After School Info » Winter 2021 -2022

Winter 2021 -2022

Winter Registration will open on Wednesday Nov 17th at 12 PM
 
The Winter trimester will begin on Monday, November 29th. 
 
Winter 2021-2022:
 
Manhattan Youth Salk After School Class Descriptions
 
Monday 
Study Lab : Study Lab is a quiet, library-like environment supervised by Manhattan Youth teaching assistants. Students may work individually or in small groups to complete their homework or participate in silent activities such as drawing, reading, or writing. This is NOT an individualized tutoring program.  
 
Stock Market Game: Students start with an initial $100,000 and research stocks, mutual bonds, and investment funds to invest into a real-life simulation. Students will compete against each other to try and gain the most profit within the season. 
 
Cooking : * Required Double Session* 
The primary focus is to define “healthy eating” and to help students develop their cooking skills. Each week includes approximately an hour of cooking and ends with sharing the meal prepared. During meal time, the students will discuss key concepts of nutrition, meal planning, and recipes.  
 
Volleyball Clinic: Students learn the strategies, rules and basic skills of basketball in a developmental environment. In group warm-ups and drills, students will develop their cardiovascular endurance through running, practice ball handling and agility, work on flexibility and strength by doing body-weight resistance training, and learn how to prevent injury. They will participate in small side and intramural play to learn basic competitive elements and game situations.
 
Open Gym: Open stations for students to choose a structured recreational sport, game or physical activity. There will be opportunities for small side and intramural play to learn basic competitive elements and game situations. 
 
2D Art : In 2d art students will build foundational skills as they design and build art pieces in various 2D mediums. The instructor will help students develop a critical eye and knowledge of art techniques through analyzing the work of established artists. 
 
 
Tuesday
Study Lab : Study Lab is a quiet, library-like environment supervised by Manhattan Youth teaching assistants. Students may work individually or in small groups to complete their homework or participate in silent activities such as drawing, reading, or writing. This is NOT an individualized tutoring program.  
 
Chess :Students will develop a skill of turn based strategies involving determined focus, keen sight, and staying several steps ahead of one's opponent. In the area of critical thinking, students will learn to categorize information, reason by analogy, follow a logical sequence of ideas, recognize patterns, apply general principles, and calculate and analyze disparate values to arrive at practical outcomes. 
 
Spa Science:Students will learn the science behind hand-made spa products and how they affect our skin and hair. Using scientific observation and research, they will learn how their skin is affected by sun exposure, oils, and other natural ingredients, all while making skin care products that protect, moisturize, and exfoliate.
 
Science Olympiad: Students will participate on a competitive STEM Team. Through this activity students will collaborate to test ideas, learn concepts and problem solve in a variety of STEM areas.Students will participate in an end of the year competition at the end of the year to showcase what they learned.
 
Jewelry Making: Students will Learn to manipulate and shape metal by cutting, bending, and soldering. Students will gain confidence in the jewelry studio environment and become familiar with the jewelers hand tools, torch, flex shaft, polishing motor and more. Through individual instruction and class demos, students will learn about layout, piercing, filing, forming, soldering, stone setting and finishing.
 
Theater :*Required Double Session*Under the instruction of a theater director, students will explore the various genres and themes of theatre. Beginning with script analysis, students will develop speaking and listening skills, build their vocabulary of relevant terminology, think analytically about the rehearsal process and character development, and learn about building a production from the ground up. The class culminates in a performance for friends and family.
 
 
Wednesday
Study Lab : Study Lab is a quiet, library-like environment supervised by Manhattan Youth teaching assistants. Students may work individually or in small groups to complete their homework or participate in silent activities such as drawing, reading, or writing. This is NOT an individualized tutoring program.  
 
Robotics: * Required Double Session*
Robotics will introduce the students to the creative world of core computer programming logistics and reasoning skills. Students will code on EV3 Robots and engineer their bots to complete a variety of challenges. In the winter, students will try out to compete on the First Lego League team. 
 
Debate: * Required Double Session*
The students will learn the basics of parliamentary style debate and evolve to the complexity of tastefully voicing their opposing argument(s) and viewpoint(s). We participate in the NYC Urban Debate League. Team members may be invited to compete in Saturday tournaments. Through the remainder of 2021 tournaments will take place virtually. 
 
3D Printing:This class is for participants who have a general understanding of 3D printing. It will introduce the fundamentals of what is a 3D model and what makes a 3D model suitable for a 3D printer. Concepts such as rafts, supports, object orientation, scale, and position on the build plate will be discussed, as well.
 
MATHCOUNTS: Hands-on, activities led by a trained Math instructor will be designed to build math skills such as problem solving, numeral operations percentages, and order of operations, collaborating, and reflection. Additional skill building includes logical thinking, and visual memory, categorizing information, spotting patterns, and concentrating with endurance. At the end of the season, internal and external tournaments will showcase the skills learned by the students. In partnership with MATH COUNTS, students will participate in city-wide online Math tournaments throughout the year, where students will build external relationships and represent their community.
 
Thursday
Study Lab : Study Lab is a quiet, library-like environment supervised by Manhattan Youth teaching assistants. Students may work individually or in small groups to complete their homework or participate in silent activities such as drawing, reading, or writing. This is NOT an individualized tutoring program.  
 
Theater :*Required Double Session*Under the instruction of a theater director, students will explore the various genres and themes of theatre. Beginning with script analysis, students will develop speaking and listening skills, build their vocabulary of relevant terminology, think analytically about the rehearsal process and character development, and learn about building a production from the ground up. The class culminates in a performance for friends and family.
 
Anime & Manga Club: Our after-school Anime & Manga Club welcomes students who are interested in the Japanese art form. Students will watch films, play games, discuss animation techniques and maybe learn a little Japanese along the way. Cosplay is strongly encouraged! 
 
Dungeons & Dragons : 
Fashion: *Required Double Session* Students will be introduced to the basics of fashion design and construction, including terminology, trends and fashion history. Students will take their concepts from the design stage and development to construction of practical or decorative objects. 
 
Science Olympiad: Students will participate on a competitive STEM Team. Through this activity students will collaborate to test ideas, learn concepts and problem solve in a variety of STEM areas. Students will participate in an end of the year competition at the end of the year to showcase what they learned.
 
Friday
Artastic :In this class the students will complete art projects made from different art mediums such as collage, sculpture, watercolor illustration, oil pastel, fabric art and assemblage art using a variety of materials. The students will learn about and be inspired by the Elements of Art and the Principles of Art as they complete their projects.
 
 
Textile Art: In this class students will construct decorative or practical objects using fabric, felt, thread or yarn. The fabric art designs will include sewing, fabric collage, felt sculptures, felting, friendship bracelets, beginner crochet and fabric marker illustrated tote bags. 
 
Movie Club: 
Students watch films chosen from a curated list of age-appropriate titles. Before each screening, students will be introduced to the context and themes, as well as points of interest to watch for. At the end of each viewing students will provide feedback to the director and suggest future content.
 
Games Lab 
Students will have the opportunity to relax and socialize with each other, guided by recreational activities. Games Lab is a fun arcade like environment with card games, and board games.