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Saturday Classes in the Bronx

Join our Saturday classes and enjoy art, music, and writing; explore computer technology and keep fit with basketball and swimming (in an Olympic-size pool!). Improve your math and English language arts (ELA) and prepare for high school and college admission with test prep courses. Children are grouped into classes based on age/grade.

REGISTERING A CHILD? Use the child's name as the account holder, NOT yours.
(If registering more than one child, use separate accounts.)

Academic Skills

English Language Arts (ELA)

Reading and writing skills are developed in a supportive environment with a focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary and critical thinking. Writing skills are strengthened as children respond in paragraphs and essays to both literary and nonfiction selections. A love for reading is fostered.
6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $125

Grades 1, 2 YPP 124
Grades 3, 4 YPP 158
Grades 5, 6 YPP 159
Grades 7, 8 YPP 161

Math Improvement

In a supportive environment, children focus on grade-appropriate computational skills and problem-solving. They gain confidence in their ability to work with mathematical concepts which result in the enjoyment of math.
6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $125

Grades 1, 2 YPP 124
Grades 3, 4 YPP 162
Grades 5, 6 YPP 163
Grades 7, 8 YPP 165

The Creative Writer Gr 3-6

Catch your ideas and run with them! Develop them into imaginative short stories, poems, letters, or newspaper articles under the guidance of an experienced teacher and member of the NYC Writing Project. Children enjoy this fun and creative process and develop essential writing skills that help them express their ideas, thoughts, and feelings for both schoolwork and personal projects.

YPP 231 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $110

Technology

Computer Animation Grades 4-7

PowerPoint, a “slideshow on a computer,” will be used in a creative and fun way to learn to move characters along a motion path. By controlling the timing of each slide, children will synchronize their presentations to music. In addition, they will transform WordArt into a spinning circle, and create a stencil and glowing neon letters. Please bring a new flash drive to the first session to save projects.

YPP 222 / 6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $105

Graphic & Web Design for Gr 4-7

Budding art, design, and photography students are introduced to creating and editing digital images. They learn to manipulate graphics and text into new realities using Adobe Photoshop. Students will create banners, special effects images, and 3-D logos.These skills provide an excellent foundation for more advanced study of digital design. Please bring a flash drive to the first session to save projects.

YPP 232 / 6 sessions / 7 hours / LEHC / $105

Computer Coding I for Kids Gr 5-8

Children enter the exciting world of computer technology as they learn the essentials of HTML coding. Using these skills they will create a simple, static website. Creativity, logic and problem solving skills are fostered in the fun world of computer programming. Please bring a flash drive to the first session to save projects.

YPP 229 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $125

Language

American Sign Language for Children Ages 8-13

American Sign Language (ASL) is a valuable language for children to learn. In a stimulating environment, they are introduced to the basic signs for the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, months of the year and others as well as Deaf culture. They put their knowledge to work by having an opportunity to meet and converse with an individual whose first language is ASL.  

YPP 106 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $125

Test Prep

SAT Preparation - (Math Only) Gr 11, 12

Students are engaged in extensive math practice and drills while in class and are taught strategies to use while taking the exam. Please bring textbook, The Official SAT Study Guide, 2020 edition, by The College Board to the first class.

YPP 192 / 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC / $125

SAT Preparation - (Verbal Only) Gr 11, 12

All verbal topics in the revised exam are covered: writing, including the essay and questions on grammar and usage; and critical reading. Test-taking strategies are included. Please bring the same textbook as YPP192 above.

YPP 193 / 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC / $125

Test Prep for NYC Specialized HS (Math Only) Gr 7, 8

This math skills course helps prepare students for the newly revised New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test for Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Technical High School and certain CUNY-based high schools. Math skills and test-taking strategies are covered. Please bring text: Kaplan’s NYC SHSAT Prep 2018-2019 to the first class.

YPP 190 /  5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC / $125

Test Prep for NYC Specialized HS (Verbal Only) Gr 7, 8

This verbal skills course helps prepare students for the revised New York City Specialized High School Admission Test for Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Technical High School and certain CUNY-based high schools. Verbal skills and test-taking strategies are covered. Please bring the same textbook as YPP 190 above.

YPP 191  / 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC / $125

Algebra 1 Regents Test Prep

Designed to help students prepare for the Algebra 1 Regents exam in June, this course provides a basic review of the subject matter and covers test- taking strategies. Please bring text, Barron’s Let’s Review: Algebra I (Gary Rubinstein) to the first class.

YPP 240 / 5 sessions / 7,5 hours / LEHC / $115

Creative Arts

Creative Drawing and Sketching

Budding artists will develop the techniques of drawing and sketching which provide the foundation for all art forms. Using pencil, charcoal, markers and pens, they will learn about perspective, line, shape, composition, texture and volume using still life settings and their own imagination. Please bring a 2-pocket folder to the fi rst class; all other material is provided

YPP 12 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Comic Book Making for Kids Ages 9-13

Is your child exciting about drawing? Children can let their imaginations soar as they create their own comic book characters, develop a storyline, make a cover illustration and put it all together in a comic book format to bring home with them at the end of the course.

YPP 13 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Guitar Playing I Ages 7-14

Guitar Playing 1 is designed for beginning-level guitar students or those who have never played before. It covers basic fingerboard techniques, open chord progressions, simple accompaniment styles and one-octave major scales. Different styles are introduced. A guitar, sized for the child, is needed for the first class.

YPP 120 / 6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $125

Guitar Playing II Ages 7-14

Designed for those children who began the enjoyment of learning the guitar in Guitar Playing I or a child who is not an absolute beginner, this course introduces more advanced accompaniment styles, fretboard techniques, major and minor scale applications. Note reading, barre chords and different style of songs are introduced.

YPP 121 / 6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $125

Piano I for Young People  Ages 7-10

Children learn to play the piano in a relaxed environment. Emphasis is placed on posture, finger gripping, rhythm and basic music theory. At the completion of the class, students will have the ability to play simple melodies.

YPP 125 6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $105

Piano I for Young People  Ages 10-15

Children learn to play the piano in a relaxed environment. Emphasis is placed on posture, finger gripping, rhythm and basic music theory. At the completion of the class, students will have the ability to play simple melodies.

YPP 126  6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $105

Little Actors  Ages 6-9

Children will develop creativity and self-confidence through improvisation, mime games, movement, creative expression and role-playing, and use their imagination.

YPP 27 / 5 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Acting Workshop Ages 9-15

This workshop helps in developing creative expression, communication skills and confidence through movement, voice and acting techniques. Improvisation and character development provide an early foundation in theater skills.

YPP 26 / 5 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Sports

Basketball for Kids

Taught by an assistant college basketball coach, boys and girls learn shooting, passing, strategies, scoring and teamwork with applied practice in game situations. Sneakers required.

Ages 8-11

YPA 40 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Ages 11-15

YPA 59 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Basketball for Kids Level II Ages 11-15

For tweens and teens who have taken Basketball for Kids or have basic experience with the fundamentals of the game, this course focuses on improving offensive and defensive skills. Sneakers required.

YPA 68 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC / $105

Yoga for Kids Ages 8-12

Children have fun while receiving the many body and mind benefits of yoga. Through yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques, they develop self-control, confidence, inner peace, flexibility and coordination in a noncompetitive environment. Loose fitting clothes are recommended; a yoga mat is required.

YPA 157  6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC / $105

Coordinator Contact:

Phyllis Rafti
Email: Phyllis.Rafti1@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8512

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