Burlington's King Street Center relocated to temporary digs on South Winooski Avenue last month when demolition began on its King Street building. The nonprofit is making room for a brand-new, $4.7 million, 25,000-square-foot center, to be completed in 2015. Development director Susannah Kerest says the organization's 20-year-old building was riddled with leaks and other infrastructure problems. Lack of space was also an issue. "Kids and tutors were fighting for desks," she says. "That's just not good practice when you're trying to give kids a leg up academically." Kerest says the new building will provide more opportunities for community engagement. "We've had to say no to a lot of ideas. Now we won't have to."
TDI is a summer camp/academic program, with overnight and commuter options, for advanced and gifted students who are entering grades 4-9. The 2016 Institute will be held for two weeks: June 19-25 and June 26-July 2. Participants may be involved for one or both weeks. This year's classes, which vary…(more)