free time. My love for college is likely why I jumped at the chance to live on campus for the The Red and Blue (and Green!) Crews: Wagner College Color Wars Written by Brandon Atiles Last week, Wagner College hosted color wars for the children who attend the summer camps in the afternoon. Color wars are usually composed of planned challenges that have teams competing against each other. While they are usually structured in a way that only one team can win, Wagner’s take on the activity promoted teamwork, fairness, and above all, fun. The week started off with the children making banners for their team colors—red, blue, and green. Each team took The New Kid on the Block: a SYEP intern's first week at Wagner College Written by Brandon Atiles Last week was my first working at Wagner College as part of the New York City summer youth employment program. I expected it to be a mundane job that I would be doing just to gain some working experience and money. Boy, was I wrong. My week started by meeting the people leading Wagner College's Department for Lifelong Learning, all of whom were very kind and helpful on my very first day and throughout the week. During lunch was when I would meet more of the SYEP workers Dive Under the Sea at Wagner College Summer Camp Written by SYEP intern Alaa Elasmar It was a beautiful day at Wagner College, the sun engulfed the campus making the birds chirp with happiness. The summer camp children were gathered together at the Coffee House (the summer camp hang out) celebrating this week’s theme: “Under the Sea." Since I am a big Disney fan, the first thing that came to my mind was the iconic song from “The Little Mermaid”. When I arrived at the Coffee House that day, the children were preparing to paint wooden DonorsChoose to send PS90 students to the Wagner College Planetarium Claire Chatinover is a first-time teacher to a fifth grade class at PS 90 in Coney Island. In the midst of stressful New York State testing earlier this year, Ms. Chatinover wanted nothing more than to give her students something fun and stress-free to look forward to. To do so, she knew she needed to get creative. Popular within the teaching community, DonorsChoose.org hosts education-based projects that require funds. While projects are not always a success, Ms. Chatinover's first attempt was Behind the scenes of filming at Wagner College If Wagner College were an actor with an IMDB profile, its “Known For” section would include movies like “School of Rock" and television series like “Law & Order Special Victims Unit.” But how did Wagner become a sought-after filming location? Wagner’s campus is located in a borough of New York City, just a "Working Girl" ferry ride away from Manhattan. While Hollywood remains the epicenter of the entertainment industry, New York has seen a significant increase in productions in A Lifelong Learning New Year's Resolution This following is the New Year’s Resolution that we want to help you keep : Get your child more involved. Most parents already know the reasons why involvement is so important. Introducing a new topic or interest, developing a skill that may not be addressed in school, meeting children from other backgrounds and neighborhoods, and preventing the “I’m bored” refrain are just a few of those reasons. At Wagner College Department for Lifelong Learning, our mission is to provide an enriching, A New Layer: Digital Art Design Blog “New shape, new layer,” my high school digital art teacher would say over and over and over again because we were stubborn and most of us never grasped the concept behind the words. In Adobe Photoshop, it’s crucial for the user to create new layers for each individual aspect of a design. The layers are the building blocks. As someone who has now studied design in both a university and professional setting, I understand the concept. Back then, however, I created new layers whenever I was reminded