From arts, music, theater and dance to tutoring, nature, sports and more, here’s the rundown of what your child can do after the last class bell rings.
Develop creativity and confidence at Akron ArtWorks. Offering after school art instruction that ranges from clay to art inspired by world cultures, Akron ArtWorks has art-related activities for kids ages 4 and older. To top it off, it also offers programs for stressed-out teens and adults! Akron, 330-983-9983, akronartworks.com
Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center for the Arts offers arts education classes for children including early childhood, teens and adults in Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts and Creative Arts Therapies. Classes in developmentally appropriate contexts provide creativity, cooperation, and activities to continue at home. Lakewood, 216-521-2540, beckcenter.org
Boy Scouts of America — Greater Cleveland Council
Get your Passport to Adventure for a full year of exciting and fun activities with Cub Scouts. Scouting wants to welcome your son and whole family this fall; come join the fun. Archery, camping, hiking, campfires and s’mores — and more — are ready for you, so visit beascout.org now.
Cleveland City Dance
Nurture your passion and talent with encouraging and professional teachers. Experience the joy of dance as you excel building confidence, life-long skills, technique and poise in small classes full of personal attention. Classes for children and adults with performing opportunities including the “Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker.” Call 216-295-2222 today or email [email protected].
Dance classes for girls and boys of all ages include Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz/Tumbling. Special programs for 2-year-olds and 3-4-year-olds. Registration begins Aug. 1. Classes begin the week of Sept. 4. Visit the website for a schedule of classes and registration information. Akron, dancebeatzakron.com
Fairmount Center for the Arts
Fairmount Center for the Arts provides classes, lessons and performances in dance, theatre, visual arts, music and fitness. Fairmount is recognized by Cleveland Magazine as “Best of the East for Dance/Theatre Instruction.” Fostering a love for the arts. Novelty, 440-338-3171, fairmountcenter.org
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
Girl Scouts is a safe, no-limits place designed specifically with her in mind, where she’ll be inspired to seek out challenges, build important skills, and explore her potential. With abundant opportunities for hands-on, girl-led learning in STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and more, she’ll take the lead early and often. Visit gsneo.org/join today.
Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years old in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (4:1 student to teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, open enrollment, flexible scheduling and a generous make-up policy. Goldfish also offers weekly family swims and party packages. Cleveland East Side: 216-364-9090, Fairview: 440-333-5393, Hudson: 234-380-4400; goldfishswimschool.com
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
ZZZs in the Seas overnights, Fish Feeding Adventures, Small Fry sensory exploration and Stingray Art experiences — whether your daughter is a budding marine scientist or your son just loves sharks, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium offers interactive programs for kids who are inspired by the underwater world. Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com
i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today’s most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and ZIP lacrosse. Sign up now for fall programs being offered in multiple locations across Summit County, including Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Sagamore Hills. i9sports.com
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Students in grades first through fourth get their daily dose of science and nature at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s Explorers Club. Explore Huntington Reservation, learn from wildlife rehabilitation experts and tour the universe with resident astronomers. Take part in experiments using hands-on scientific equipment and STEM engineering tools. Bay Village, lensc.org
The Music Settlement
TMS is now serving two campuses – University Circle and Ohio City – with award-winning music instruction and music therapy (for all ages), and early childhood education, all with year-round enrollment options. Learn about TMS’s offerings and events, including its Ohio City Grand Opening Celebration on Aug. 26, by calling 216-421-5806 or visiting themusicsettlement.org.
North Coast Education Services
North Coast Education Services has conducted private, in-home tutoring for all ages since 1985. It offers more than 300 active tutors across Northeast Ohio with experience in a wide range of subjects, including both traditional methods and multi-sensory applications designed for students with learning disabilities. Also offered are SAT and ACT test prep and school district services. 800-335-7984, northcoasted.com
Talespinner Children’s Theatre
Every Saturday from Sept. 15 to Nov. 10, students from ages 3 to early teens develop communication skills, teamwork, confidence and creative expression through puppets, music, movement, improvisation, storytelling and acting. The eight-week sessions are composed of appropriate age groups. Ask about the sibling discount. Cleveland, 216-264-9680, talespinnerchildrenstheatre.org
Thrive Arts Center
Thrive Arts Center celebrates each child — beginning with Kindermusik and extending into instrument and voice lessons, dance, theatre and visual arts. It offers individually-curated experiences that allow your child to grow and learn and love what they do here. Thrive knows what makes hearts beat a little faster — how to find that on-switch that lights up faces — and staff looks forward to each and every opportunity to do just that. Enrolling now for fall classes and lessons. Beachwood, 216-991-1063, thrivearts.center
Total Education Solutions
Total Education Solutions partners with a variety of healthcare providers as well as public, charter and private schools to offer therapeutic and special education services online and in schools, homes, communities, and its own family-centered clinics. It also offers a variety of programs to help children with autism. Offices and clinic located in Fairlawn, 330-668-4041, tesidea.com