Winter 2019 Enrichment Registration Now Open

Register by January 18, 2019!

For full details, please visit the registration link. Email Krystle Strange at kstrange@youth-guidance.org with any questions.

 

CHESS CLUB

Who: 2nd– 8th Grade

When: January 24th – March 21st Thursdays from 3:45pm-4:45pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court) Room 229

Number of Classes: 9 classes

Price: $175

Description: Vendor Website

This very popular club is for beginners and experts, second Grade through eighth Grade. Beginners learn the fundamentals of the game. Experienced players learn essential strategies and tactics necessary for successful, winning chess. Our instructor, Grand Master Vladimir Georgiev, has years of experience teaching scholastic chess to beginners, intermediates, and experts. He has coached a Woman World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova, and currently coaches a number of students who qualify for the Youth World Chess Championship. He uses an entertaining and challenging question and answer format to encourage children to participate and form their own ideas.

For full information and to register:

Chess Information


CODING AND GAME DESIGN AT MAIN

Who: 2nd-6th Grade

When: January 22nd -March 19th on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court) Room 213

Number of Classes: 9 classes

Price: $265

Description: Vendor Website

Computer literacy has become a vital part of the modern world. Our kids will begin to learn web designing and programming concepts to create animated stories and computer games. Each of these will allow students to exercise problem-solving skills, while also transforming them from a consumer of technology to a creator of technology! Learn to code using Tynker’s own visual programming language, featuring visual drag-n-drop logic blocks that eliminate the need to understand programming syntax. Young learners learn to program their own games and apps using extensive media gallery and physics engine.

For full information and to register:

Coding and Game Design


 

HANDS ON SCIENCE

Who: K-1st Grade

When:  January 25th -March 22nd on Fridays from 3:15pm-4:15pm

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street) Room 102

Number of Classes: 8 classes (no class 2/1)

Price: $200

Description: Vendor Website

Students will explore the physical world through inquiry and experimental design with this hands on science course. Science isn’t inaccessible or irrelevant to kids’ lives – instead, we teach science as a way of thinking and uncovering new discoveries. By teaching the nature of science, we prepare kids for further explorations in biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy and beyond. Students get to take home their projects after every class.

For full information and to register:

Hands on Science


 

Instituto Cervantes (Spanish)

Who: K-1st & 2nd-6th Grade

When: K-1st –  January 23rd-March 20th on Wednesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm

2nd-6th –  January 23rd-March 20th on Wednesdays from 3:45pm-4:45pm

Where: K-1st –  Branch Building (1915 S. Federal) Room 102

2nd-6th –  Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Ct.) Room 217

Number of Classes: K-1st – 9 classes,  2nd-6th – 9 classes

Price: $175

Description: Vendor Website

The Instituto Cervantes teaches Spanish to enable students to communicate at all levels and in different situations throughout the Spanish speaking world. Our teaching methodology is based on the latest research on teaching/learning foreign languages. With a hands-on approach, students are able to use the language in meaningful contexts from the early stages.

For full information and to register:

Spanish at Branch

Spanish at Main


 

JOFFREY BALLET – LEVINE BRIDGE PROGRAM

Who: K-1st Grade

When: January 22nd – March 21th on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:05pm-4:05pm

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street) Gym

Number of Classes: 9 (Tuesdays); 9 (Thursdays)

Price: $185

Description: Vendor Website

The Beth Levine Bridge Program is aligned with The Chicago Guide for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of classical ballet. This program provides kindergarten through first Grade students with a highly structured dance experience where they also develop life skills, creativity and physical awareness. One of the main goals of the program is to identify and train the next generation of dancers at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet.

For full information and to register:

Joffrey Ballet


 

KNUCKLEBALL IMPROV COMEDY

Who: K-1st & 2nd-8th Grade

When:  K-1st –  January 25th-March 22nd on Fridays from 3:25pm-4:25pm

2nd-8th –  January 25th-March 22nd on Fridays from 4:45pm-5:45pm

Where: K-1st –  Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street) Gym

2nd-8th  – Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court) Little Theater

Number of Classes: 8 classes (no class 2/1)

Price: $160

Description: Vendor Website

With direction and coaching from an experienced comedian, kids learn the basics of improvisation and performance through fun mind games and interactive play.  Along the way, kids will gain valuable communication and teamworking skills as they learn to listen and think creatively.  At the end of the session, kids will also produce and star in their very own improv comedy show which is sure to receive lots of laughs from both the audience and participants!

Sign up now and let’s build confidence and new friendships while we laugh together.

For full information and to register:

Knuckleball at Branch

Knuckleball at Main


 

LEGO ROBOTICS

Who: 2nd-4th Grade

When: January 22nd – March 19th on Tuesdays from 4:40pm-5:40pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court) Room 213

Number of Classes: 9 classes

Price: $265

Description: Vendor Website

Students learn to build Lego models featuring working motors, sensors and code their models using robotics software. This would allow them an opportunity to explore a series of cross-curricular activities while also developing their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

For full information and to register:

Lego Robotics


 

STICKY FINGERS COOKING

Who: K-1st & 2nd-8th

When:  K-1st – January 25th -March 22nd on Fridays from 3:05pm-4:05pm

2nd-8th – January 25th-March 22nd on Fridays from 4:45pm-5:45pm

Where: K-1st – Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street) 104

2nd-8th – Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court) 107

Number of Classes: 8 classes (no class 2/1)

Price: $180

Description: Vendor Website

When’s the last time you had Ethiopian food? Or yummy Thai, Colombian, Indian or Greek food? Guess what? Your young chef can have a blast every week discovering how easy and fun it is to cook (and gobble-up!) tasty, healthy, American classic and globally-inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes! Every child – even the pickiest eaters – learns how to prepare and enjoy healthy, fresh food with Sticky Fingers Cooking. Through our enrichment classes, Sticky Fingers Cooking has encouraged thousands of young chefs to explore exciting new tastes and learn kid-safe culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!).

For full information and to register:

Sticky Fingers Cooking at Branch

Sticky Fingers Cooking at Main


 

WE GOT GAME

Who: K-1st & 2nd-8th

When:  K-1st – January 28th -March 25th on Mondays from 4:45pm-5:45pm

2nd-8th – January 28th-March 25th on Mondays from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: K-1st – Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street) Gym

2nd-8th – Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court) Gym

Number of Classes: 7 classes (no class 1/21, 2/18)

Price: $175

Description: Vendor Website

This class will feature a different sport every four weeks, featuring lacrosse, dodgeball, and soccer. Players will have the opportunity to try new sports and learn new skills through drills, skill-based games, and scrimmages. Coaches will stress the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship to students.

For full information and to register:

We Got Game at Branch

We Got Game at Main


 

YOUNG REMBRANDTS

Who: K-1st & 2nd-8th Grade

When:  K-1st – January 28th-March 25th on Mondays from 3:15pm-4:15pm

2nd-8th – January 23rd-March 20th on Wednesdays from 3:45pm-4:45pm

Where: K-1st – Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street) Room 102

2nd-8th – Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court) Room 130

Number of Classes: K-1st – 7 classes (no class 1/21, 2/18), 2nd-8th – 9 classes

Price: K-1st – $160, 2nd-8th – $190

Description: Vendor Website

Young Rembrandts was created to be fun. Young Rembrandts drawing classes offer child-friendly and relevant subject matter to spark interest and increase knowledge retention, never losing sight that children learn best when they are engaged and entertained. Our drawing programs are based on an acclaimed, step-by-step drawing method that works hand-in-hand with original art curriculum developed by a team of educators and artists. Our multisensory approach to learning meets every child at their level. Weekly sessions are designed so a child can be enrolled from preschool to sixth grade and never repeat a lesson. This allows students to continually build skills and develop their personal style and creativity.

For full information and to register:

Young Rembrandts at Branch

Young Rembrandts at Main


 

YUREKA YOGA

Who: K-1st & 2nd-8th Grade

When:  K-1st – January 23rd-March 20th on Wednesdays from 3:45pm-4:45pm

2nd-8th – January 22nd-March 19th on Tuesdays from 3:45pm-4:45pm

Where: K-1st – Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street) Gym

2nd-8th – Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court) Room 130

Number of Classes: K-1st – 9 classes, 2nd-8th – 9 classes

Price: $150

Description: Vendor Website

Children will be engaged in a creative, fun, and safe yoga practice where all systems of the body including nervous, endocrine, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, muscular/skeletal are toned and strengthened.  All students will learn the classic Hatha Poses, partner poses, yoga games, breath awareness, relaxation, and meditation practices that will improve their mental, physical, and emotional health. The 5-7 year olds will learn yoga through a playful class that will be inspired by animals, nature, and stories. The 8-13 year olds will learn practices that facilitate development and awareness that will help manage their youthful energy, build self-confidence, and improve coordination.

Founder, Maria Macnab, has been practicing Yoga since 2004 and teaching Yoga to children for 3 years within the South Loop School & neighborhood.  Maria is the Director of Early Childhood Programs at South Loop School Elementary.  She is a certified Yoga teacher for Adults & Children, holding a 200-hour adult Yoga certification from Tejas Yoga Studio, a 95 hour Children’s Specialty Certification & 50-hour Therapeutic Certification from Global Family Yoga.  Maria holds her Master’s Degree and type 04 teaching certification in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute.  Maria combines her knowledge of child development and the science of Yoga to create inclusive classes for all children.

Let’s unite to keep children healthy, happy, and stress free!

For full information and to register:

Yoga at Branch

Yoga at Main

 

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