Children and Youth Programs

975 Tennessee Avenue North

Parsons, TN 38363


(731) 847-3880

(731) 847-3883



(731) 847-3866


Dr. Kelli Beth Deere, Director

UT Martin Reconnect

Children and Youth Programs

ACT Prep for High School Juniors and Seniors

Date: Saturdays, 8:00am-Noon

February 8- March 22

March 31- one-on-one meetings with the instructor

Instructor: Mary Woodall, Librarian,Lexington H.S.

Fee: $225 per person ($225 includes 2 textbooks, 2 Official ACT Tests, and Diagnostic Reports)

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Raise your ACT score with the most comprehensive, scientific and accountable method of preparing for high-stakes standardized tests. With the help of professional University of Tennessee instructors, learn how to complete test problems based on question frequency, difficulty, substantive knowledge, curriculum and alternative test-taking strategies. Students will also learn how to maximize their score in the allotted time. Begin the course by taking an official off-record ACT test (don’t forget to bring two “#2” pencils). Receive feedback on specific areas and let our instructors successfully guide you through the exam based on your data. At the end of the program, students take another official off-record ACT exam. Once you receive your post-test data, our instructors will meet one-on-one to provide a final study plan in preparation to the real exam. A calculator is not necessary, but if a student chooses to use one, it must be a calculator permitted by ACT. Check here to see if your calculator is approved:

Lego Camp

Dates: Summer 2014 dates TBA

Registration Fee: $140, includes Lego Camp t-shirt

Early Simple Machines 
Ages 5-7
Students build fun and simple models like a seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, raft, and many more. By playing with and manipulating the models, they experience pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels and axles, while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Students work in teams of two or three. 
Space is limited.

Simple and Powered Machines
Ages 8-12
Students will build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms. The activities enable students to work as young scientists, engineers, and designers and provides them with settings, tools and tasks that promote design technology, science and mathematics.

Advanced Simple and Powered Machines - Only offered at Martin & Jackson
Ages 8-12
Students who have mastered the basics of simple machines, structures and mechanisms are ready for Advanced Simple and Powered Machines. Using the Simple and Motorized Mechanisms kits, we've added four main activities, extension activities and problem-solving activities designed to give students a more in-depth understanding of simple machines, mechanisms, structures and mechanical advantage. Recommended for students who have completed Simple and Powered Machines Camp.

Young Writers Clubhouse

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

Location:UT Martin Parsons Center

Registration Fee:$35


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A writing experience for 3rd-8th graders.

Do you enjoy writing? WTWP offers exciting opportunities for you to sharpen your skills. Join us for a fun day of writing in a relaxed environment. Students should bring their own lunches and snacks.


Picture Your Words

Some say a picture is worth a thousand words. The question is, how many do you have to offer? Join us as we use pictures to inspire many forms of writing, such as poetry, songs, and stories. You will see how to . . . picture your words!

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