All area children in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to Austin College’s monthly ’Roo Bound event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The focus for March is "International Here," and participants will have an opportunity to meet with international organizations on campus like Los Amigos and the Asian Students Association. They will also be touring the Jordan Family Language house on campus, where Austin College students live and speak German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

All area children in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to Austin College’s monthly ’Roo Bound event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The focus for March is "International Here," and participants will have an opportunity to meet with international organizations on campus like Los Amigos and the Asian Students Association. They will also be touring the Jordan Family Language house on campus, where Austin College students live and speak German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.


Lunch is included free for students, and $6.50 for parents.


Advance registration is not required, but is appreciated. For more information or to reserve a spot for the program, contact the Austin College Service Station at 903-813-2333 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.


Students may be dropped off at 11 a.m. at Zauk Circle, off Grand Avenue, where they will be met by program leaders. Parents do not need to remain with the children, but may if they wish. Children will be escorted to Zauk Circle for pick up at 2 p.m.


In addition to a special learning opportunity for children, ’Roo Bound is designed to expose children to the idea of college in a safe, fun environment. The organizers are students in the Austin College Service Station, and programs involve many students across campus. ‘Roo Bound was developed to make college attendance (at any college, not just Austin College) seem accessible to children, particularly those who might be the first in their families to consider college.


’Roo Bound events are scheduled each month at Austin College. For details contact the Service Station staff at 903-813-2333.