Youth (7-18yrs)

Now offering classes in all these areas this Fall 2018!


Computer Programming 

Computer Programming with Python (Ages 11-14)

Saturdays, October 20-27, 9:00-11:00AM 

Python Coding

This introductory programming class will provide the foundational skills to develop your own programs and is an impressive introduction to the text based coding world.  Python is used to develop Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Google and many other familiar sites. Many programming concepts such as algorithms, looping, nesting, debugging, variables, and conditionals will be covered. Python will allow you to develop video games, desktop GUI’s, software and more.  Participants will be amazed to see their ideas and imaginations come to life! Discover the limitless possibilities and fun of Python Coding! 


SCRATCH: Programming for Beginners (Ages 8-11)

Saturdays, October 20-27, 9:00-11:00AM 


SCRATCH is an exciting introduction to computer programming! The curriculum is designed to engage young minds and help them advance from being merely computer users to creators. Students will learn the basics of creating using computers through some unplugged activities followed by drag-and-drop programming.  They apply their programming skills to create simple programs, animations and games. Many programming concepts such as algorithms, looping, nesting, debugging, variables, and conditionals will be introduced. Students will be amazed to see their ideas and imaginations come to life!




A House Built for Me! For grades 5 and Up

Tuesday, Sept 25, 4:30-5:30PM

A House Built for Me!

How well do you know that special place you call home? In this fun project you will create a folded origami house and decorate each room like your own house with crayons, markers, or colored pencils.  Look around your home before class and come up with some ideas of what that might look like.

Explorations in Handmade Paper (for Grades 5 and up)

Tuesdays, Oct 9-16, 4:30-5:30pm

Handmade Paper

A great way to recycle old paper is to make new paper! In this exploration of handmade paper, students will learn how to make their own paper pulp and how to use a paper making screen to form sheets from the pulp material. During week two, after the sheets have had time to dry, students will create and decorate small booklets and greeting cards with their wonderful handmade paper creations.

Silly Magazine Collage for Grades 5 and Up

Tuesday, Oct 2, 4:30-5:30PM

Silly Collage

In this imaginative collage lesson, students will have fun stretching their creativity and break the stigma of how it “should” look by trying new combinations of design. Students will build backgrounds and then find pictures from books and magazines to combine the two parts into silly adaptations. This is a great way to stimulate creativity and create “outside of the box”!


Travelers Notebook for Middle Schoolers

Tuesdays, Oct 23-30, 4:30-5:30PM

Travelers Notebook

Discover the uniqueness that this Midori style, travelers notebook has to offer! Have you heard about Travelers Notebooks but not sure what they are of what they are used for? Do you see people carrying around decorative journals and are intrigued about what is inside?  These decorative journals can be used for journaling, hiking, biking, camping, fairs, or anything that you would like! In Travelers Notebook, you will learn how to make a 4.5x8.5 cardstock Midori style Travelers Notebook and explore the many uses for these journals.


Financial Education 

Financial Literacy: Let's Talk About Money (Ages 13-17)

Mondays, Oct 15-22, 4:00-5:00PM

Financial Literacy

This course focuses on teaching teens and young adults important money habits at an early age. Parents are welcome to join their children as we discuss how money works. We will learn how to strengthen our financial security and help avoid costly mistakes. This course aims to teach youth about important topics such as investing, understanding how debt and credit work, and avoiding common pitfalls that can prevent us from achieving our desired lifestyle later in life.



Healthy Living 

After-School Snack Options for Ages 9-13

Thursdays, Oct 4-11, 4:00-5:00PM

After School Snack Options

Discover healthy options that can be easily prepared for after-school or for those babysitting. We’ll discuss why it’s important to eat healthy but still be able to enjoy your choices! Students will choose their favorite snack options and create a weekly snack calendar with an affordable shopping list that they can utilize throughout the school year.


Healthy Habits for High School Students 

Thursdays, Oct 4-11, 5:15-6:45PM

Healthy Habits

As a high school student, you are most likely always on the go! Creating healthy options isn’t as difficult as you think. If you’ve been grabbing granola bars thinking you’re eating healthy, this class is for you! This class will discuss what kind of food and how much food to eat in regards to your activity level. Learn tips and tricks that will fit your busy schedule. Start your healthy habits today!


World Languages 

Spunky Spanish (Grades 1-5)

Mondays, Oct 1-Nov 5, 4:00-5:00PM

Spunky Spanish

After-School Spanish provides an opportunity for elementary students to gain exposure to the Spanish language at an early age. Students will have fun learning about the basics including pronunciation, alphabet and number review, vocabulary building, common phrases and simple conversations. Those students who are currently learning Spanish are encouraged to enroll to reinforce and continue their study! Curriculum is rotated each year to accommodate both new and returning students. Students will learn from an instructor that has a solid background in Spanish and a strong desire to work with children as they discover how to communicate in a new language. 




Start a Business (Grades 10-12)

Wednesdays, Sept 19-Nov 7, 4:30-5:30PM

Start a Business

Have you ever wondered how some companies got their start? Are you interested in starting your own business one day? Learn about the ups and downs of owning a business from local entrepreneur Brad Kroll and write a business plan for your own business in this entrepreneurship 101 course.


View our full Youth Learning Catalog HERE!


Youth Policy

The Youth Event Health Form & Student Program Policies are required to be filled out for all minors (under 18) in order to participate in our classes. A new set of forms must be submitted for each class that a student is registered for. All youth forms must be scanned, faxed, or mailed back to Continuing Education prior to the start of class. Only students who have a signed parental release form granting them permission to leave unattended will be able to leave without an adult. If your child is to go home on their own, make sure you sign that form.

Youth Event Health Form 

Student Program Policies Agreement