After-School Activities Guide 2016
The Santa Barbara Independent’s complete guide to After-School Activities in 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Don’t be sad, S.B. students; we just don’t wanna hear,
how summer was too short, and sleeping in will disappear.
Back to school is where it’s at, and after school is even better!
So choose a sport, practice an art, or study more, ’cuz you’re a go-getter.
Your parents need to know you’re happy after school,
and your brains could really benefit from after-school fuel.
So, let The S.B. Independent help you plan it all out,
because our support for families in the 805 is forever devout!
AHA! (Attitude. Harmony. Achievement.)
After-school groups for teens teach social-emotional intelligence and build community across lines of cliques, color, and socioeconomic status through an original curriculum that incorporates short learning segments, interactive discussion, council circle sharing, team-building games, community service, and creative projects. Interested families should attend one of the fall enrollment meetings on September 6 or 13, 4-5 p.m., or, September 15, 5-6 p.m. at the AHA! Office. A mandatory orientation will be held October 1, 10 a.m.-noon, at Jefferson Hall.
Creative Group: Mon., 3:30-5pm, Oct. 3, 2016-Jan. 9, 2017; Girls’ Group: Mon., 3:30-5pm and 5:30-7pm, Oct. 3, 2016-Jan. 9, 2017; Ally Training Group: Tue., 3:30-5pm, Oct. 4, 2016-Jan. 10, 2017; Wed., 3:30-5pm, Oct. 5, 2016-Jan. 11, 2017; Peace Builders: Thu., 3:30-5pm, Oct. 6, 2016-Jan. 12, 2017; Guys’ Group: Thu., 5:30-7pm, Oct. 6, 2016-Jan. 12, 2017; Dedicated Music: Fri., 3:30-5pm, Oct. 7, 2016-Jan. 13, 2017. Creative Group and Ally Training Group: Jefferson Hall, 1525 Santa Barbara St.; Peace Builders, Girls’ and Guys’ Group: AHA! Office, 1029 De la Vina St.; Dedicated Music: Notes for Notes, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. All groups are offered by donation. Ages 14-19. Call 770-7200 x3. ahasb.org
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Teen Center Program
The Girls Inc. Teen Center is the place for teens in grades 7-10 to make friends, have fun, and stay on top of academics while learning valuable life skills such as economic and media literacy. Free transportation is provided after school to the Teen Center. Financial assistance is available.
Mon.-Fri., school release time-6pm, starting Aug. 22. Goleta Valley Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $30-$50/week. Grades 7-10. Call 967-0319. girlsincsb.org.
LGBTQ and Ally Youth Group
This intersectional social support program provides a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and more youth and allies. We unpack LGBTQ+ equality, and also racial justice, gender equity, and more. Enhancing socio-emotional reflection, the group provides youth a weekly space to share, connect, and have fun. Events and activities, from Pride Prom to the 90 Days of Summer Program, are free and open to all.
Fri., 4-5:30pm, starting Sept. 2. Pacific Pride Foundation, 126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-10. Free. Ages 12-17. Call 963-3636 x117. tinyurl.com/ProudYouthProgram
Teen Arts Mentorship
This program offers in-depth arts enrichment for students interested in pursuing advanced study and careers in the arts. Mentorships help students produce quality portfolio work, gain experience, secure references, and take their talent to the next level. Offered this fall will be Video Essay Making, Dance on Camera, and Portfolio Prep for Art School.
Oct.-Nov., classes take place after school and/or on weekends within S.B. city limits in central locations. Free-$100. Ages 13-18. Call 965-7321 or email email@example.com. artsfundsb.org/teen-arts-mentorship
Teen Permaculture Apprenticeship
Cook with food you’ve grown, craft herbal medicines, dye with plants, tend to chickens, and beyond! Join in exploring the slow food and fiber movements, watersheds, alternative economics, and farm workers’ rights, while looking to solutions for a sustainable world.
Tue., 3:30-6pm, Sept. 13-Nov. 15. Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. $200/10 weeks. Ages 14-18. Call 967-7369. fairviewgardens.org
Building with LEGOs
On the second Wednesday of each month at the Montecito Library and the third Tuesday of each month at the Goleta Library, students are invited to take part in unstructured LEGO building with friends. Prompts will be provided, but imagination is encouraged. No registration is needed for this drop-in activity.
Second Wed. of the month, 3:30-4:30pm, Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Rd., Montecito.; third Tue. of the month, 3:30-4:30pm, Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Free. Ages 5+. sbplibrary.org
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara After-School Program
Girls Inc.’s structured programs, delivered by trained mentoring professionals, focus on the unique needs of girls and equip them to be strong, smart, and bold! Girls learn life skills and healthy living and participate in activities that are academically and socially enriching and supportive in a fun, safe, all-girl environment. For girls in grades 7-10, check out our Teen Center. Free transportation is provided after school to all locations.
Mon.-Fri., school release-6pm, starting Aug. 22. Santa Barbara Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St., 963-4017; Goleta Valley and Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta., 967-0319. $60/week part-time, $100/week full-time. Financial assistance and sibling discounts are available. Grades transitioning K-10. girlsincsb.org
Homeschoolers on the Farm
Homeschoolers on the Farm grow as confident, cooperative, and compassionate learners through the lens of gardening, ecology, and traditional earth-based skills. The curriculum is based on participants’ passions and budding interests and empowers students to take their learning past the farm and into their families and communities.
Wed., 9:30-noon, Sept. 28-Nov. 16. Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. $200/eight weeks. Ages 6-13. Call 967-7369. fairviewgardens.org
Makerspace and Take-It-Apart Tuesdays
Explore 3D scanning and printing, Minecraft building techniques, turntable soundlab, and more in Makerspace while Take-It-Apart Tuesdays, on the first Tuesday of each month, offer opportunities to learn about how things work, such as motors, computers, machines, and electronics.
Mon., 3-7pm. Both programs at S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call 564-5608. sbplibrary.org
Martial Arts Family Fitness–Santa Barbara’s Best of the Best After School Program
Attention, parents! Your kids will love this safe, fun, and exciting after-school program. Affordable tuition plans include weekly activities such as tumbling, karate, structured homework time, dance/performance classes, character education, daily fitness activities, arts and crafts, leadership development, and much more!
Mon.-Fri., 2:30-6pm. Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. Contact MAFF for tuition plan information. Ages 5-11. Call 963-6233. kickboxers.com
Poppins Family Services
PFS offers a caring after-school program, mentoring, tutoring, and art classes. There is an abundance of activities guided by Michele and many derived from the children’s interests, including the following: homework help, drawing, painting, collage, crafts, poetry, building, sewing, sports, water play, gardening, and time with the dogs and bunny.
Mon.-Thu. Grade K: 1:30-5:30pm; Grades 1-3: 2:30-5:30pm; Grades 4-6: 3-5:30pm; 3803 Connie Wy. $12.50/hr. (depends on chosen days). Tuition is calculated over nine months and averaged into consistent payments. There is a two-day minimum for children who have never been in the program. Grades K-6. Call 448-6289. poppinsfamilyservices.com
Rainbow School After-School Program
In addition to providing care to infants and toddlers and preschool and pre-K children, Rainbow School offers an after-school program for school-age children. In a relaxed and inviting environment, the children enjoy arts and crafts, cooking, special theme days, board games, outdoor activities and games, and homework time.
Mon.-Fri., 1:30-5:30pm (all-day care available during elementary school holidays). Rainbow School, 5689 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $31/day for kindergarten; $26/day for grade-schoolers; $41/all-day care. (Contact for infant, toddler, preschool, and pre-K rates.) Grades K-6. Call 964-4511. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. rainbowschoolsb.com
Rancho Palomino Personal Enrichment
This after-school program offers a variety of professional instruction in fine and cultural arts including dance, small-scale farming and sustainability, archery, cooking, baking, hand sewing, horseback riding, animal husbandry with all the rancho’s animals, and more, with pick up from all S.B., Montecito, and Goleta schools. Private lessons and homeschool groups are also available.
Mon.-Fri., starting Aug. 22. Ages 6-17. Rancho Palomino, 1051 Palomino Rd. Priced one to five days per week. Prices vary. Ages 6-18. Call 570-5075. ranchopalominosb.com
Read to a Dog
Patient, kind, and nonjudgmental furry friends love to be read to! This is a great way for new and/or reluctant readers to practice reading aloud. First come, first served.
Tue., 4-5pm, and Thu., 3-5pm; Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; 964-7878. Carpinteria, Buellton, and Solvang libraries schedules TBA. Free. sbplibrary.org
S.B. Family YMCA After-School Child Care Programs
Can your child dare to be awesome? Students will engage in a variety of special activities, including arts and crafts, tinkering with STEM, and outdoor play. Homework and snack time are also part of the day, and students will be cool and comfortable in our air-conditioned classroom.
Mon.-Fri. Grade K: 1:30-6:15pm, $650/full-time, $455/part-time; Grades 1-3: 2:30-6:15pm, $435/full-time, $315/part-time; Grades 4-6: 3-6:15pm, $410/full-time, $270/part-time. Hope Elementary, 3970 La Colina Rd. Monte Vista Elementary, 730 N. Hope Ave. Call 687-7720 x 274. ciymca.org/santabarbara
Wilderness Youth Project: Forest Preschool Nature-Based Program
WYP’s longtime director of early childhood programs, Kelly Villarruel, is leading a forest preschool where young children connect with nature through outdoor play, curiosity, and awareness. Developmentally appropriate routines include gratitude circles, games, songs, and crafts, all mirroring the patterns of surrounding nature.
Tue.-Fri., 9am-1pm. Semester 1: Aug. 30-Dec. 16. Semester 2: Jan.-June 2017. Tucker’s Grove Park at Kiwanis Meadow. $3,000/15 weeks, four days/week; $2,250/15 weeks, three days/week. Payment plans available. Ages 3-5. Call 964-8096. wyp.org/forest-preschool
Art, Dance, Theater and Music
The Adderley School for the Performing Arts’ After School Musical Theatre Program
Sing, dance, act, and shine in an exciting, fun-filled, confidence-boosting Adderley musical theater workshop! Under the leadership of Broadway veteran and TV actress Janet Adderley, kids and teens will be mentored in small groups and perform their favorite Broadway musicals, such as Grease, School of Rock, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, Teen Beach Movie, Frozen, Hairspray, and more! One- and two-hour workshops are available.
Thu.-Fri., 3:30-6:30pm; Sat., 10:30am-1:30pm; Sun., 1-4pm, starting Sept. 1. Adderley School for the Performing Arts, 316 State St., Ste. A. $500-$650/semester. Ages 3-14. Call 899-3680. theadderleyschool.com
After School Rock Band
Girls Rock S.B. offers after-school programming in music, photography, filmmaking and journalism. New for 2016 is a Taylor Swift Guitar Class.
Mon.-Fri., depending on chosen class. Crane School, 1795 San Leandro Ln.; S.B. Jr. High School, 721 E. Cota St.; Mackenzie Adult Bldg., Mackenzie Park, 3111 State St. $175-$350/12-week session; scholarships are available. Grades 2-12. Call 861-8128. girlsrocksb.org
Amplify After School Rock Band
Girls Rock S.B. will hold a 10-week program that encourages girls to be confident and follow their passions. Students will learn vocal, drums, guitar, bass, or keys; form bands; write original songs; and perform in a live showcase. This program is for teens with all levels of experience.
Tue., 3:30-6pm, begins Sept. 20. S.B. Jr. High, Rm. 123, 721 E. Cota St. $390; financial assistance is available. Ages 13-17. Call 861-8128. girlsrocksb.org
Art From Scrap Art Workshops
Guest artists will share an amazing project. Let your imagination run wild using reuse materials at Art From Scrap! It’s open to artists of all ages and abilities.
Sat., 10am-noon. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. Call 884-0459. exploreecology.org
This innovative new youth theater program is a judgment-free environment where students will collaborate together in small groups to create, write, and perform their own original plays. Exciting adventures in acting and improvisation, group brainstorming, and ensemble building develop and strengthen children’s self-confidence, conflict-resolution skills, social behaviors, creativity, and artistic abilities.
Thu., 3:30-5pm, starting Sept. 1 with a performance on Dec. 15. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $425/fall semester. Grades K-6. Email email@example.com. collabreations.org
The S.B. area’s premier DanceSport studio offers dance classes for kids and adults. They specialize in social and competitive ballroom dance for all ages. Whether you seek the best training for competition or just a fun way to get fit and learn some new steps, they will help.
Mon.-Sun. Times vary. S.B. Dance Ctr., 1046 Coast Village Rd., Ste. J., Montecito. $70-$150/month; prices vary depending on course. Ages 4+. Call 512-0332. sb.dancefeverstudio.com
Earthlight Pictures Filmmaking Teletraining
Instruction for all levels of animated and live-action motion picture production is available. All-live videoconference classes will be timed to match registrants’ schedules year-round.
Prices vary depending on format selected. Ages 10+. Call (503) 697-7914. earthlightpictures.com
Goleta School of Ballet
This school offers a solid foundation in classical ballet and is dedicated to teaching at all levels with a genuine fondness for music and dance. With annual performances, this comprehensive ballet training school has been teaching students in the community for 30 years.
Mon.-Fri., 3-7pm; Sat., 8:30am-12:30pm, starting Sept. 6. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. $50-$299/month ($30 yearly registration fee due upon enrollment). Ages 3-18. Call 328-3823. goletaschoolofballet.com
The Granada Theatre Video Workshop
Students learn to use video cameras and editing software to create short films for community nonprofits. Past projects have included videos for The Granada Theatre, S.B. Zoo, DAWG, and more. Participants can earn up to 48 hours of community service for the projects they create.
Mon. and Wed., 3:45-5:30pm, Aug. 29-Nov. 16. Winter session begins Nov. 28. S.B. County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd. $165. Grades 8-12. Call 452-7069. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gustafson Dance offers a full curriculum of ballet for all ages. There is a graduated program for children beginning at age 2½ with creative dance, followed by pre-ballet, and then eight levels of ballet. In addition, there is a graduated program of jazz. Student performances of The Nutcracker, Rudolph, and a story ballet will accompany the program.
Mon. and Sat., times vary, starting Sept. 12. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Rd. $370-$1,040. Ages 2½+. Call 563-3262 x1. gustafsondance.com
Jensen Music After School Music Lessons
Jensen Music offers after-school acoustic and electric guitar, bass, violin, mandolin, piano, banjo, and ukulele lessons. Lessons are one-on-one with experienced instructors for beginning and advanced players. It’s proven that when kids study music, they get better grades and have better social skills.
Mon.-Sun. Half-hour weekly lessons. Jensen Guitar & Music Co., 2830 De la Vina St. $30/lesson (sold by the month). Ages 7+. Call 687-4027. jensenguitar.com
Kindermusik with Kathy and Friends
Give your child the gift of music for life with Maestro Kathy Hayden and Kindermusik Educators, an award-winning music education program inspiring young minds through music, singing, drumming, storytelling, and movement for more than 19 years. Programs are available for Babies to Big Kids (8 years), as well as after-school, in-depth instrument instruction with music theory, piano, ukulele, guitar, recorder, singing-choir, creative dance, and more.
Begins Sept. 5. First United Methodist Church S.B., 305 E. Anapamu St.; St. Joseph’s Church, 1532 Linden Ave., Carpinteria; Goleta Valley Church, 595 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; Maravilla Senior Living Ctr., 5486 Calle Real, Goleta; new studio in Solvang. Prices vary. Ages 0-8. Call 680-0749. kindermusikwithkathy.com
Momentum Dance Company
S.B.’s newest dance studio and award-winning competitive dance company offers recreational dance classes for all ages: contemporary, ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, and acrobatics. Our dance instructors are dedicated to providing the highest level of dance education in a safe, judge-free zone.
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 29, 2016-June 16, 2017. Times vary. Adderley School for the Performing Arts, 316 State St., Ste. A. Prices vary. Ages 4+. Call 364-1638. momentumdancesb.com
Montecito School of Ballet
The Montecito School of Ballet offers after-school classes including pre-ballet, classical ballet, and contemporary dance. This school will present The Night Before Christmas in December and a year-end performance in June 2017. Teachers are certified in the Cecchetti method of ballet. Independent PE credit is available.
Mon.-Fri., 3:30-7pm; Sat., 11am-3pm, starting Aug. 24. Montecito School of Ballet, 529 E. Gutierrez St. $56-$186/month. Ages 4-18. Call 560-0597 (studio) or 451-0553 (cell). montecitoschoolofballet.com
Notes for Notes Studios
Aspiring young musicians will explore, create, and record music at either studio location. Studios are packed with electric and acoustic guitars, drums, keys/synthesizers, and more. Schedule lessons, and book rehearsal space and recording sessions.
Mon.-Fri., 3-7pm. Notes for Notes Studio West, 602 W. Anapamu St.; Notes for Notes Studio East, 632 E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call (888) 390-0493. notesfornotes.org
Santa Barbara Summer Stock Youth Theater Camp
For fall 2016, this camp will present an original script and production of Fractured Fairy Tales — A Comedy! It’s The Wizard of Oz meets Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, and many more of your favorite stories, all in one fractured fairy tale with romance, drama, and big-time laughs!
Sat., 9am-noon. Sept. 10-Dec. 10. S.B. Middle School, 1321 Alameda Padre Serra. Ages 6 ½-14. Call 403-0375. sbsummerstock.com
S.B. Dance Arts
Dance Arts has been inspiring confidence in young people for the last 19 years. They offer professional training for all levels and ages in a fun and nurturing environment. Classes include jazz, hip-hop, tap, Broadway, aerial, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, tiny tots, tumbling, and Disney Dance. There is also a performance company and competition team. Classes fill up quickly, so call now to register.
Mon.-Sat., Sept. 6 - May 23. Times vary. S.B. Dance Arts, 531 E. Cota St. Prices vary depending on course. Age 2+. Call 966-5299. sbdancearts.com
S.B. Festival Ballet
Bringing the gift of classical and modern ballet to our community for more than 50 years, S.B. Festival Ballet is dedicated to training through practicing safe and correct technique, developing artistry, and providing a supportive and dignified environment for your student. Creative-movement to pre-ballet to professional-level classes are offered. Students range from toddlers to adults, from serious preprofessionals to recreational dance lovers.
Mon.-Sat., starting Aug. 22. Times vary. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019 Chapala St., Ste. B. Prices vary depending on course. Ages 1½+. Call 966-0711. santabarbarafestivalballet.com
S.B. Museum of Art Fall After-School Classes: Ceramics
Learn the basic techniques of sculptural and functional ceramics, including hand building and wheel throwing in a fun and relaxed environment. Students will create simple clay forms and experiment with surface decoration and glazing techniques, inspired by the exhibition British Art from Whistler to World War Two.
Wed., Sept. 7-Dec.14. 3:30-5:30pm (no classes Nov. 16 and 23). SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. $300 members/$350 nonmembers. Ages 6-12. Call 884-6441. sbma.net/kidsfamilies
S.B. Museum of Art Fall After-School Classes: Figures, Portraits, Landscapes, and Dreamscapes
Create your own versions of figures, portraits, landscapes, and dreamscapes inspired by the paintings of British modernism. Students will use acrylic, watercolor, and pastel to create light and shadow in the soft, foggy colors of 20th-century London. Tear paper and blend pastel to create a nocturnal flower inspired by Paul Nash, and combine paper, cellophane, and wire to discover your own surrealist scene.
Tue., Sept. 6-Dec.13, 3:30-5:30pm (no classes Nov. 15 and 22). SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. $300 members/$350 nonmembers. Ages 5-12. Call 884-6441. sbma.net/kidsfamilies
S.B. Youth Music Academy
Come join a premier music school dedicated to excellence. You can join or form a band and perform in the community. Learn guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, horns, strings, vocals, songwriting, or engineering/producing. Financial assistance is available.
Mon.-Fri., 3:30-7pm. Living Faith Church, 4597 Hollister Ave. Band: $130/month; other options and rates also available. Ages 6-18. Call 699-5325. sbyma.org
S.B. Youth Music Academy Elementary Program
Learn how to play drums, guitar, bass, and keyboard and be a lead singer. Your child will experience performing with a band and singing in rocking choir. Performance is included!
Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon. Ages 6-12. $195/week. Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 21. Call 284-8407. sbyma.org
S.B. Youth Music Academy Rock of Ages Camp
Join a band for the summer. The program includes a music director, drums, amps, and full sound system for every band, as well as a performance!
Mon.-Fri., 1-4pm. Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle César Chávez, Ste. 21. $235/week. Ages 7-17. Call 284-8407. sbyma.org
This is the boutique variety of ballet school, where the focus is on the unique path of each student. All classes are taught by Miss Jen, the director and former principal ballerina, in a new studio where parents can watch through the full-length windows. Weekday classes are available for all levels by appointment. Saturday classes are open to drop-in students.
Pre-Ballet: Sat., 9-9:50am; ages 3-5. Ballet I: Sat., 10-10:50am; ages 6-9. Westside Dance, 2009 De la Vina St. $10/class. Call 637-8773. westsidedancesb.com
Young Singers Club
Weekly inclusive classes include solo and group training, voice lessons, coordinating choreography, microphone technique, and performance preparation and opportunities with recitals at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club.
Mon.-Thu., 3:30-6pm, Sept. 19-Nov. 12. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. $255-$300/quarter. Ages 5+. Call 681-7078. youngsingersclub.com
Young Singers Club Children’s Caroling Choirs
Weekly classes include vocal training, harmonizing, and preparation for caroling at various events, including the annual Downtown S.B. Holiday Parade.
Sept. 28-Dec. 16. Skylarks: Wed., 4:45-6pm; ages 7-10. Dynamics: Fri., 3:45-5:15pm; ages 10-12. Jr. High Choir: Fri., 3:45-5:15pm; ages 12+. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. $375/quarter. Call 681-7078. youngsingersclub.com
Sports and Nature
After-School Enrichment Soccer Programs
After-School Enrichment Programs by one. Soccer School are designed for elementary schoolchildren. Students will have fun developing the essential technical and tactical skills needed for soccer, improving their hand-eye coordination, and experiencing higher levels of fitness in a familiar and trusted school environment. Program lengths and costs vary.
Days and times vary. Mountain View Elementary, Washington Elementary, Montecito Union, Cold Spring, Peabody, Roosevelt Elementary, and Adams Elementary schools. $90+/session. Grades K+. Call 845-6801. onesoccerschools.com
After School Martial Arts
Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara instills confidence, discipline, and respect in your child in a fun and safe environment. Learn valuable life lessons, and make memories to last a lifetime!
Kids’ Class: Mon. and Wed., 5pm, ages 3-10. Teens & Tweens Class: Mon. and Wed., 6pm, ages 11-15. Aikido Kenkyukai, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. $99/six weeks (includes uniform). Call 870-5437. aki-usa.org/back-to-school-special
Buff Platt Golf Instruction Jr. Golf Players Club: Beginner & Intermediate Level
This class is designed to give students an understanding of the fundamentals of golf and how to practice them as well as on-course play, etiquette, and traditions of the game.
Beginner: Thu., Sept. 22-Nov. 10. Intermediate: Tue., Sept. 20-Nov. 8. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $200/eight-week session. Ages 7-14. Call 570-9853. buffplatt.com/firsttee.php
Buff Platt Junior Golf Coaching: Advanced Level
Coaching will focus on scoring aspects of the game, advanced putting, short game, and driver. While playing the course, students will cover course management, trouble shots, and green reading. Students will work to achieve their golf goals.
Sat., Sept. 24-Nov. 12, 8-10am. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $225/eight-week session. Ages 7-14. Call 570-9853. buffplatt.com/firsttee.php
Professor Chin has a natural gift as a teacher and will teach capoeira movements that combine everything from acrobatics movements to Brazilian drumming. The children will be challenged both physically and mentally in a very positive way while having fun.
Tue. and Thu., 4:15-5pm, ages 3-6; Mon. and Wed., 4pm, and Sat., 10am, ages 7-11; Mon. and Wed., 5pm, and Sat., 10am, ages 12+. Capoeira Sul da Bahia, 1230 State St., Ste. C. $55-$95/month. Call 637-5355. capoeirasantabarbara.com
Girls Inc. Gymnastics of Greater Santa Barbara Gymnastics
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Gymnastics offers recreational-level through competitive-level gymnastics, cheer and tumbling, birthday parties, camps, private lessons, and more for girls and boys!
Mon.-Sat., morning and afternoon classes, starting Aug. 29. Girls Inc. Santa Barbara Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St. Call for pricing. Call 963-4492. girlsincsb.org
Learn about horses through various activities, including riding lessons (English and Western), camps, play days, horsemanship training, horse training, rehabilitation, and more. All ages, disciplines, and skill levels are welcome.
After-school lessons begin in Sept. $60/lesson; $260/package of five lessons. Camps and play day prices vary by activity. Call 686-4137. horsemanshangout.com
Ice in Paradise Skating School
If you want to start playing hockey, learn to figure skate, or just have fun during public sessions, this is where it all starts. Skating Director Terry Tonius and skating school instructors will find the right place for you.
Tue., 4pm, and Sat., 11am (times may vary depending on age group). Sept. 20-Nov. 12. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. $145/eight-week session. All ages. Call 879-1550. iceinparadise.org
Ice in Paradise Youth Hockey
Learn to play ice hockey or develop your skills on a youth hockey team!
Schedule will depend on the program selected. Sept. 20-Nov. 12. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. Cost varies depending on program. Ages 4-18. Call 879-1550. Email email@example.com. iceinparadise.org
iSurf After-School Program
iSurf believes that the physical activity of surfing promotes a healthy mind and a happy child. The program offers two options; the first is to pick your child up from school and take them to various surf locations that are appropriate to their skill level and then return them home; and the second option is for the child to be dropped off and picked up at our stationary program located at Leadbetter Beach. A board and wet suit are included with every lesson.
Travel ASP option: Mon.-Fri., after school-6:30pm. Various locations. $70/session. Travel ASP; Stationary ASP option: Mon-Fri., 3:15-5:15pm, $30/session. Leadbetter Beach, Shoreline Dr. Ages 6-16. Call 699-5371. isurfschool.com
Kids Climbing Club
Kids Climbing Club is a three-class series that will introduce climbers to the world of rock climbing. The program is designed to teach safety and communication skills needed to be independent in the rock gym.
Sat., 10am-noon. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. $135-$150/three classes. Ages 6-9. Call 770-3225. sbrockgym.com/after-school-programs
Martial Arts Family Fitness: Leadership Skills and Confidence Building
Using martial arts as a tool, these classes will help your child develop important success skills like focus, discipline, and self-esteem. Age-specific classes are fun, safe, and interactive, assuring that each student builds not only physical strength but also flexibility, mindfulness, and resilience.
Begins Aug. 22. Tue. and Thu., 3pm, and Sat., 10am; ages 3-4. Tue. and Thu., 3:30pm, and Sat., 10:30am; ages 5-6. Tue. and Thu., 4:30pm, and Sat., 10:30am; ages 7-9. Mon. and Wed., 4pm, and Sat., 11am; ages 10-13. Martial Arts Family Fitness, 122 E. Gutierrez St. $99+/month. Call 963-6233. kickboxers.com
Montecito Family YMCA Inline Skate Class
The YMCA Skate Instructors bring quality instruction to this class. Your young skater will develop motor skills and better balance. Basic skills are at the core of this program, including stopping, turning, safe falling techniques, and street skating awareness.
Wed., 4:15-5:15pm. Fall I: Sept. 6-Oct. 23; Fall II: Oct. 24-Dec. 18 (no class the week of Nov. 21). Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $53-$91. Ages 5-12. Call 969-3288. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA NFL Youth Flag Football League
This flag football league provides rules that allow for maximum safety and involvement. The Montecito YMCA collaborates with YMCAs and other organizations with some games, including travel to Ventura or Santa Ynez. All teams wear NFL logo jerseys, and coaches are trained by YMCA staff. Registration ends August 29.
Practices are held at Montecito Union School, and games are played on Saturdays at various locations. Sept. 17-Nov. 12. Practices at Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $101-$131. Grades 2-8. Call 969-3288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA Otters Swim Team
The Y Swim Teams and Swimming Leagues offer swimmers of all ages and abilities the chance to refine their strokes and improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance through distance swimming, sprint swimming, and upper- and lower-body workouts.
Mon.-Fri. Fall I: Sept. 6-Oct. 7; Fall II: Oct. 10-Nov. 4; Fall III: Nov. 7-Dec. 16 (no classes the week of Nov. 21). Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $63-$95/session. Ages 3-12. Call 969-3288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito YMCA Youth Hip-Hop Dance
Youth will learn basic hip-hop skills and put together a routine to share with their families at the end of the session. Get moving in a fun and welcoming way!
Mon., 4:30-5:05pm. Fall I: Sept. 6-Oct. 23, registration begins Aug. 22; Fall II: Oct. 24-Dec. 18., registration begins Oct. 10. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $53-$91/session. Ages 6-9. Call 969-3288 or email email@example.com. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito YMCA Youth Soccer Class
Kids will develop fundamental skills in a positive and fun environment. Classes will provide a variety of drills and small games so that children can apply what they have learned. Sportsmanship and core values are the foundation of all Montecito YMCA youth sports programs. Cleats and shin guards are encouraged.
Wed., 4:30-5:30pm. Sept. 14-Nov. 2. Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Rd. $59-$81/session. Ages 6-8. Call 969-3288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA Youth Swimming
Imagine watching your child swim across the pool for the first time, or learn a new stroke that they didn’t think they could ever do. When your kids take a swim lesson with the Y, they will gain confidence and learn new skills in a fun, caring environment, as well as staying active and healthy!
Mon.-Thu., 3-5:45pm, and Sat., 11:15am-1:30pm. Fall I: Sept. 6-Oct. 23; Fall II: Oct. 24-Dec. 18. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $69-$126/session. Ages 3-12. Call 969-3288 or email email@example.com. ciymca.org/montecito
Ocean Explorers After School Program
Youth will interact with the ocean to learn about conservancy, marine animals, ocean safety, water quality and marine debris, sustainable farming, and marine ecology while having fun. Activities will include variations of kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, beach play, and cleanups, with monthly trips to the S.B. Museum of Natural History Sea Center and S.B. Maritime Museum.
Mon. and Wed., 3:30-5:30pm, starting Aug. 22. Paddle Sports Ctr. & Save the Mermaids, 117 Harbor Wy., Ste. B. $30/session; $240/month. Ages 7-14. Call 617-3425. paddlesportsca.com/camps
Page Youth Center Basketball Clinic
Young b-ballers will refine their skills on the court with PYC’s guided basketball clinics.
Girls: Tue., 3:45-5pm, Sept. 6-Oct. 11. Boys: Thu., 3:45-5pm, Sept. 8-Oct. 13. $100. Grades 2-8. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778. pageyouthcenter.org
Page Youth Center Coed Volleyball Clinic
Practice your bump, set, and spike techniques this fall with PYC’s coed volleyball clinics.
Wed., 3:45-5pm, Sept. 7-Oct. 12. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. $100. Grades 2-8. Call 967-8778. pageyouthcenter.org
PGA Junior Golf Camp at Glen Annie: Full Day Camp
Junior golfers will improve their technical skills and develop strong course-management skills as they are placed in smaller groups based on their experience levels. Each day kicks off with three hours of hands-on instruction and includes drills, training exercises, and skill-development-inspired games followed by lunch and nine holes of course play with a PGA professional.
Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm, Aug. 8-12. Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd. $500. Ages 9-16. Call 968-6400.
PGA Junior Golf Camp at Glen Annie: Half Day Camp
Golfers will learn in a fun, supportive, positive environment as they are placed in smaller groups based on their experience level. For three hours each day, campers learn and hone their skills with a strong emphasis placed on golf’s fundamentals as well as fun! The use of golf teaching technologies will be utilized, with a camper update sent to parents throughout the week to share accomplishments.
Mon.-Fri., 9am-12pm, Aug. 8-12. Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd. $275. Ages 6-13. Call 968-6400.
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SBBIKE)
Programs are taught by certified League Cycling Instructors who will teach participants safe riding skills, bike maintenance, and self-confidence while exploring our community by bicycle. They will become “drivers” of a bicycle. Registered students who do not have a bike can earn a refurbished one from Bici Centro.
Pedal Power at Goleta Valley Jr. High: Tue. and Wed., 2:35-4:05pm, starting Sept. 20 (six-week session); Goleta Valley Jr. High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd. $20 registration fee; ages 10+. Bike Club at S.B. High School (SBici): Thu., 3-4:30pm, during school year; S.B. High School, 917 N. Nopal St. (next to MAD Academy); free; ages 14-18. Call 699-6301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. sbbike.org
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Children’s Ballet
This popular children’s ballet class is taught by Susan Manchak.
Friday Children’s Ballet: Fri., 4-5pm. Sept. 23-Oct. 28, $60-$66. Nov. 4-Dec. 9, $50-$55. Ages 6-10. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call 897-2519. santabarbaraca.gov/childrensballet
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Family Martial Arts with Chris Millner
Children will develop flexibility, coordination, balance, and control using kung fu workouts and traditional “forms” of self-defense. Family members are encouraged (but not required) to participate in this class. Purchase a 12-session punch card from the Carrillo Recreation Center.
Mon., Wed., and Sat., 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 19-Oct. 20, Oct. 31-Dec.10, Jan. 4-Feb. 11, 2017, and Feb. 13-Mar. 25, 2017. $105-$116. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Ages 7-12. Call 897-2519. santabarbaraca.gov/familymartialarts
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Kids’ Yoga with Lauren Vukicevich
Kids’ Yoga is designed to inspire a positive connection within and between children as well as having countless social, physical, and emotional benefits that will carry over into the rest of their lives!
Tue., 5:30-6:30, Sept. 13-Oct. 18; $70-$77. Sat., 11:15am-12:15pm, Sept. 17-Oct. 22; $58-$64. Tue. and Sat., Nov. 1-Dec. 10, 5:30-6:30pm; $110-$121. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Ages 7-12. Call 897-2519. santabarbaraca.gov/kidsyoga
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Kidz Love Soccer
This popular program provides fun, organized soccer classes and camps for children ages 2-12 years in a lively, positive, and safe environment for kids to learn how to play soccer while developing a lifelong love for soccer and sports.
Soccer 1: Techniques and Teamwork: Wed., 3:45-4:30pm, Sept. 21-Nov. 9; Sat., 10:20-11:05am, Sept. 24-Nov. 12; $104-$114; ages 5-6. Soccer 2: Skillz and Scrimmages: Sat., 11:05-11:50am, Sept. 24-Nov. 12; $104-$114; ages 7-10. Soccer 3: Match Play: Sat., 11:05-11:50am, Sept. 24-Nov. 12; $104-$114; ages 10-12. Dwight Murphy Field, Niños Dr. and Por La Mar. Call 564-5422. santabarbaraca.gov/kidzlovesoccer
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Little Dragons Youth Martial Arts with Chris Millner
Kids will learn the 12 animal movements of kung fu in three different class levels. At this age, the animal movements help children develop body awareness and self-confidence. All students receive patches and belts for their achievements. Purchase a 12-session punch card from the Carrillo Recreation Center.
Mon., Wed., and Sat.; Aug. 1- Sept. 10, Sept. 19-Oct. 29, Oct. 31-Dec.10, Jan. 4-Feb.11, 2017, and Feb. 13-Mar. 25, 2017. Beginner Kung Fu: 3:30-4pm. Intermediate Kung Fu: 4-4:30pm. $72-$79. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Ages 4-6. Call 897-2519. santabarbaraca.gov/littledragons
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rhythmic gymnastics is an Olympic sport that combines elements of gymnastics, dance, and apparatus such as hoops, balls, ropes, and ribbons. Registration is offered in a variety of ways; please see each course below for details.
Sept. 24-Oct. 29. Developmental Rhythmic Gymnastics: Sat., 10:15-11am; $48-$53; ages 3-5; registration online. Introduction to Rhythmic Gymnastics: Fri., 3:30-5:10pm, $99-$193; ages 5-12; registration with six- or 12-session punch cards. Rhythmic Gymnastics Level 1: Sat., 11:30am-2:30pm; $25/class; ages 5-12; registration drop-in only. Rhythmic Gymnastics Level 2: Tue. and Thu.., 3:30-5:10pm; $99-$193; ages 5-12; registration with six- or 12-session punch cards. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. Call 897-2519. santabarbaraca.gov/rhythmicgymnastics
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Surf Camp for Kids
This is a beginning-level surf camp that follows the summer swells around S.B. County. These camps are the perfect place for kids to meet other kids, cheer each other on, and gain self-confidence while playing games, participating in beach cleanups, and learning the fundamentals of surfing.
Mon.-Wed., 9am-4pm, Nov. 21-23; $210-$231. Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm, Dec. 19-23; $350-$385. Cabrillo Bathhouse, 1118 Cabrillo Blvd. Ages 5-17. Call 897-2680. santabarbaraca.gov/surfcampkids
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Tennis–Aces with Chris McBride–Youth Beginner
Kids learn basic hand-eye coordination, are exposed to stroke production, and learn through the use of fun on-court games. This class is taught by PTR-certified instructor Chris McBride. Rackets available upon request.
Mon., 4:15-5pm, Sept. 19-Oct. 24; Wed., 4:15-5pm, Sept. 21-Oct. 26; Thu., 3:30-4:15pm, Sept. 22-Oct. 27; Mon., 4:15-5pm, Nov. 7-Dec. 12; Wed., 4:15-5pm, Nov. 9-Dec. 14; Thu., 3:30-4:15pm, Nov. 10-Dec. 15. Municipal Tennis Courts, Old Coast Hwy. and 1414 Park Pl. $76-$84. Ages 7-9. Call 564-5573. santabarbaraca.gov/acestennis
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Tennis–Hot Shots High School Bound
Tennis students with the appropriate skill level for Hot Shots already possess dependable ground strokes and serving ability. The player has begun to master the use of power and spins, volleys, and depth of shots. This class will help improve consistency and footwork and is taught by PTR-certified instructor Chris McBride.
Tue., 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 20-Oct. 25; Nov. 8-Dec. 13. Municipal Tennis Courts, Old Coast Hwy. and 1414 Park Pl. $76-$84. Ages 12-16. Call 564-5573. santabarbaraca.gov/hotshotstennis
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Tennis - Racqueteers with Chris McBride–Youth Advanced Beginner
Students with the appropriate age and skill level for Racqueteers with Chris McBride can complete rallies with ground strokes. Additional instruction will increase stroke power and improve footwork as well as refine serves and volleys for advanced-level play.
Tue., 3:30-4:30pm, Sept. 20-Oct. 25; Thu., 4:30-5:30pm, Sept. 22-Oct. 27; Tue., 3:30-4:30pm, Nov. 8-Dec. 13; Thu., 4:30-5:30pm, Nov. 10-Dec. 15. Municipal Tennis Courts, Old Coast Hwy. and 1414 Park Pl. $76-$84. Ages 10-14. Call 564-5573. santabarbaraca.gov/tourneyboundtennis
Santa Barbara Premier Water Polo Club
Discover the fun of water polo! We offer programs to all levels, and we compete in a range of recreational to highly competitive tournaments. Whether you want to compete at the elite level or just have fun and play, we would love to have you as part of our community. There are separate teams for boys and girls, classes for different age groups, and an Intro to Water Polo class that teaches the basics.
Ages 6-18. Locations include Dos Pueblos High School Pool, San Marcos High School Pool, S.B. High School Pool, and the UCSB Campus Pool. Dues vary with age and group level. Scholarships are available. Call 746-4870. sbpremierwaterpolo.com
S.B. Soccer Club Players’ Academy After-School Program
The Players’ Academy is delivered by nationally certified educators and held in conjunction with area soccer organizations. The program offers players a soccer education platform for life. The program incorporates technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of player development with a “holistic” approach to your child’s lifelong growth.
Four seven-week sessions, Fri., starting Sept. 9 and Oct. 28, 2016, and Feb. 10, 2017. Primo: 3:30-4:30pm; $80-85/session; ages 3-5; Choice: 4:30-6pm; $120/session; ages 6-9. Location: TBD. Email email@example.com. playersacademy.net
S.B. Tennis Club Jr. Development Program
Participants will be introduced to the awesome sport of tennis and learn the latest cutting-edge techniques. All players will receive coaching so they can excel and take their game to a higher level in a fun and exciting environment.
Begins Aug. 29. Beginners: Tue. and Thu., 3:30-4:30pm; ages 4-10. Intermediate/Advanced: Tue. and Thu., 4:30-6pm; ages 10-15. Advanced High performance: Mon. and Wed., 3:30-5:30pm; ages 8-18. S.B. Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. Call 680-4941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sol Soccer Free Play Days
Girls will play fun and age-appropriate soccer games, participate in team-building activities, and actively participate in healthy competition. Each session is led by experienced, friendly, certified soccer coaches. This is a great opportunity to meet the coaches and experience the club.
Thu., 4:30-5:30pm, girls born 2005-2008. Thu., 5:30-6:30pm, girls born 2004 and older. Sept. 1-Dec. 8. La Colina Jr. High School, 4025 Foothill Rd. Free. Ages 7-18. Call 570-0270. solsoccer.org
Sol Soccer Independent Player Program
Girls will participate in team-building activities and actively participate in healthy competition. Each session is led by experienced, friendly, certified soccer coaches. Games focus on individual improvement and teamwork by emphasizing fun, effort, and risk taking. This is a great opportunity to meet the coaches and experience the club.
Mon. and Wed., 5-6:30pm, starting Aug. 22. La Colina Jr. High School, 4025 Foothill Rd. $200. Grades 8-12. Call 570-0270. solsoccer.org
Surf Happens After-School Program
These weekly training sessions are for beginning, intermediate, and advanced surfers looking to improve their surfing and catch a ride to the premier spots with friends. Each vehicle transports no more than four surfers to any given spot with a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio. Participants are picked up from school and dropped off at home after each session. Video and still photography and coaching is provided. A stationary class located at Leadbetter Beach is also offered
Mon.-Fri., 2:30-6:30pm, starting Aug. 29. $50-$100/session. Ages 6-15. Independent PE option for junior and high school students. Call 966-3613. surfhappens.com
Swell Club Junior Tennis Clinics
Swell Club instructors will help beginners and intermediates (Junior Stars, Futures, and Challengers) learn to rally, participate in fun games and drills, and develop athletic skills. Advanced players (Junior Performance and COAC Academy) will learn the winning patterns of play, how to beat pushers and moonballers, advanced footwork skills, and more.
Junior Stars: Mon. and Wed., 3:30-4:30pm; ages 6-8. Futures: Mon. and Wed., 3:30-5pm; ages 8-10. Challengers: Tue. and Thu., 3:30-5pm; ages 8+. Junior Performance: Tue. and Thu., 2-3:30pm; ages 9+. COAC Academy: Mon. and Wed., 2-3:30pm; ages 13+. Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. $150-$280/month. Call 964-7762 or email email@example.com. coac.swellclubs.com
Swell Club Swim Lessons
Swell Club instructors are highly qualified with backgrounds in competitive swimming, water polo, and triathlons. Using their experience and knowledge, they instruct proper stroke technique and water-safety skills for all levels. Children will be assigned to the instructor that matches their needs and personality. All lessons are scheduled by appointment.
30-minute sessions. $33-$38. Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Call 964-7762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. coac.swellclubs.com
Swell Club Swim Team
Swell Club instructors divide students into groups based on experience to teach proficiency in the four competitive strokes to help improve technique through regular swim sets and help build endurance and speed.
Pre Swim: Mon.-Fri., 3:30-4pm; ages 5-8. Novice Swim: Mon.-Fri., 3:30-4:15pm; ages 7-12. Age Group: Mon.-Fri., 4:15-5:30pm; ages 9-14. $65-$115/month. Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta. Call 964-7762 or email email@example.com. coac.swellclubs.com
This 10-week program will teach teen climbers everything from beginner climber safety and climbing techniques to advanced bouldering skills. Skilled staff will support the climbing goals of each participant by providing individual coaching and a positive learning experience.
Tue., 4:30-6:30pm. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. $360-$400/eight-week session. Ages 10-15. Call 770-3225. sbrockgym.com/after-school-programs
Wilderness Youth Project: Afterschool Nature-Based Program
Each week, explore resource-rich locations such as the creeks, beaches, and open spaces in S.B.’s abundant front country. Activities include child-centered exploration, awareness games, and the building of naturalist skills. This nature-based mentoring curriculum combines experience in nature with a hands-on learning process.
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 29-Oct. 21. Various meet-up spots (Montecito, S.B., and Goleta), then different locations each week, via 15-passenger van. $365; Scholarship Level 1, $310; Scholarship Level 2, $245. Deeper scholarships available. Grades K-8. Call 964-8096. wyp.org
Youth Climbing Teams
Young climbers will be able to cool off after a long day at school by being active and learning the basics of climbing.
Mon. and Wed., 4-6pm. S.B. Rock Gym, 322 State St. $170/month. Call 770-3225. sbrockgym.com
Zodo’s After School Special
School is back in session, and that means Zodo’s After School Special is here! The special includes one game of bowling, one shoe rental, and additional games of bowling that are only $2 each. Also, Kidz Food Specials are available while you bowl.
Mon.-Fri., 2:30-5pm, starting Sept. 5. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. $6. Ages 17 and under. Call 967-0128. zodos.com/open-bowling/after-school-special
Tutoring and Education
After School Languages
This educational program was designed by professional linguists and translators to expose children to the world’s most spoken languages such as Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, German, and American Sign Language, using games and fun activities. English as a second language, and private tutoring are also available. This program partners with numerous elementary schools throughout S.B. County.
For days, times, and start date, contact After School Languages. Grades K-6. Call 699-6705. afterschoollanguages.com
California Learning Center of Santa Barbara
CLC is a full-service tutoring, SAT/PSAT/ACT/AP-test-prep, test-proctoring, and college-counseling resource center. Every student will receive customized instruction to meet their individual needs, directed by a credentialed teacher and a certified college counselor. We offer a variety of college advising programs and educational consulting, which includes study skills and time management.
Mon.-Sat, flexible hours. California Learning Ctr., 3324 State St., Ste. L. Prices vary depending on the program. Grades K-college. Call 563-1579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. clcsb.com
Dubin Learning Center
This Santa Barbara educational leader for more than 30 years has partnered with hundreds of families to help children reach their potential and achieve their goals. Evaluations, Educational Therapy by Board Certified Therapists, Test Prep Sessions, and parent support meet the needs of students with learning differences, dyslexia, and attention deficit.
Mon.-Sat. 8:30am-6:30pm. Dubin Learning Ctr., 112 W. Cota St. $75-$90/hour. Grades K-college. Call 962-7122. dubinlearningcenter.com
Free Homework Help
Library staff and trained volunteers will assist students with understanding and completing homework assignments as well as offer reading support. Each session is first come, first served.
20-minute sessions, Mon., Tue., and Thu., 3:30-6:30pm, and Wed., 2:30-6:30pm. S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Call 564-5603. Carpinteria Library Homework Support and Computer Access: Mon.-Thu., 1:30-5:30pm. Carpinteria Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. Free. Call 684-4314. Free. Grades K-6. sbplibrary.org
Gateway Educational Services After-School Tutoring
GES offers assessment-based assistance for all grade levels and designated subject tutoring for all areas of math, reading comprehension, writing, and exam preparation.
Mon.-Thu., 1-6:30pm. Gateway Educational Services, 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C. Prices based on sliding scale. Grades K-12. Call 895-1153. gatewaycamps.com
Kumon Math & Reading Center
Supplemental math and reading programs are available for students to achieve their full potential. Schedule a free placement test.
Mon. and Thu., 2-6pm. Kumon of S.B., 3230 State St., Ste. B. $140/month per subject. Grades pre-K-high school. Call 687-5944. kumon.com
Tutor: Math and Chemistry
Adam Taft, MS, is a math tutor and academic coach specializing in all levels of math up to pre-calculus. If academics are a struggle or organization and getting work in on time are challenging, this one-on-one academic coaching will help.
Sessions are scheduled as needed. 123 W. Padre St., Ste. C. $60/hr. Grades K-12. Call 284-6114. catalyst4changesb.com