Clubs

Battle of the Books

Our Battle of the Books 5th-6th Grade Club is on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00. Questions? Contact Mrs. Martin-Eatinger at lmmartin-eatinger@cps.edu for more information.

Chess Club

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Chess Club Details

Who: 2nd-8th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 20th-June 8th (Thursdays) from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $150. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at youth-guidance.asapconnected.com . Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: This very popular club is for beginners and experts, second grade through eighth grade. Beginners learn the fundamentals of the game. Experienced players learn essential strategies and tactics necessary for successful, winning chess. Our instructor, Grand Master Vladimir Georgiev, has years of experience teaching scholastic chess to beginners, intermediates, and experts. He has coached a Woman World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova, and currently coaches a number of students who qualify for the Youth World Chess Championship. He uses an entertaining and challenging question and answer format to encourage children to participate and form their own ideas.

Web Link: Chess Club Details

Debate Club for 6th-8th Grade Students

The South Loop Elementary School Debate Club teaches students the fine are of formulating an argument and how to effectively debate both sides of an issue, even if they do not agree with the stance. There is no cost for participation. Students only need a desire to read the materials and come to practice. Learn from Judge Robin Shoffner, Circuit Court of Cook County and Attorney Rishi Agrawal. Practices are on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:30. This is a great opportunity to compete in Debate Tournaments across Chicago!For questions, please contact Rishi Agrawal rishi@agrawalfirm.com

Coding and Game Design

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Coding and Game Design Details

Who: 2nd-6th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 18th-June 6th (Tuesdays) from 4:35pm-5:35pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $220. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at youth-guidance.asapconnected.com . Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Learn to code using Tynker's own visual programming language, featuring visual drag-n-drop logic blocks that eliminate the need to understand programming syntax. Young learners learn to program their own games and apps using extensive media gallery and physics engine.

Web Link: Coding and Game Design Details

Digital Photography

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Digital Photography Details

Who: 2nd-8th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 20th-June 8th (Thursdays) from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $195. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at youth-guidance.asapconnected.com . Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students learn the fundamentals of photography, photographic editing and enhancing with Pixlr, an easy to use platform containing many kid-friendly elements.  Learn how to frame shots to capture the emotion behind the subject.  Use lighting to your advantage to bring out the best in your photographs.  Show off your camera skills with a collage of all your photographs at the end of the session.

Web Link: Digital Photography Details

Girl Scouts and Brownies

Join us for fun, friendship and the power of girls through field trips, service projects and other enrichment activities. Girl Scouts is an endless journey of discovery in connecting girls of all backgrounds to make the world a better place. South Loop Elementary School currently has two Girl Scout troops. The current Brownie Girl Scout troop serves 3rd grade girls while the Cadette troop serves 6th grade. Please contact Charmaine Nichols at cnichols1999@yahoo.com.

Hands on Science

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Hands on Science Details

Who: K-1st. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 21st-June 9th (Fridays) from 3:15pm-4:15pm

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $185. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students will explore the physical world through inquiry and experimental design with this hands on science course. Science isn’t inaccessible or irrelevant to kids’ lives - instead, we teach science as a way of thinking and uncovering new discoveries. By teaching the nature of science, we prepare kids for further explorations in biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy and beyond. Students get to take home their projects after every class.

Web Link: Hands on Science Details

Knitting Club

Who: 3rd-8th grade

What:  Call 312-583-9276 (Yarnify formally Loopy Yarns) $40, 8 weeks

When: March 29th-May 30th from 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Where: At the Yarnify store. Mrs. Martin will walk the students to Yarnify and return them by 5.

Please call Yarnify 312-583-9276 to register

Lego Robotics

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Lego Robotics Details

Who: 2nd-4th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 18th-June 6th (Tuesdays) from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $220. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students learn to build Lego models featuring working motors, sensors and code their models using robotics software. This would allow them an opportunity to explore a series of cross-curricular activities while also developing their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Web Link: Lego Robotics Details

Levine Bridge Program with Joffrey Ballet

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Joffrey Ballet Details

Who: K-1st. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 18th-June 8th (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 3:05pm-4:05pm

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $245. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: The Beth Levine Bridge Program is aligned with The Chicago Guide for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of classical ballet. This program provides kindergarten through second grade students with a highly structured dance experience where they also develop life skills, creativity and physical awareness. One of the main goals of the program is to identify and train the next generation of dancers at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet.

Web Link: Joffrey Ballet Details

Mixed Media: Advanced Course

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Advanced Mixed Media Details

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 21st-June 9th (Fridays) from 3:40pm-4:40pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $160. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: This art class is an exploration of a variety of art materials. Ian M. Sherwin, contract artist for the Field Museum, will share his knowledge in various materials and techniques. Students will be making kites, working with clay, painting, drawing, casting and more...

Web Link: Advanced Mixed Media Details

Mixed Media: Beginners Course

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment on Beginner's Mixed Media Details

Who: K-1st. grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 26th-June 7th (Wednesdays) from 3:10pm-4:10pm

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $175. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: This art class is an exploration of a variety of art materials. Ian M. Sherwin, contract artist for the Field Museum, will share his knowledge in various materials and techniques. Students will be making kites, working with clay, painting, drawing, casting and more...

Web Link: Beginner's Mixed Media Details

National Junior Beta Club

Grades 6th-8th

By Nomination Process Only

The National Beta Club, as the name suggests, is a nationwide organization whose chief goals are the promotion of high academic achievement, the rewarding and nurturing of character, the fostering of leadership skills and, most importantly, the encouragement of service to others.  Founded by Dr. John W. Harris in 1934 as a single club, National Beta Club has grown to over 430,000 members in more than 8,400 clubs in 42 states.  South Loop Elementary School is proud to have a school-based chapter of the National Beta Club. Like all National Beta Clubs, the South Loop School club prepares young people for life. It empowers them to be successful and helps them grow as young adults. It grooms them to be the leaders of tomorrow by challenging them to lead today through the service of others.

The South Loop Beta Club places a high value on community service.  Students learn that the Beta values of academic achievement, character and leadership are all strengthened when we work together to plan and perform community service projects.  Students are taught to look at everything as an opportunity to learn something new and gain new experience.  Every Beta service project begins with a discussion.  During the weekly meetings, students identify areas of need by talking about problems that our community is facing, and then they are challenged to present solutions to help solve these problems. Some of the service activities that the South Loop Club has initiated include:

Pajama drive for needy Children

  Homework Helpers

 Fundraising for the victims of the Japan tsunami

Preparation of meals and distribution of laundry at St. Agnes Retirement Community

 Picking up litter in the Dan Ryan Woods Forrest Preserve

 A school-based paper recycling program

 Painting murals in the school

Making lunches and dinners for Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Packing food boxes at the Chicago Food Depository

 Cleaning around 12th Street Beach and Northerly Island

The highlight of the year is a trip to Springfield to participate in the Illinois State Beta Convention.  The convention gives students a forum for their activities and a chance to come together as a group to use their leadership skills and display their talents and achievements.  It is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet kids from all over the state who share a desire to make the world a better place.

Participation in the Junior Beta Club is determined based on a nomination process.  All 6th through 8th graders who have displayed the ability and the desire to make positive change in their community are eligible for nomination. South Loop students are nominated by school staff, administration, teachers and current Beta Club members.  After a student has been nominated, nominators are asked to write a brief letter of recommendation.  Students are then selected for admission by a nomination committee. 

Origami: Beginners Course

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Beginner's Origami Details

Who: K-1st. grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 18th-June 6th (Tuesdays) from 3:10pm-4:10pm

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $190. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: The ancient art of paper folding. Create a number of paper characters with instructor Ian M. Sherwin. His teaching technique is highly visual with a live step by step demonstration. Origami helps build fine motor skills and formulates an advancement in memorization.

Web Link: Beginner's Origami Details

ROOTS (Rising Over Obstacles Together with Science)

Grades 5th-8th

Enrollment- February

If you're a 5th-8th grader, come join ROOTS, or Rising Over Obstacles Together with Science, every Monday starting Feb. 6th at 3:45 after school in room 217 for an hour of exciting experiments and projects taught by IIT - Boeing Scholars. We'll take part in activities that real engineers and scientists do every day, like creating and building our own inventions, designing our own cities and amusement parks, and exploring ways to make our cities more environmentally friendly. For more information contact Mr. Kacena at jkacena@cps.edu.

Science Club for 3rd-5th Graders

Science Club is an opportunity for 3rd-5th grade students to enrich their knowledge of science through various experiments and discussions that will take place after school on Mondays, starting in November, from 3:15 pm-4:30 pm. There is no enrollment fee for science club at this time.

Sewing Club with Sewing for Seeds

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Just Sewing Seeds Details

Who: 4th-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 20th-June 8th (Thursdays) from 3:00pm-5:00pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $110. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Challenge your student to think beyond the virtual world we live in and embrace the discipline of using their hands through design and skill…the old fashion way. The experiential learning activities in our sewing curriculum are designed to provide a positive learning environment for students. We offer fun project based classes where students quickly learn how to use a sewing machine while creating a variety of products. In our sewing classes students are provided tools to not only become successful at design but consequently, they also acquire key life lessons on topics such as the power of patience, discipline, and the importance of recognizing their own potential.

Web Link: Just Sewing Seeds Details

Sticky Fingers Cooking

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Sticky Fingers Details

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 20th-June 9th (Fridays) from 3:30pm-4:30pm

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $150. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: When’s the last time you had Ethiopian food? Or yummy Thai, Colombian, Indian or Greek food? Guess what? Your young chef can have a blast every week discovering how easy and fun it is to cook (and gobble-up!) tasty, healthy, American classic and globally-inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes! Every child – even the pickiest eaters – learns how to prepare and enjoy healthy, fresh food with Sticky Fingers Cooking. Through ourenrichment classes, Sticky Fingers Cooking has encouraged thousands of young chefs to explore exciting new tastes and learn kid-safe culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!).

Web Link: Sticky Fingers Details

Taekwondo: Advanced Course

Spring Registration closes on April 17th

Register for this enrichment at Advanced Taekwondo Details

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 26th-June 7th (Wednesdays) from 3:15pm-4:15pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $215. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students learn the basics of striking and movement through drills and games that also teach respect, discipline and self-control. Instruction also includes the history and culture of Tae Kwon Do.

Web Link: Advanced Taekwondo Details

Taekwondo: Beginner’s Course

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Beginner's Taekwondo Details

Who: K-1st grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 17th-June 5th (Mondays) from 3:15pm-4:15pm

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $215. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Students learn the basics of striking and movement through drills and games that also teach respect, discipline and self-control. Instruction also includes the history and culture of Tae Kwon Do.

Web Link: Beginner's Taekwondo Details

Video Production with Focus on Tomorrow

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Video Production Details

Who: 4th-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 17th-June 5th (Mondays) from 3:35pm-4:35pm

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $155. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances. 

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made up until January 10th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Focus on Tomorrow offers a video production enrichment class where students will learn the basics of filming and editing while working on professional equipment and software.  Shoot with pro-level cameras and see how much fun creative editing can be with the drag and drop power of Final Cut Pro 7. Express your creativity through the visual medium of motion pictures, and go through all of the elements of film production, including pre-production planning, camera work and final editing.  Post your videos on YouTube and share with your friends and family via social media.

Web Link: Video Production Details

Yearbook Club

7th-8th Graders

By Teacher Recommendation Only

The Yearbook Club produces the school's annual yearbook. Students work collaboratively on all aspects of the yearbook development process. Through participation in the club, students will learn how to take photographs, and will be actively involved in photographing the numerous activities and events that occur throughout the school year. They will learn how to edit photos and layout pages, and learn about various compositions and styles. For more information, please contact Ms. Garcia at nlgarcia2@cps.edu.

Young Male Mentoring

7th-8th Graders

By Teacher Recommendation Only

A male mentoring group created to help the young men at South Loop Elementary School excel academically, physical and socially. Young men will meet weekly on Saturdays throughout the school year, under adult supervision, to discuss a variety of topics, such as Conflict Resolution, Time Management, Money management, Etiquette, Relationships with parents, teachers and friends, and much more. Each discussion will be followed with some bonding time through sports and other extracurricular activities. For more information, please contact Ms. Shelton at tsshelton@cps.edu

                                 

Yureka Yoga: Advanced Course

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Advanced Yoga (2nd-8th)

Who: 2nd-8th grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 18th-June 6th (Tuesdays) from 3:45pm-4:45pm

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $145 for new students. $140 for returning students. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made in writing until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Founder, Maria Macnab, has been practicing Yoga since 2004 and teaching Yoga to children for 3 years within the South Loop School & neighborhood. Maria is the Director of Early Childhood Programs at South Loop School Elementary.  She is a certified Yoga teacher for Adults & Children, holding a 200-hour adult Yoga certification from Tejas Yoga Studio, a 95 hour Children’s Specialty Certification & 50-hour Therapeutic Certification from Global Family Yoga.  Maria holds her Master’s Degree and type 04 teaching certification in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute.  Maria combines her knowledge of child development and the science of Yoga to create inclusive classes for all children.  Let’s unite to keep children healthy, happy, and stress free!

Web Link: Advanced Yoga (2nd-8th)

Yureka Yoga: Beginner’s Course

Spring Registration closes on April 15th

Register for this enrichment at Beginner's Yoga (K-1st)

Who: K-1st grade. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: April 26th-June 7th (Wednesdays) from 3:15pm-4:15pm

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $145 for new students. $140 for returning students. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at http://youth-guidance.asapconnected.com/. Registration closes on Saturday, April 17th. Cancellations can be made up until April 17th.

Contact: Krystle Strange (kstrange@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: Founder, Maria Macnab, has been practicing Yoga since 2004 and teaching Yoga to children for 3 years within the South Loop School & neighborhood. Maria is the Director of Early Childhood Programs at South Loop School Elementary.  She is a certified Yoga teacher for Adults & Children, holding a 200-hour adult Yoga certification from Tejas Yoga Studio, a 95 hour Children’s Specialty Certification & 50-hour Therapeutic Certification from Global Family Yoga.  Maria holds her Master’s Degree and type 04 teaching certification in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute.  Maria combines her knowledge of child development and the science of Yoga to create inclusive classes for all children.  Let’s unite to keep children healthy, happy, and stress free!

Web Link: Beginner's Yoga (K-1st)

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