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School Year 2020-2021 for Elementary School
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School Year 2020-2021 Elementary School Opportunities

 For more detailed and up-to-date information, go to Find It Cambridge Afterschool 2020 and the individual organization’s websites.      

In PERSON Programming  

Agassiz Baldwin Community: Program options include distance learning support (in person care) and afterschool programming! Detailed information for interested families can be reviewed here.

Virtual Learning Support: Either Mondays & Tuesdays OR Thursdays & Fridays 8:30-3.

Afterschool: Either Mondays & Tuesdays OR Thursdays & Fridays from 3:30-6.

Brooklyn Boulders Adventure Days: offering in-person programming for ages 5-14 for students to get in-person remote learning support and climbing/movement for 9:00-3:30pm (called ‘Adventure Days’). Also offering  climbing and socializing programs for kids (ages 5-11) and teens (ages 11-15)  afterschool and on weekends.

Cambridge Camping (Club Daybreak): Club Daybreak offers outdoor Saturday group activities for both children and families, with transportation provided. Designed for children ages 5-12.

Cambridge Community Center: Every day in person full day support will be providing  virtual learning assistance, socially distant activities, three meals, and individual mentorship. In Person Full Day Support Program for K-5 will be held Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm. $215 per week or $50 per day.

Cambridge Youth Lacrosse: CYL will run travel leagues for boys and girls ages 6-15 (Grades K-8). Registration is open until February 14th or until otherwise notified, $150 for league play plus $30 for a membership/renewal. Financial assistance options are available for qualifying families. Our season runs April 4 — June 20. Also, consider registering for our 2nd Annual tournament — The Battle of Boston/Bunker Hill happening 6/13!

Community Arts Center: In-person afterschool programs from 2-6pm for ages 6-12.

Empow After School Club (Outside Cambridge): Empow Studios After-School Club (ASC) is a unique care and enrichment program that brings together technology, arts, and play. Runs Monday — Friday, ages 7-14, for a monthly rate. Signup for individual months or the entire year at our Newton & Lexington locations.

Jae H. Kim Taekwondo Institute: Fun, high energy martial arts classes for ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12, both Zoom and in-person options. Different age groups meet at different times each day.

Kesher Connections: A small-group, in-person learning program for children engaged in remote learning with their schools. Experienced teachers support, provide enrichment, and facilitate outdoor play. T-Th 8:30am-5:00pm.

Kiddie Academy of Cambridge Program: Kiddie Academy of Cambridge provides after full-day program in fall 2020 and after school program to children up to age 8.

Kids are Alright @ Gather Here & Stitch: A recurring sewing workshop for young people ages 9-15. Students will learn how to use a sewing machine, read a pattern and cut out fabric. Projects include a drawstring bag,  pajama pants, slippers, and a messenger bag. Classes are held every Wednesday at 3pm. A reservation is required to attend, as space is limited. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3kJG2av

Margaret Fuller House: Leaders of Today Peace Academy (K-8) is an in person after school program from 2-6pm Mon-Friday, ages 5-12 ($110 per week). Includes many activities including structured homework support, community building, self-identity, social emotional support and future planning. Offering more hours for remote learners starting 10/13, contact: mryan@margaretfullerhouse.org 

Maud Morgan Arts & ABC: Offering in-person, outdoor programming to support virtual learning for 2nd through 8th graders. Includes arts- and play-based afterschool programming in and around Maud Morgan Arts Center!

Navigation Games: Weekly orienteering events in parks around Cambridge include our Orienteering Mini Games for grades JK-8. Also offering bundled sessions for learning pods or organizations looking for outdoor PE activities, and self guided neighborhood orienteering “courses” around Cambridge for young people to do on their own. Email: Tanairi@navigationgames.org.

Parkour Generations: In person outdoor classes for ages 6-13 every day except Mon and Friday in Somerville parks, check this schedule for most up to date options. Check out COVID safety measures for outdoor classes - also offering virtual classes.

Parts & Crafts:  Art, music and making options, both virtually and in-person. Classes include movie making, minecraft, drawing, book binding, improv drawing, karaoke and stop motion animation. Some classes are available for drop in. To register, visit Parts and Crafts website.

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YMCA Afterschool: In person afterschool program. Contact the YMCA for details. At the Cambridge YMCA After School Program, children have many opportunities to grow and discover new hobbies and interests. From 2:00-5:30pm Monday — Friday.

Virtual Opportunities: No and Low Cost Programs

BBBS Community-Based Mentoring: This is our traditional program (free) where adult mentors are paired with children ages 7-12, and agree to see each other for 3 hours, a couple of times a month. Matches and meetings will happen virtually.

Boston Mobile Dance Studio/ Dance Where You Are:  Youth and preteen dance classes over Zoom, including Party Dance 101 and Hip Hop intro classes with Carl Alleyne and a weekly dance party Saturday nights. Weekly schedule of youth classes coming soon, check their  website.

Cambridge Public Library Opportunities: The Cambridge Public Library has fun and educational virtual programs for children ages 0-11. Please register in advance. We will email registered attendees the Zoom access information an hour before the event begins. To keep up with what’s happening you can also subscribe to our email list, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and visit our website. 

Cambridge School Volunteers: No-cost virtual one-on-one tutoring. Please note, your child’s teachers refer students to get a volunteer tutor/mentor. Contact CSV and/or your child’s teacher for questions about referrals.

City Sprouts at Home: A variety of virtual Early Start in Science learning modules aligned with City Sprout’s library of educational videos for grades K-5. To learn more, contact info@citysprouts.org and visit the City Sprouts website.

CityStep: Serving 5th, 6th and 7th graders in Cambridge Public Schools this year through a combination of live instruction and pre-recorded dance classes. To sign up: check out flyer, fill out this interest form, start date is Oct 5th and class times are still being finalized! Email citystep.harvard@gmail.com for more info.

DHSP Online Program: This winter, DHSP Online will offer free virtual activities to young people in grades K-8! Learn more about the details by visiting – www.finditcambridge.org/VirtualDHSP or www.cambridgema.gov/DHSPOnline 

East End House School Age Program: Virtual after school program, more info coming soon.

Harvard Food Lab for Kids: Virtual lessons on food science, nutrition, mindful eating, and cooking skills for Cambridge/Boston elementary or middle schoolers Saturdays from 4-5 pm, starting October 3rd. Sessions will run until December 5th.To sign up, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/FoodLabSignup. Questions? Email thefoodlab.harvard@gmail.com

JuniorCoach Tutoring: We are offering free online tutoring for students K-12 as part of COVID-19 relief. Our dedicated student volunteers are here to help!

Parkour Generations Boston: Virtual classes as well as in person classes (see in person section).

Partners for Youth With Disabilities Mentoring: Free virtual mentoring for kids with disabilities ages 6 and up. Contact us for your child to be matched with their 1-1 mentor.

Spring Forward Climate Workshops: Education initiative run by high school students will be running interactive online climate workshops in Oct and Nov for ages 6-13. Each workshop has a game, information and an activity. First dates are Oct 6th, 8th and 10th (each workshop is given on a Tues/Thurs and a Saturday). See brochure for more info.

STEAM at Home Activities: The Cambridge STEAM Initiative has curated science, technology, engineering, arts and math activities for you to do at home.

Tutoring Plus 1:1 Tutoring and Mentoring that includes one hour of large group activities and then an hour with mentor/tutor on homework or identified subject area for grades 4-5. Registration form for programs: https://bit.ly/3hxELlB or on website at tutoringplus.org/enroll  or email INfo@tutoringplus.org

Virtual Idea Hub @ MIT Museum: Workshops and programs all online, free of cost.

Virtual Science Clubs with Science Club for Girls: Travel around the world (virtually) this fall with Science Club for Girls as we tackle all kinds of engineering challenges, from reconstructing the Great Wall of China to building the tallest Eiffel Tower out of edible treats. There is no cost to attend clubs. Virtual clubs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 and Saturdays at 10:30, starts Oct 5th for fall.

Virtual Opportunities:  Programs for a Fee

Beyond the 4th Wall Theatre Classes: Offering virtual classes on Saturdays for students ages 4-12 working in 3 age groups at different times of day (4-6, 7-9, 10-12). Groups train in key performance skills and creativity. The 18-week session culminates in a Zoom Movie that is rehearsed and recorded and premiered June 12th. We’re also hosting a Virtual February Vacation Mini Camp for ages 7-11. Sliding scale based on income - email Sophie at sophie.bt4w@gmail.com.

Club Z Tutoring: 1:1 tutoring for ages 8-18 in Study Skills (“Learning Built to Last”), SAT/ACT Prep, Math, English/Language Arts and Singapore Math. Cbewsher@clubztutoring.com, website link here. To register: families request a free consultation on the website to see which program is best fit/type of tutoring.

Empow STEM Afterschool: Offering afterschool STEM classes and remote learning support, see website for more information. We also host “Virtual Classes for Kids”

Kesher Virtual: Engaging classes and tutorials in Modern Hebrew and Judaics Studies, ages 5-12, using a project-based learning approach. $250 per month including weekly classes and private tutorial.

Kids 4 Coding: STEM Enrichment programs for ages 7-16, Afterschool and on Saturdays.

MassArt Saturday Studios: An affordable opportunity to engage in the process of art making through courses taught by MassArt students. Courses include Comic Book Art, Painting and 3D Sculpture.  Courses are open to all interested students, from beginners who have never taken any art classes to the emerging young artist. Program costs $175  (materials and supplies not included). Begins  October 24th-December 12. To register visit, https://massart.edu/saturday-studios

Other Resources

Middle School Opportunities Fall 2020: Here is the most updated list of fall programs for 6th- 8th graders.

Events Happening Now: Check out this up to date list of events happening in Cambridge.

Last Updated: October 11, 2020