For Tucson tweens and teens who are too old for summer camp, but not yet old enough or ready for a summer job, there are still a few, fun options for beating boredom this summer.
Use the This Is Tucson Tucson and Southern Arizona summer camp guide to search for in-person or virtual summer camps in by age, topic, location and cost.
These summer camps provide kids with plenty of opportunities for creative expression through visual arts, drama and crafting. They'll have the chance to make wearable masterpieces, star in a play, or get a taste of all mediums and styles of art.
The KIDCO after-school program, which provides childcare and activities for kids ages 5-11, will return to its locations in the Tucson Unified, Amphi and Sunnyside school districts this month. Read more
In several not-to-be-missed interactive sessions happening this weekend on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, kids can build along with a LEGO expert, see a live science experiment and make their own comics. Read more
TUSD will open schools for in-person learning after a year of schools being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Free meal distribution continues at districts throughout Tucson, Arizona. Check this list for times and locations for children to get free breakfast and lunch. Read more
Applications for the Community Wireless Program are open now through Dec. 24, 2020 and those who qualify will receive a free router and wireless service until the end of 2021. Read more
The annual Young Authors and Young Artists Contests hosted by the Tucson Festival of Books and local non-profit partners is open to all Southern Arizona students in pre-k through 12th grade. Read more
Tucson's second largest school district Sunnyside, serving about 15,000 students, returns to remote learning due to a rise in COVID-19 in Pima County. Read more
Tracking current COVID-19 cases in Tucson and Southern Arizona schools including TUSD, Marana, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Vail, Sahuarita, charter schools like Leman Academy and private schools. Read more
Tucson's largest school district, serving 42,500 students, delays their in-person start date from Nov. 12 to at least Jan. 4. Remote learning will continue as the TUSD governing board cites rising coronavirus cases. Read more
Spaces to Learn, a volunteer-run project, is asking for donated desks, keyboards, desk lamps, headphones and other equipment to help make learning from home a bit easier and more productive for families who couldn't otherwise afford to purchase these items. Read more
Make Way for Books is a Tucson nonprofit that helps under-served kids develop language and literacy skills. Virtual Story School teaches parents and preschool-age kids how to promote language development at home. Read more
Tucson parents struggle through remote learning and come up with innovative ways to make it work during coronavirus schooling. Read more
You can order online or by phone and will receive the reusable masks by mail within one to two weeks. Read more
In addition to providing help logging on to class meetings and keeping students on track with their assignments, support staff will also offer recreation and art activities to keep kids engaged when their work is done. Read more
These Tucson parents have created Facebook groups and social media resources to help other parents find help creating learning pods, pandemic pods, quaranteams and bubbles to help with remote learning.
The Sunnyside School District needs sponsors to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for all grade levels in Tucson for the fall school start of 2020. Read more
We're nearing the end of summer and going back to school during the coronavirus pandemic means more virtual learning. Tucson educators shared a few ways to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. Read more
Arizona organizations are getting creative in fall 2020 to give backpacks and school supplies to Tucson students and teachers by hosting drive-thru events or distributing gift cards. Read more