By Jamie Henneman/The Independent Staff
The Community Colleges of Spokane recently kicked off a series of evening and weekend classes in Colville and Chewelah covering everything from yoga to backyard chickens. The non-credit “ACT 2” classes are designed to bring together knowledgeable teachers in the community to provide educational and fitness opportunities for the entire community. A class schedule is available online at www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
The classes, which are partially funded through SCC’s state budget allocation, are a great way to bring the community together, said Director of ACT 2 and Career Transitions Jaclyn Jacot.
“ACT 2 classes are a great way to bring the community together, to participate in enriching classes and activities,” said Jacot. “Classes are affordable and fun, allowing folks to get out of the house and try something new. Having the community come to the Colville SCC center allows the center to highlight the certificate and degree options available within the community as well.”
Classes are starting at various dates in October. Classes in Chewelah and Colville include watercolor basics, healthy eating, yoga and various exercise classes, gardening, classes on Ebay usage and other computer classes.
Instructors are found in the community and talented or knowledgeable instructors are welcome to contact the program.
“ACT 2 is always looking for new instructors, especially in the Stevens County area. Most recruitment happens by word of mouth,” said Jacot. “However, due to our state support status, we cannot offer classes that are sports related or considered ‘hobbies.’ If someone has an interesting class idea that they would like to share with the ACT 2 program, he or she should contact the ACT 2 office at 509-279-6027.”