Free art, sewing sessions planned at BETA
Local artists will offer free lessons to teenage students from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the BETA (Brown County Enrichment for Teens) Center, 175 S. Jefferson St. They are open to junior high and high school students in public school or home school.
April 2 — Artist M.K. Watkins will lead a painting session.
April 9 — BETA will visit Hope for Hearts Horse Farm by school bus, leaving at 4 p.m. and returning by 6 p.m. Seamstress Donna Shields will teach basic sewing skills. Nathan Dillon will teach guitar and band sessions from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
BETA sessions are free and open to any teen.
CPR, first aid, AED course offered in town
A certification course to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid and automated external defibrillator use will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Career Resource Center of Brown County, 246 E. Main St. The American Heart Association will teach.
Training costs $60 per person.
For more information or to sign up, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.
CRC offers accounting for small businesses
A beginning QuickBooks class will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 23 to 25, at the Career Resource Center of Brown County. The accounting program for small business is offered once or twice a year at the CRC. Call 812-988-5880 for more information or to register.
Free SCORE workshop offered in April
The Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer the workshop, “Things to Consider Before Starting a Business” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Career Resource Center of Brown County. The CRC, at 246 E. Main St., also offers individual small-business counseling sessions through SCORE.
Enrollment open for 21st Century Scholars
Applications for the 21st Century Scholar program are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. The program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school, dependent upon financial need. In middle school and high school, scholars are connected to programs and resources the help them stay on track for college and career success.
Applications must be received by June 30 of the student’s eighth-grade year. Scholars pledge to graduate with a Core 40 diploma and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5. They also pledge to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol and illegal activities.
For more information on requirements for the program, visit scholars.in.gov
Small-business counseling offered for free
The Career Resource Center of Brown County, 246 E. Main St., offers individual small-business counseling sessions through the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
There is no charge for the sessions, which meet in the morning on the first Thursday of every month. An appointment is required.
For more information or to register, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.
Get discounts for multiple class enrollments
The Career Resource Center of Brown County, 246 E. Main St., offers discounts for multiple enrollments or for friends who enroll in classes at the same time. The discount does not apply to Ivy Tech classes.
For more information, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.
Students can get free tutoring at BETA, schools
BETA (Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association Inc.) is providing free tutoring.
Tutoring for junior high students is offered from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays by math teacher Kaitlyn Christie and science teacher Erich Nolan in their classrooms at the junior high.
BETA also is partnering with the National Honor Society to provide tutoring at Brown County High School from 7:40 to 8:15 a.m. before school, between 10:47 and 11:14 a.m. during advisory time, and from 3 to 3:30 p.m. after school in Eric Fohl’s classroom.
From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays during BETA, free tutoring is available at the BETA center, 175 S. Jefferson St., with retired Brown County teacher Brenda Krieger.
National Honor Society students also are doing outreach to Brown County Intermediate School. With questions, call teacher Fohl at 812-988-6606.
Home-schooled students of junior high and high school age are welcome at any tutoring sessions.
Tutoring is sponsored this school year by the Seaug Han Foundation, Shari Frank and Gene Elias.
For more information, contact Clara Stanley at BETA at 312-310-3617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statehouse accepting page applications
INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) encourages students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session. The session concludes by April 30.
Students ages 13 to 18 can spend a day at the Statehouse helping staff and local legislators, touring government offices, and learning about the legislative process.
May said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can participate together.
For more information or to sign up, visit indianahouserepublicans.com/page-program or call 800-382-9841.
Sign up for free CNA training by May 10
A free certified nursing assistant program is available at the Career Resource Center of Brown County. Register by Friday, May 10 at the CRC, 246 E. Main St.
Beginning July 16, students will take coursework two days a week for three weeks at the CRC. Six weeks of clinical work, two days a week, will be conducted off campus.
Call the CRC at 812-988-5880 for more information or to register.
CRC adds evening hours for high school completion
Individuals can earn a high school diploma by spending six hours per week at the Career Resource Center of Brown County. Classes focused on the high school equivalency assessment exam — formerly called GED classes — are taught year-round from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the CRC, 246 E. Main St. There is no charge for the classes.
Students who cannot attend then can arrange instruction by appointment or by distance learning.
Those enrolled in adult education may be eligible for free job training through WorkOne.
For more information, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.
BETA brings snacks, drinks to high school
Brown County Enrichment for Teens Association (BETA) offers free snacks and drinks during BETA Mobile Days from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in the commons area at the high school.
Local volunteers or organizations are welcome to join the effort. Individuals must complete a background check; call the high school office at 812-988-6606 for information about the process.
With questions, contact Clara Stanley at 312-310-3617 or email@example.com.
Ivy Tech courses available at CRC in Nashville
The Career Resource Center of Brown County, 246 E. Main St., will offer Ivy Tech courses live by webcam and microphone.
Call the CRC at 812-988-5880 for more information.