This will be an opportunity for parents to come in and ask questions, tour the facility, and learn more about Green Street and the Discovery AfterSchool and Wesleyan Bound programs.
Discovery AfterSchool (Grades 1-5)Every year, the Discovery AfterSchool Program at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center offers a range of classes in the arts, sciences, and math for children in Grades 1- 5. http://www.wesleyan.edu/greenstreet/youth/afterschoolclasses.html
Our AfterSchool team is made up of our core education staff, professional instructors, and Wesleyan University Students who serve as instructors, teaching assistants, and homework tutors. We pride ourselves in being able to offer such a diverse group of role models with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise to the children in the program.
The Program is flexible for busy schedules. Children can be sent for five days a week or for one specific class of interest once a week. They can also be signed up for homework time where we have college student tutors available to get them started with their homework for the day.
Grades 3-5: African Drumming, Art and Math – 3D Art, Art and Science, Art Around the World, Beginning Ballet, Beginning Tap Dance, Improv Comedy, Intermediate Hip Hop, Science of Food, Musical Mentoring, Simply Stylin’ Fashion Design, and much more.
The cost of each class is $150 and each day of homework help is $75 for the fall semester. To calculate the total cost, you multiply those fees by the total number of days the child will attend. Financial assistance and payment plans are available for free and reduced lunch families and those who otherwise qualify. We don’t want to keep any child away from these opportunities so if you think our classes would be beneficial, talk to us about how we can help.
Wesleyan Bound (Grades 6-8)
Wesleyan Bound is a unique after school class for middle school students (Grades 6-8) based at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center in Middletown, CT. http://www.wesleyan.edu/greenstreet/youth/AfterSchool%20Wesleyan%20Bound%20.html
The class exposes middle school students to the holistic college experience – so much more than academics and admission tours. Each week, students visit the Wesleyan University campus for a wide range of activities like workshops with students groups, talks with professors, tours of science laboratories, and guided visits of art galleries.
The class is co-taught by two Wesleyan University students who coordinate a wide range of activities for the middle schoolers. Past activities have including a step dance workshop with the WeStep student club, baking cupcakes at a student program house (a residential option at Wesleyan where students with similar interests can live together), digging up artifacts at an anthropology site, meeting with the rugby team, touring the theater department behind the scenes, and so much more.
Wesleyan Bound will take place on Friday afternoons this spring from January 29th – May 6th with a student showcase on the last day. Students arrive at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center around 3:00pm for a 3:15pm class time.
The class is shuttled to the Wesleyan University campus for their activities and brought back to Green Street for a 5:15pm dismissal. Parents are responsible for pick up.
The cost of the class is $300 for the fall semester. Financial assistance is available for free and reduced lunch families.
Do these programs sound like something your child would enjoy? If so, please join us on Friday or Saturday!