School Age

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

YMCA Safe ‘N Sound

For over 30 years, the YMCA Safe ‘n Sound Program has provided youthcentered enrichment programs designed to meet the developmental needs of school age children with an emphasis on experiential learning, social and emotional development and the promotion of healthy living. As a leader in youth development, we understand the importance of providing our participants with a balance of academically rich activities as well as an enhanced focus on overall physical well-being. Our program designs experiences that help your child learn, grow and thrive. Our staff are caring, trained leaders that are role models who implement activities that promote cooperation and character development. Parents can be productive at work knowing their children are in a safe and stimulating after school environment. Safe ‘n Sound offers before and after school programs in your child’s school throughout District 129, 203 and 204 in Naperville and Aurora. For more information please contact us at 630.585.2207 or visit our website at ysafensound.org.

YOUTH ENRICHMENT & THE ARTS

Chess Class (ages 5-8)

Teaches critical thinking skills, how to plan ahead and think before acting. Children also learn to see patterns and solve problems. Studies show that kids who play chess have more advanced reading and math skills. Click here to register

Advanced Chess (ages 5-8)

Once your child has mastered Checkmate, they can move to this advanced class where they will develop strategical thinking and develop strategies for the game. Click here to register

Painting (ages 6-12)

This class will introduce simple techniques of acrylic painting through fun projects. The projects will include basic color theory and the instructor will show step-by-step techniques and demonstrations. Click here to register

Drawing & DIY (ages 6-12)

Students will be introduced to a creative elementary art program and create their own masterpieces exploring different mediums. Click here to register

Basic Spanish (at Fry, ages 6-12)

For beginners and starting with the basics or for reviewing. Themes, worksheets, games and stories will be part of this class.

BABYSITTING TRAINING

(at Fry, ages 11+)

The American Red Cross course teaches the essentials of babysitting, including basic first aid skills. Participants will receive the American Red Cross book and earn a certificate of completion. Students must be age 11 by the start of the class. Students should bring a pen, paper, snack, and doll with movable arms and legs. Contact Zoe Lillig at zlillig@ ymcachicago.org or 630.904.9595

 

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