Youth - Enrichment Classes
Our youth enrichment classes are a terrific way to allow your child to explore their special interests, develop their talents, and have fun! We offer a variety of classes including chess, martial arts, homeschooling as well as parent/child and preschool classes. Learn about our exciting opportunities below.
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Parent/Child Classes (Ages 1-4 years)
Professionally trained instructor, Fred, Ivens, joins us to share his passion and knowledge teaching the game of chess to our youth. Having studied with the United States Chess Federation, Mr. Ivens guides young people in learning the basic moves and strategies of chess, while motivating them to advance to a higher level of creative problem solving through lectures, written puzzles and friendly games. Tournaments are sometimes scheduled on weekends ? participation is optional.
Instructor is a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, blends traditional Shaolin Kempo Karate training and martial arts philosophy with modern self-defense and fitness in a disciplined and structured, yet very fun, atmosphere. Students develop greater self-confidence and ability to concentrate while building strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and improved cardiovascular conditioning. Students begin as white belts and progress through colored belt ranks as they achieve greater proficiency. Ask for details on uniform.
In our COOKING classes, students will be introduced to basic recipes, simple kitchen tasks, safety and hygiene standards, cleanliness, measurements, time management, manners, portion control -- and more!
Academic Enrichment w/Miss Lisa
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STEM Enrichment Class (Ages 3-5 years)
Literacy Enrichment Class (Ages 3-5 years)
Writing Excellence (Ages 8-10 years)
Scratch Level 1 (Ages 8-16)
Children will learn mathematical and computational ideas that are built into the Scratch experience. As students create programs in Scratch, they learn core computational concepts such as iteration and conditionals. They also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers. This project-design process combines many of the 21st century learning skills that will be critical to success in the future: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analyzing systematically, collaborating effectively, designing interactively, learning continuously.
Scratch Level 2 (Ages 8-16)
Scratch Level 2 expands the students ability to develop more complex games, and creative works. Some of the new items and concepts that will be covered include new coding blocks such as video-sensing blocks, applying perspective to add realism to Scratch projects, adding gravity to moving objects, new and exciting visual effects, and developing projects that use motion sensing.
Several of the projects we will be teaching in Scratch Level 2 include Space Invaders, Jumper, Fireworks Displays, and using a webcam to move objects in a Scratch game with your hands.
Prerequisite Scratch Level 1
South Amboy YMCA
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Whether you're just learning or want to become a better player. Learn and excel while playing against your peers. Kids learn the basic of Chess and different strategies.
Our most popular art class for young artists who want to learn about drawing, painting techniques and art history. Busy artists will create new masterpieces every week.
Art stations and Motor Skills! Children will enjoy finger painting, paper crafts, stamps, play dough. Getting creative with building blocks then refining their motor skills with age appropriate gym games and soft play.
Participants will learn the basics of how to play the guitar. Participants will need to supply their own guitars. Please come with proper instruments, no plastic guitars or toys.
Design, create, interact and invent. Become a brick building engineer with our fun and interactive course.