Student Center
Student Center

How a bill becomes a law
A resource from the Library of Congress that explains the steps involved in passing a bill into law.

Congressional Internships
My office is always accepting resumes from college students interested in interning for academic credit. Learn more about Internships by clicking here.

Service Academy Nominations
To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated from an authorized person including a Member of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives. Learn more about this program by clicking here.

Congressional Page Program
Congressional pages are high school students who live, work, and attend school in Washington for several months. They play an important role in the life and work of Congress, calling members to votes, acting as couriers, and performing other duties. Learn more about the Page Program by clicking here.

Hispanic Caucus Institute Programs
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the premier Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501 leadership development organization in the country. Learn more about the programs they offer by clicking here.

High School Art Competition
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn more about this competition by clicking here.

Helpful Resources for Students
Many federal websites host special areas for younger children as well as students through grade 12. Links to these websites can be found by clicking here.

Just For Kids - Fun and Educational Links

Do You Know What Happened on This Date in History?
The Library of Congress has records of many important events in history.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site.

Kid's in the House: The Official Kid's Page of the U.S. House of Representatives
Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world of government like you never have before.
Visit the White House's official page for kids and learn about president, his responsibilities and the history of the office.

Kid's News
Read news just for kids at the Washington Post Kid's Post Page.

First Gov for Kids
The federal government's portal for fun, educational and safe sites for kids.

CIA's Homepage for Kids
Learn what it takes to be a spy, read about the history of the CIA and try on spy disguises.

National Zoo
Meet the animals that live at our national zoo.

The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.

NASA Just for Kids
Learn about our missions to space, new technologies and the history of our space program.

National Children's Museum
Take a tour of the National Children's Museum.

EPA's Explorers' Club
Learn about the environment and what you can do to protect it.

Smithsonian Kids' Castle
The Smithsonian's official site for kids includes games and learning material about the things that kids are interested in.

More Educational Resources

Constitution Center
Teachers and students find resources to learn about our Constitution.

Scholastic Books Hispanic Heritage Month Activities
Ideas and lesson plans for Hispanic Heritage Month.

National Chemistry Week
National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.

The Chemistry Circus
The Chemistry Circus (Communicating Chemistry Creatively) consists of a sequence of vignettes exploring many fundamental concepts of chemical science. The Student Member chapter of the American Chemical Society at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) presents performances of the Circus throughout the school year to K-12 audiences – and adults – emphasizing Texas science standards (Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge, TEKS).

H1N1 School Toolkit
The purpose of “Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Schools” is to provide basic information and communication resources to help school administrators implement recommendations from CDC’s Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators for School (K-12) Responses to Influenza during the 2009-2010 School Year.

Common Sense Media
A useful resource to protect yourself on the Internet.

Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop Develops Family Friendly Resources on Emergency Preparedness

American Chemistry Society Scholars Program
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.

Smithsonian Across America Website
Retrieve a schedule of upcoming events and traveling exhibitions as well as a list of all Smithsonian Affiliate museums in their state.

Smithsonian Education Website
A gateway to online educational materials available from all Smithsonian museums, research centers, and outreach offices.

National Lab Day
National Lab Day is more than just a day. It's a nationwide initiative to build local communities of support that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators.

HSF’s Outreach Programs
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education, has several outreach programs and publications that provide the community with direct access to information and tools necessary to navigate the college application and financial aid processes, as well as to support students currently enrolled in college.

Resources Available to High School Students, Families & College Students
To help families understand college requirements and work together to achieve graduation, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides materials in both English and Spanish.

Texas Teacher of the Year
Texas Teacher of the Year is the highest honor that the state of Texas can bestow upon a teacher. Facilitated by the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Teacher of the Year Program annually recognizes and rewards teachers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching.

Summer Activities for El Paso Youth

YMCA of El Paso
The YMCA and YWCA branches regularly have summer camps in the summer. Contact your local branch for times and dates. The camps are suited for children, ages 5 and above, but younger children often participate with the help of their parents. Below address and number are for El Paso’s main YMCA and YWCA offices.

YWCA Paso del Norte
The YMCA and YWCA branches regularly have summer camps in the summer. Contact your local branch for times and dates. The camps are suited for children, ages 5 and above, but younger children often participate with the help of their parents. Below address and number are for El Paso’s main YMCA and YWCA offices.

Boxing and Open Gym Schedules

El Paso Museum of Archeology
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology will have four-day archaeology camps from 9 a.m. to noon on the following weeks: June 22-25 and July 27-30 for ages 6-8, and July 13-16 and Aug. 10-13 for ages 9-12. Cost: $70 for non-museum members, and $55 for museum members.

UTEP Community Youth Enrichment Programs
The University of Texas at El Paso Professional and Continuing Education department has a variety of sports camps and other camps. Parents are encouraged to register their children early. Camps include Golddigger dance camp, soccer and swim, cooking, photography and dance.

El Paso Kids-n-Co. Theatre camp
El Paso Kids-N-Co. always has two-week theater camps for younger children as well as teens in the summer. The camps teach the basics of theater including building a set, making costumes and rehearsing a full-length play.

El Paso Museum of Art
The El Paso Museum of Art will have a summer long schedule of art camps.

El Paso Zoological Society
Campers will explore the world of "Lions and Meerkats" featuring the secret lives of our African Lions and the playful gang of Meerkats. They will learn about habitat, diet, predators and the intelligence of these magnificent animals. Zoo campers will also have the opportunity to visit behind the scenes, converse with zoo keepers, participate in animal presentations, work on crafts, play games, enjoy healthy snacks and receive an official zoo camp T-shirt.

Insights El Paso Science Center/Museum

UTEP Athletics Summer camp

UTEP ExciTES Engineering Summer camp
For one action-packed week, you will be introduced to a variety of engineering fields including electrical, materials, civil, and mechanical engineering through problem-based/design-oriented projects. You will conduct experiments in UTEP Engineering laboratories working side-by-side with UTEP engineering faculty and students.

UTEP Center for Environmental Resources Management Summer camps

UTEP Kidz on Campus Summer Program
P3 Kidz on Campus is an enrichment education for kids entering grades 1-12. You will find a variety of classes that will interest and engage your child to include an eight week half & full day program that offers supervised lunch and extended care options.

El Paso Parks and Recreation

EPCC Children’s College
The Children’s College is designed to offer a wide spectrum of courses to encourage students to develop and apply critical and creative thinking skills to areas of study in which they have an interest. The objective of this program is to give children the opportunity to take classes in a college environment and to increase their awareness of the importance of a College Education.

Boys and Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso is a community-based organization that provides young people with fun, safe and constructive environment when they are not at home or school. Clubs offer programs and services designed to build character and strengthen life skills.

Creative Kids
Creative Kids holds summer camps that include all materials and snacks. Classes include painting, drawing and ceramics and watermedia.

Mad Science
Mad Science will have a variety of summer camps in June and July in a variety of topics including CSI Super Sleuth, Earth and Animal Kingdom, NASA, and Red-Hot Robots. Costs: $75 on up.

Downtown (Main) El Paso Public Libraries
At the Main Library you will find a wide variety of services from reference and information to genealogy. The Main Library houses the internationally recognized Southwest collection, as well as other special collections. Internet computers, meeting rooms, and assistive technology are also available.

Language Plus
Language Plus will have weekly language camps from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., starting June 15. Camps are in English as a Second Language, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese and Korean. Cost: $85 per week, plus $10 registration fee.

At The Clayground
At The Clayground, a “paint your own pottery” studio, offers fun and creative activities for kids and adults. No previous experience is needed. Prices are generally all inclusive. One price includes the ceramic piece of your choice, use of paints, brushes, and all other tools, glazing and firing.

B Gourmet Inc.
El Paso's B Gourmet Essence of Cooking is a family-owned gourmet sauce and spice company with headquarters in El Paso, which has expanded to offer fun cooking classes for children.

El Paso Zoo
The El Paso Zoo offers camps and special sessions for children to learn about the habitat, diet and intelligence of reptiles and will have the opportunity to visit behind the scenes, work on crafts, games, participate in live animal encounters and much more.

El Paso Public Libraries
Locations of all El Paso Libraries.

EL Paso Library Kids Zone

Aquatics Summer Swimming Schedule

El Paso Park Locations
Parks in El Paso!

Youth Sports Ages 4-7

Club Rec Summer Camp
Club Rec Summer Camp develops the mind, body and spirit of children 6 to 12 years of age in El Paso. The weekly fee is $40 per child per week, and the Teen Mentoring Program for youth ages 13-16 is $20 per child per week. There are scholarships available for families that meet HUD (low income) guidelines.