Education
NORTH VALLEY FAMILY YMCA

Afterschool Enrichment

We offer a wide range of Academic Enrichment classes for kids of all ages, which helps make the most of those after-school hours. Our quality instructors and a specialized curriculum give kids opportunities to extend their horizons, discover new skills and truly enjoy learning.

Below are just a few examples of our Academic Enrichment classes:

Computer lessons – Your child will learn practical computer programs, such as Microsoft Word and Excel in a fun environment. The class also includes time to practice, in order to develop confidence on the computer.

Creative writing – This enrichment class is perfect to encourage your child’s imagination, creativity and writing skills. There are a variety of exercises, including teacher-modeled writing, shared writing, and independent writing. Topics include journaling, poetry, journalism, story writing, character development, and more.

Science - Our hands-on science program is one of our most popular enrichment programs. Your child will engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch fun demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions, and discover the world around them through activities such as robotics, urban gardening, and coding.

Cartooning - Do your kids love to draw?  Would they enjoy learning drawing techniques? In this fun class, they’ll learn how to replicate some of their favorite cartoons, while developing their own animated characters.

After-school learning = After-school fun.

Turn your child’s academic challenges into a learning experience. Well-trained, responsible staff provide quality supervision for your kids at our afterschool enrichment programs.

Club Mid
Our afterschool program for middle school students provides a fun and safe environment for children grades 6-8.  Everyday our middle school students receive homework assistance, snack, teen clubs, and teen choice activities.

Club-Mid is located on the campus of Porter Middle School in Granada Hills. We provide afterschool transportation from Frost, Nobel, and Patrick Henry Middle School. We will also be opening up a location at Porter Ranch Community School in August 2012.

Our afterschool enrichment programs are available at Club Mid and all afterschool program sites.

Educational Enrichment
Skills that kids learn during their school day are reinforced through a variety of fun, hands-on classes in an effort to help children gain a better understanding of each concept. These classes were created in conjunction with the California State Standards for children.

Recreation Enrichment
With the decline of physical activity in schools, Recreation Enrichment is essential to giving children the opportunity to learn new sports and sports- elated skills while at the same time working on gross motor development, self-esteem and team building.

Fine Arts Enrichment
Fostering students’ abilities to develop problem solving skills, flexibility, creativity, cooperative approaches, persistence, and responsibility as well as oral and written language skills, our Fine Arts Enrichment classes nurture the artistic abilities of all children. Whether it be through visual or performing arts, we encourage children to participate in a variety of arts exploration in the hopes that they will find the best way to express themselves.