Nearly 75 students are continuing their learning this summer at the Bulldogs Leadership Academy on the Indian Spring Middle School campus.
Facilitators Kattina Bryant and Willie Keener are committed to extending the learning process for students and also empowering them to develop their leadership skills.
The six week long camp divides students into three groups based on grade level, plus a zerobotics group that parners with Texas A&M and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
on projects that include science engineering, education, healthcare and math applications. That team spends at least four hours a day learning on computers.
They also get to go to NASA headquarters near Houston in August for a state competition the Waco ISD group finished third at last year.
It's not all classroom work for the middle schoolers. They also swim, play tennis and navigate ropes courses.
The Leadership Academy also takes learning trips to sites like Baylor University, the World Hunger Relief Farm and Waco's Mammoth Site National Park.
The program is free thanks to partners like Baylor, Academy Sports, WalMart, HEB, Douglass Nissan, World Hunger Relief and the Waco Tennis Association.