Eight summer classes sure to get teens out of bed

By Nicole Bonaccorso
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Pakistani writer Bushra Rehman will help lead the South-Asian Young Writers’ Collective this summer.

Summer TEC-LAB Camp
Young entrepreneurs, commence! If you have a desire to start your own business and improve your leadership skills, this is the place for you. Meet real-life business owners and participate in team-building exercises and games while developing skills needed to become a leader at home, in school, in the community and in business. $75. June 24-June 28 and July 22-July 26. 10am to 3pm. 215.895.4071. theenterprisecenter.com

Talk It Out: An Introduction to Comedy Storytelling
This class at the Free Library’s City Institute branch will help teach basic story structure to captivate an audience, whether you plan to deliver from the stage or in front of your friends in the cafeteria. Jaime Fountaine, writer, performer and host of the monthly comedy storytelling show Second Stories, will help you hone your inner comedian. Free. June 18-25. 3:30pm to 4:30pm. 215.685.6621. freelibrary.org

Teen Triple Threat: Musical Theater
This three-session class is designed for busy teens. Mix and match the seminars to suit your needs and interests, then perform in a final showcase after all three sessions are complete. $100-$250. June 29, July 6 and July 13. 10am to noon. 215.574.3550. walnutstreettheatre.org

Personal Development for Teen Girls
Evoluer House’s award-winning, eight-week workshop at Peirce College, free for qualifying participants, focuses on boosting self-esteem, positive decision-making, teaching financial literacy and making effective career choices. July 9-Aug. 29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 1pm. 215.592.8988. Apply by July 5 by emailing info@evoluerhouse.com.

Teen Fashion Week
Award-winning fashion designer and educator Danny Noble will teach a workshop focusing on fashion design, repurposing garments and exploring the creative process. Participate in a fashion show to present your designs. No experience required! $350-$365. Aug. 12-16, 9am to 3pm. 610.566.1713. communityartscenter.org

Rock to the Future
Rock to the Future offers free music lessons to underserved children and teens in Philadelphia. This summer’s programs include “Guitar Star,” which covers both acoustic and electric guitar, and “Rock-A-Delphia,” a week of learning how to play music, write songs and collaborate with other would-be rockers aged 9 to 17. $250. July 15-19, 8am to 5pm. rocktothefuturephilly.org

Perfect Your Cooking Techniques
The renowned professionals and chefs at Sur La Table’s King of Prussia store have two tasty five-day cooking camps on tap for epicurious teens aged 13 to 17 (there are separate ones for the younger set) titled “The Science of Cooking” and “Desserts and Treats Around the World,” both of which promise to result in great memories and equally memorable meals. Various dates and times throughout the summer. $250. July 8-12, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 12-16 and July 15-19, July 22-26, Aug. 19-23. 2pm to 4pm. Sur La Table, 690 W. DeKalb Pike, King Of Prussia. surlatable.com  

South-Asian Young Writers’ Collective
South-Asian American girls are invited to explore their heritage and exercise their writing skills this summer. This program, which takes place three days a week, will feature Pakistani writer Bushra Rehman, PW contributor Kishwer Vikaas, who is also co-founder of the South Asian news site The Aerogram, and other guests. The girls will take field trips and have a safe space to examine their culture—and themselves. Free. July 8-Aug. 21, 11am-2:30pm. Apply by June 21 by emailing sywc13@gmail.com.

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