SKIES

The Child, Youth and School Services, School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills upcoming director Augustus (AJ) Brooks is ready to implement more programs for kids.

FORT LEE, Va. (June 23, 2016) -- SKIES Unlimited offers a variety of summer youth camps and many have sign-ups still available.

SKIES – which stands for School of Knowledge Inspiration, Exploration and Skills – is a Child, Youth and School Services outreach program that gives kids an opportunity to do activities normally not provided by youth sports.

All the classes offered this summer are new to SKIES. Some include: cooking, archery, dancing, JumpStarz (double dutch), mixed martial arts, mentorship, geocaching (modern day scavenger hunt), water skiing and camp clinic.

New here but not to SKIES program, Augustus “AJ” Brooks is the assistant director of Multi-program Child Development Center and will become SKIES director starting June 30.

He comes from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, where he served as a team coordinator and assistant to the school-age director since 2008.

“My future plans are to make sure SKIES operates as one cohesive unit,” he said. “Everyone needs to be on the same page, I want to implement my expertise and offer more programs for the kids. I realize they don’t have a lot of art programs here, so I want to implement that along with more sporting events, especially during the summer. One of my end goals is to have a cheer camp; maybe have the kids perform at a half-time show. I want the kids to feel more beneficial to have an incentive for attending the camps.”

To find out more about the summer schedule, contact Parent Central Services at (804) 765-3852 or visit leemwr.com.