YEL! Youth Enrichment League programs

YEL! Youth Enrichment League
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{YEL!} Youth Enrichment League

{YEL!} programs are offered multiple times a year in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. 
The Summer programs are week long camps.

{YEL!} Online Classes


{YEL!} Chess Online
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Chess 1.0 Beginners
For children age 6 - 12.  Learn the game played by kings, queens, presidents, and laureates for centuries. Chess benefits student's focus, sportsmanship, problem solving, mental fortitude, and more.  Co-hosted by National Chess Master and former state champion Nathan Hoover, YEL Online Chess Lessons are immersive, engaging, and rich with content. Seats are limited, so sign up soon!
We suggest participants have a computer with a microphone and speakers, high speed internet, a ChessKid.com account (email us if you need one). We’ll be using ChessKid.com as well as chess.com for lesson analysis. Students will also be invited to participate in free online chess tournaments using ChessKid.com.


4 week course option

Registration: September 15 - September 22

Program days/times:  

September 23 - October 14

Wednesday

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Cost:  $49.00 resident / $56.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration

8 week course options
Option 1 Registration: September 15 - October 18
Program days/times:
October 19 - December 14
Monday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Option 2

Registration: September 15 - October 18

Program days/times:  

October 21 - December 16

Wednesday

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Cost:  $89.00 resident / $102.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration

Chess 2.0 Beginner 2
For children age 6 - 12.  For students with a basic grasp of chess piece movement, capturing, check, and checkmate, but not ready for higher level lessons. We will be studying tactics like pins, skewers, discovered and double checks, back rank mates and more. Seats are limited, so sign up soon!
We suggest participants have a computer with a microphone and speakers, high speed internet, a ChessKid.com account (email us if you need one). We’ll be using ChessKid.com as well as chess.com for lesson analysis. Students will also be invited to participate in free online chess tournaments using ChessKid.com.


4 Week Course Option
Registration: September 15 - September 23 Program days/times: September 24 - October 15
Thursday 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm Cost: $49.00 resident / $56.35 non-resident
8 Week Course Option

Option 1
Registration: September 15 - October 18
Program days/times:
October 22 - December 17
Thursday
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Option 2
Registration: September 15-October 18
Program days/times:
October 20-December 15
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $89.00 resident / $102.35 non-resident
Location: Online

Online Registration

Chess 3.0 Intermediate/Advanced
For children age 6 - 18.  The YEL Online Intermediate and Advanced Chess Lessons Series will focus opening variations, endgame practice, move by move analysis and more. Co-hosted by National Chess Master and former state champion Nathan Hoover, YEL Online Chess Lessons are immersive, engaging, and rich with content. Seats are limited, so sign up soon!
We suggest participants have a computer with a microphone and speakers, high speed internet, a ChessKid.com account (email us if you need one). We’ll be using ChessKid.com as well as chess.com for lesson analysis. Students will also be invited to participate in free online chess tournaments using ChessKid.com.


4 Week Option

Registration: September 15-September 20

Program days/times:

September 21-October 12

4:15 pm -5:15 pm

Cost: $49.00 resident/$56.35 nonresident Location: Online

8 Week Options

Option 1

Registration: September 15 - October 18

Program days/times:

Wednesday

October 21 - December 16

3:00 pm -4:00 pm

Option 2

Registration: September 15 - October 18

Program days/times:

Monday

October 21 - December 16

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Cost: $89.00 resident / $102.35 non-resident Location: Online
Online Registration

Chess 4.0 Advanced
For ages 6 - 18. For students with a USCF rating or ChessKid.com rating (fast or slow) of 1200 or more. National Master Nathan Hoover Will provide in-depth training on end games (minor piece, King and pawn, Rook, and even Queen endings); openings, and analysis of master level chess games. 
We suggest participants have a computer with a microphone and speakers, high speed internet, a ChessKid.com account (email us if you need one). We’ll be using ChessKid.com as well as chess.com for lesson analysis. Students will also be invited to participate in free online chess tournaments using ChessKid.com.

4 Week Option
Registration: September 22 - October 13
Program days/times: 
Tuesday
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Cost: $49.00 resident/$56.35 non-resident


8 Week Options

Option 1
Registration: September 15 - October 18
Program days/times: 
Thursday
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Option 2
Registration: September 15 - October 18
Program days/times: 
Tuesday
4:15 pm -5:15 pm

Location: Online
Cost: $89.00 resident/$102.35 non-resident

 

{YEL!} Magic Online
Magic Online
Magic 1
For children 7 - 11.  Amaze your family and friends with prestidigitation and legerdemain (magic tricks...that is).  Students will use common household items (deck of cards, paper clips, pencils, etc.) to learn and perform magic tricks. Get ready to wreck the internet with awesome Instagram posts of your kiddo doing magic. Join the class where the focus is on hocus-pocus!

NOTE: We will send a full list of necessary items prior to the first class.
YEL has designed tricks using common household items. We will email parents a full list of these items in the days leading up to the first class.

4 Week Programs

Option 1
Registration: September 15 - October 18
Program days/times: 
Tuesday
September 22 - October 13
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Option 2
Registration: September 15 - November 1
Program days/times:
Tuesday
November 3-December 1
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Location: Online
Cost: $49.00 resident/$56.35 non-resident

Magic 2

For children age 7 - 11.
For students who have completed {YEL!} Magic 1.0. We will do new tricks and fine tune our presentation on all tricks. This class is getting great reviews and is filling up fast. 
NOTE: We will send a full list of necessary items prior to the first class.


Option 1
Registration: September 15- September 23
Program days/times:
Thursday
September 24 - October 15
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Option 2
Registration: September 15 - November 1
Program days/times: 
Thursday
November 5 - December 3
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Location: Online
Cost: $49.00 resident/$56.35 non-resident

Magic 3
For children age 7 - 11.
For students who have completed Magic 1.0 and Magic 2.0. Stop the show with Magic 3.0. YEL Magic 3.0 offers all new magic tricks that are more challenging and incorporate more magical showmanship. Young magicians will learn multiple tricks, prepare their patter for professional presentation, and put on a live, online Magic Show for family and friends! Grab your cape, get your magic wand, and sign up today!

Registration: September 15- November 1
Program days/times:
Wednesday
November 4 - December 2
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Location: Online
Cost: $49.00 resident/$56.35 non-resident


{YEL!} Coding Online
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Coding 1.0 Animation
For children age 8 - 14.  Learn basic and intermediate coding techniques with Scratch®. Students will be introduced to the vital field of coding and learn how to use movement blocks, loops, control blocks, and other basic coding for animation.

Students will be given a Scratch® user account. More details will be sent on how to join the class.  Students can share their code online with other Scratch kiddos, and they can keep it in their own account.  Seats are limited, so sign up today!


4 Week Option

Registration: September 15 - September 21

Program days/times: 

September 22 - October 13

Tuesday

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Cost:  $49.00 resident / $56.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration

8 Week Option

Registration: September 15 - October 18

Program days/times:

October 20 - December 15

Tuesday

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Cost:  $89.00 resident / $102.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration


Coding 2.0 Video Games

For children age 8 - 14.  Design, code, test, and share your very own video games using Scratch®. Students will be introduced to the vital field of coding and learn how to use movement blocks, loops, control blocks, and other basic coding for use in designing their own video games.

Students will be given a Scratch® user account. More details will be sent on how to join the class.  Students can share their code online with other Scratch kiddos, and they can keep it in their own account.  Seats are limited, so sign up today!


4 Week Option

Registration: September 15 - September 22

Program days/times:

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Wednesday

September 23 - October 14

Cost: $49.00 resident / $56.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration

8 Week Option

Registration: September 15 - October 18

Program days/times:

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Wednesday

October 21 - December 16

Cost: $89.00 resident / $102.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration


Scratch Coding Level 3
For children age 8 - 14.  If you’ve either taken a previous YEL Coding with Scratch class or have prior  Scratch coding experience, this class can take you to the next level.  Students will take a deeper dive into Scratch coding to design and code more challenging video games and animations.

Students will be given a Scratch® user account. More details will be sent on how to join the class.  Students can share their code online with other Scratch kiddos, and they can keep it in their own account.  Seats are limited, so sign up today!


4 Week Option

Registration: September 15 - September 23

Program days/times:

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Thursday

September 24 - October 15

Cost: $49.00 resident / $56.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration

8 Week Option

Registration: September 15 - October 18

Program days/times:

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Thursday

October 22 - December 17

Cost: $89.00 resident / $102.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration


Coding 4.0 Level 4 Challenge
For children age 8 - 14.
If you’ve either taken an YEL Advanced Coding with Scratch class , or have prior Scratch coding experience, this class is for you! This is an advanced course and students should be comfortable with coding using multiple sprites, backgrounds, and scripts. Students will be learning about variables, programming music with extensions, my blocks, and will even design their own sprite to use in a video game! Two advanced video games will be created. Students will be given a Scratch® user account. More details will be sent on how to join the class. Students can share their code online with other Scratch kiddos, and they can keep it in their own account. Piskel will also be used for sprite design. YEL also recommends using a laptop or desktop for this class (tablets may not work with some Scratch code). Seats are limited, so sign up today!


4 Week Option

Registration: September 15 - September 20

Program days/times:

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Monday

September 21 - October 12

Cost: $49.00 resident / $56.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration

8 Week Option

Registration: September 15 - October 18

Program days/times:

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Monday

October 19 - December 14

Cost: $89.00 resident / $102.35 non-resident

Location: Online

Online Registration

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