AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Monday – Friday until 5:30 PM
The Brighter Choice After-School Enrichment Program gives scholars the opportunity to participate in an extended learning day that contributes to their academic achievement, social development, and tools to make healthy lifestyle choices. The focus will be on character education, social development, and recreation.
Ever wonder what it was like being a movie critic? Our scholars in the afterschool program are learning first hand! While participating in the move critics group, scholars are able to wind down after a day of learning with a grade appropriate movie showing. Don’t be fooled though, it’s not all entertainment and popcorn! Once our scholars view a film they reflect upon the movie with critical thinking and peer discussion. Finally they are able to express their own opinions about the film by writing a review. Discussion and reviews are tailored to each scholar’s learning abilities so they all can be successful in the group. Be on the lookout for published reviews written by our movie critics in the future!
Cute As π
Is an after school math special offered for grades K-5. it is school-based tutoring program that is aimed to reinforce the concepts of each grade level. Math is an important subject because it helps develop problem-solving, analytical, and reasoning skills. These skills also will assist in other core subjects. The goal is to improve student’s math skills and confidence in the subject. Through creative games and activities, students should be able to achieve this goal as well as enhance their peer social skills. This is all done in a safe learning environment.
Creative Minds will be working on new arts and crafts projects every week, with a “free day” for each grade once a month. This will allow scholars to be creative and explore their personal creativity. Projects will include seasonal, holiday, and character based themes. Scholars will not only create works of art, but will also learn about different cultures, animals, and traditions. Parents will be excited to see what your scholars create and have the opportunity to watch their imaginations come to life.
Team Builders allows students to build a stronger relationship with one another, as well as solve challenging problems as a team. Building these types of skills helps children learn how to enhance their communication skills while also limiting conflict with one another. Active team building strategies that are shown to students help them create a more of an energized classroom, even helping to take learning to a new level. Some activities such as seeing which group can build the tallest tower out of toothpicks and marshmallows helps students work together and understand the true meaning of being a team, which is a crucial element in a child’s education.
Little Feathers Yoga
As Frederick Douglass was once quoted, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Lauren Daniel, certified kids yoga instructor, decided to be part of building strong children and established Little Feathers Yoga + Meditation For Kids in the spring of 2019. “Little Feathers” take flight and learn to soar in this unique yoga + meditation series designed specifically for children. Your little Yogi will experience all the traditional benefits of yoga: meditation, breathing techniques, peace, and deep relaxation. Each session has an exciting combination of dance, music, games, partner poses, and storytelling! This class will encourage your child to build self-regulation skills and learned stress management to use on and off the mat. When children learn to connect their mind and body to help regulate their emotions, they become empowered to be mentally healthy adults. Little Feathers Yoga provides a loving space for kids to come together and share moments of peace that will last a lifetime.
Scholars will participate in Zumba which is an easy to follow, full body, interval dance workout inspired by Latin and other international rhythms. The class is designed to get your heart rate up, boost cardio endurance, and tone your muscles all while feeling like you are at a party. It is designed for all levels of ability and ages. All the movements can be modified.
Pound is a drumming inspired cardio jam session. Instead of scholars listening to music, scholars will become the music with this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.