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Free ACT prep boot camp offered to Native Americans

The Cherokee Nation Foundation will offer a free ACT Boot Camp to Native American students from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the library at Fort Gibson High School.

ACT Boot Camp will be led by Mastery-Prep, an organization dedicated to building students’ confidence on test day by providing essential test-taking strategies and skills. Instructors will guide students through content strategies for all four subjects on the ACT and administer mini-tests to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses.

The course is offered to Native American students in 10th through 12th grades, with preference given to Cherokee Nation students.

The deadline to register is Nov. 29. Students interested in the course may call the foundation at 918-207-0950 or apply online at www.cherokeenationfoundation.org.

EDMOND

Free car seat check-ups offered

A free community car seat checkup event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon SaturdayNov. 2 at AAA Edmond, 1701 S Broadway. Appointments are not required.

Safe Kids Oklahoma led by The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital is collaborating with AAA in Edmond to offer the service.

Parents, grandparents and caregivers are urged to attend. The child using the seat and the car seat in use must be present. Inspection and instruction by nationally certified technicians takes about 30 minutes. Participants will learn how to properly install car seats and check those already installed.

“Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent,” said Kim Gray, director of Safe Kids Oklahoma. “We want all parents to make sure their car seats are used and installed correctly. A recent study shows that 85 percent of crashes occurred 20 minutes or less from home.”

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