∞ Apple details youth programs available for kids

Apple updated its Web site this week with plans for youth programs the company will put on for kids. Apple has three categories of programs: For Families; For Teachers; and For Kids.

In the family category, Apple offers a variety of workshops to teach kids how to write a song in GarageBand or build a photo album in iPhoto. In fact, these workshops show kids how to improve their skills using all of the iLife and iWork applications. The Youth Workshops are held at Apple retail stores worldwide.

For teachers and schools, Apple offers the opportunity for field trips to an Apple store. This looks pretty cool for kids. You can create a project at the store or “they can bring in a project they’ve already created and turn our store into a theater, sharing their achievements with parents, teachers, and friends,” according to Apple.

Apple also has what it calls “Apple Camp.” Recommended for ages 8 to 12, the Apple Camps teach kids how to use the iLife and iWork suite of apps. After they make their projects, the kids will be able to take their projects home on a DVD. Registration begins in May.