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 in a clean and safe environment! We offer a variety of classes including chess, robotics and art, Learn about our exciting opportunities below.
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Academic Enrichment w/Miss Lisa
Art classes help youth to build confidence and learn to express themselves! Our mixed-media classes will allow children to work with different mediums such as paint, clay, chalk, mosaics and more. Materials will vary week by week, based on various projects and themes.
Virtual Chess (Ages 5-12 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.
Together we will build, create and learn mathematical /engineering based ideas about the core concepts in robotics. Our project-design process utilizes the 21st century learning skills that will be critical to success in the future, through the use of motors, sensors, the EV3 programmable brick, 550+ LEGO Technic elements and a remote control.
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Arts and Crafts (Ages 5-12 years)
Explore your creativity and create some art! This enrichment will allow students to try different mediums in art, such as painting, drawing, and other forms of expression! Students can pick up materials prior to class at the Edison YMCA.
Master Moves to Checkmate Chess (Ages 6-12 years)
This is a beginner chess class. All students will be able to practice and learn strategies.
Private Guitar (Ages 7-14)
Participants will learn the basics of how to play the guitar. The different parts of the guitar, how to hold, strum, and form notes. Focus is on rhythm, chord progression, and performance. These topics are taught at a pace that works best for your child.
Participants will need to supply their own guitars. Please come with proper instruments, no plastic guitars or toys. Please contact for a list of appropriate guitar brands.
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Strategy & Trading Card Games (Ages 10-16)
Scratch Video Game Coding (Ages 5-16)
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.
Level 1 (Ages 5-8): 9:00AM-9:45AM
Level 2 (Ages 8-16): 10:00AM-10:45AM
South Amboy YMCA
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Enrichment classes coming soon...
Please check back soon to see our youth enrichment programs!