The summer months are a critical time in keeping young minds engaged! Here are some great opportunities for summer learning and exploration in Holyoke…
Organization: Phoenix Dance Academy’s Summer ARTS Series, Contact info: Anthony Wilson 413 345 1798, Ages of youth: 5-15, Types of activities:Arts and Crafts, Dance, Theater skills, performance skills, Cost: $300 for the August Session
Organization: Girls Incorporated of Holyoke Contact info: Sarah Dunton, Director of Youth Development Programs email@example.com 413-533-0796 x101 Ages of youth:13-18 Types of activities:Health & Wellness; Outdoor Adventure Programs; College Trips; Science Exploration; Career Exploration; Computer Game Design and Lego Robotics Cost:FREE! Additional info: Girls Incorporated ofHolyokeinspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. We offer 2 summer programs for teens 13-18, one in July and one in August. All programs are free, lunch is provided. Programs run from 9am – 4pm M-Th and Fridays from 9-2pm. Please call or email me for more information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Organization: HERA Contact info:Amy Epstein 413.532.6247 x103 Ages of youth: 13-21 (contact us if you are younger or older and we can talk) Types of activities: Support and leadership development for LGBTQ youth and their allies Cost:Free Additional info: Holyoke Health Center First Floor Conference Room 5:30-7:00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Organization: CareerPoint Contact info: 532- 4900 Ages of youth: 14 – 21 Types of activities: Job search, Work Place Readiness Certification, Career Exploration, MCAS support & other Referrals Cost: Free – Call to sign up for orientation Additional info: website about our services: www.careerpointma.org. also find us on face book. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Organization: STEP Program of Holyoke Community College Contact: Brian White, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-552-2287 students going into 7th or 8th grade in Peck, EN White, Donahue or Kelly Schools Hands-on classes taught by high school and college students, outdoor activities, field trips Free to students accepted into the program Program runs Monday – Thursday, July 30 – August 16 from 10am to 2:30pm at Holyoke Community College. Not a drop in program. We request that all students accepted make a commitment to be there the 3 weeks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Organization: HUBS (HolyokeUrban Bike Shop), 160 Beech StreetHolyoke Ma 01040, (Located at theHolyoke YMCA) Liz Budd, 413-534-5631 x114 or email email@example.com Youth Ages 12 and up Earn-A-Bike; this is a six week program where participants learn all of the parts, systems and mechanics of a bicycle while they build themselves one to keep Cost is a suggested donation of $20 but no one is turned away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Email Rebecca with your organization’s summer opportunities to be added here: firstname.lastname@example.org.