Education News

Venturing Crew 21
Venturing Crew 21 hosts an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the north-east side of Donnelly Park. Venturing Crew 21 is a group that gives youth in the KMC positive experiences to help them mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. The group manages this by taking part in exciting and meaningful activities, such as camping inside local castles, horseback riding, snowboarding in the winter and visiting European museums and historic sights. Venturing Crew 21 meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first three Thursdays in the month at the Ramstein Youth Center. For more information, contact Dave Sears at

Sesame Street experience
The Sesame Street/United Service Organizations experience will take place at 1:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in Hangar 1, Bldg. 2210.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. The event is free for military members and their families. For tour information, visit and

Tickets can be picked up at the Ramstein and Vogelweh child development centers, community centers, youth centers, and at the Kapaun, Ramstein and Vogelweh School Age Services.

SKIESUnlimited offers tutoring for children entering kindergarten through 12th grade from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the school year or by appointment.
For more information, call central enrollment at 493-4516/4122 or 0631-3406-4516/4122.

GEM program available
University of Maryland University College Europe announces it is a full participant in the Air Force General Education Mobile program and is offering guaranteed GEM blocks of instruction every session – on-site or online – to ensure Airmen can earn their Community College of the Air Force degree at any time. The program enables Airmen to sign up for their general education requirements in a single block of
courses from the same university, providing greater educational continuity and faster completion of a degree.
For more information about the program, call a local UMUC Europe field representative at 314-370-6762 or (0)6221-3780, or visit

Dental assisting program
The Ramstein Dental Clinic starts the next American Red Cross Dental Assisting Volunteer Program Nov. 2. The program is seven months, full time. This program is open to dependant ID card holders with a high school diploma or equivalent. There will be a mass briefing at 3 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Ramstein Dental Clinic waiting area. Information, applications and interview slots will be given out.
For more information, contact Sherry Rivera at

Teacher certification testing
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s education centers host PRAXIS I and II Teacher Certification Testing at 8 a.m. Nov. 18 at the education center, Bldg. 285 and 286 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Registration is required and must be done by noon Sept. 30. To register, call the test examiner Krystle King at 493-2593 or 0631-3406 or e-mail