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Sign-ups for the second session of the Tech Kids Club after-school program are set for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 25, in Tennessee Tech University’s Memorial Gym.

The six-week program, started earlier this year by the university’s health and physical education department to help children learn to enjoy being more active, recently completed its first session.

Children in grades kindergarten through fourth can sign up for the program’s second session at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, and children in grades fifth through eighth can sign up at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Two-hour sessions from 3:30 to 5:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays following sign-ups will provide a continually evolving variety of developmentally appropriate activities for participants in the younger age category, while such sessions on Tuesday and Thursday will focus on activities for children in the older age category.

Students majoring in health and physical education at TTU lead the activities, which may include swimming, dance, golf, soccer, tennis, team handball, exercise on virtual game equipment and other games and sports.

The program was started after a recent study found nearly 20 percent of all Putnam County students to be at risk for obesity, high blood pressure and other conditions related to inactivity.

The cost of the six-week program is $60 per child, and payment must be made in full at the time of registration. Discounts are given for enrolling multiple family members.

For more information about the Tech Kids Club, call Steve Smith at 931/372-3811.