• Tablets to assist with homework
• Activities with outside organizations such as Snapology, Maplewood Shop, Carnegie Science Museum, Little House Big Art, Wesley Family Service, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh at NO ADDITIONAL cost
• Weekly physical education activities with the JCC Sports and Recreation Department for each grade
• NEW CLUBS! STEM Building activities, cooking opportunities, BINGO, Jumbo board games, Minute to Win it challenges, and more!
Each day the children have the opportunity to choose which activity or club they would like to participate in.
This year we will be using our GET HEALTHY WITH CLUBHOUSE initiative to focus a bit more on mental health. We will be beginning programs with partners throughout the city to allow the children to have different ways of expressing themselves, whether it is through art, music, chess, physical activity, STEM, and much, much more!
A little bit more about the programs:
Kids of Steel- We have partnered with the Pittsburgh Marathon’s program to promote healthy activity and eating. With a handbook of lessons, games, and running logs the kids have the opportunity to track their fitness.
Little Medical School – This is a STEM focused program that offers kids of all ages education about medicine, science, and the importance of health in a fun, hands-on way. Through demonstrations, crafts, and games the kids will be able to learn about their bodies in a whole new way.
Maplewood Shop Woodworking- This program allows the Clubhouse staff to teach STEM and art in an interesting and engaging way! Maplewoodshop primarily teaches life skills such as confidence, teamwork, problem-solving, patience, and create lifelong memories. The students will have the opportunity to create projects such as bird houses, simple wood crafts, and gradually design larger project throughout the year.
Wesley Family Services – Music therapy is a program that uses music to stimulate the senses and actively engage a child on many levels. This program allows the children to choose the songs they want to listen to and learn to play while using games and activities to make the time meaningful and fun. Music stimulates all the senses and actively engages and involves a child on many levels. Music-related experiences provide an endless array of opportunities to combine and integrate the senses and the development of self-regulation, which is a skill vital to all children.