I know, I know, it’s that time of year,
When summer fades away and the school year appears.
Gone are the days of sleep and hanging,
All in exchange for school bells clanging.
There’s one bright light when the day is done,
It happens after school, and it’s crazy, cool fun.
In these pages of the Indy Guide,
Find an activity you haven’t tried.
Martial arts, biking, gymnastics,
or dance, Get on a surfboard, yeah, take a chance.
Learn a language, play basketball,
Golf, swim, tennis, kick a soccer ball.
And for those of you feeling a bit analytical,
Take prep tests for college, get a tutor — no one’s critical.
This community is excited to take care of you,
After a long, hard day of learning is through.
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 5 or September 12, 4-5 p.m., or September 7, 5-6 p.m., at the AHA! Office. A mandatory orientation for teens and parents will be held September 30, 10 a.m.-noon, at Jefferson Hall on the campus of the Unitarian Society of S.B.
Creative Group: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017-Jan. 8, 2018, 3:30-5pm. Girls’ Group: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017-Jan. 8, 2018, 3:30-5pm and 5:30-7pm. Ally Group: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017-Jan. 9, 2018, 3:30-5pm; Wed., Oct. 4, 2017-Jan. 10, 2018, 3:30-5pm. Peace Builders: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017-Jan. 11, 2018, 3:30-5pm. Guys’ Group: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017-Jan. 11, 2018, 5:30-7pm. Music Group: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017-Jan. 12, 2018, 3:30-5pm. Creative Group, Ally Group, and Peace Builders: Jefferson Hall, 1525 Santa Barbara St. Girls’ and Guys’ Groups: AHA! Office, 1209 De la Vina St, Ste A. Music Group: 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 S.B. Teen Program
The Girls Inc. Teen Center is the place for teens in grades 7-10 this fall. This pro-girl environment focuses on leadership development, community engagement, college prep, and STEM activities. Free transportation is provided after school to the Teen Center.
Mon.-Fri., starting Aug. 21, school release time-6pm. Goleta Valley Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $30-$50/week; financial assistance and sibling discounts are available. Grades 7+. Call 967-0319. girlsincsb.org
Proud LGBTQ and Ally Youth Group
This intersectional social support program provides a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and more youth. Straight and cisgender allies are welcome as well. 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 Proud Prom to the 90 Days of Summer Program, are free and open to all.
Fri., starting Sept. 15, 4-5:30pm. Pacific Pride Foundation, 126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-10. Call 963-3636. First Tue. of the month, 3:30-5pm, starting Oct. 3. Santa Maria, location TBD. Free. Ages 12-17. 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 Storyboarding, Animation, and Video Storytelling.
Oct.-Nov. Classes take place after school or on weekends in central locations within S.B. city limits. $100. Ages 13-18. Call 965-7321 or email email@example.com. artsfundsb.org/teen-arts-mentorship
Girls Inc. of Greater S.B. 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., starting Aug. 21, school release-6pm. Santa Barbara Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St., 963-4017; Goleta Valley Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., Goleta., 967-0319. $65-$75/week part-time, $110-$120/week full-time; financial assistance and sibling discounts are available. Grades transitioning K-6. girlsincsb.org
Poppins Family Services
Michele Martin, elementary school teacher and director/owner, offers an after-school program that provides snacks, time to unwind, assistance with homework, and a combination of student- and director-chosen activities. The span of age ranges benefits varying academic, social, and emotional needs. The children’s personal connections with each other will develop confidence and reinforce skills. Two kid-friendly dogs and a bunny add to the love and playfulness of this program. Mentoring, academic tutoring, and art classes are also available.
Mon.-Thu. Grades 1-3: 2:30-5:30pm. Grades 4-6: 3-5:30pm. 3803 Connie Wy. Call for hourly rates; monthly rates depend on individual schedule (two- to four-day options available). 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. $32.50/day for kindergarten; $27.50/day for grade-schoolers; $42.50/all-day care. (Contact for infant, toddler, preschool, and pre-K rates.) Grades K-6. Call 964-4511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. rainbowschoolsb.com
Rancho Palomino Personal Enrichment
This after-school program offers 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 of Rancho’s rescued animals, and more, with free pickup from all S.B., Montecito, and Goleta schools. Private lessons and homeschool groups are also available.
Mon.-Fri., starting Sept. 4. Rancho Palomino, 1051 Palomino Rd. Prices online for one to three days per week. Ages 6-15. Call 570-5075. ranchopalominosb.com
S.B. Family YMCA After-School Care
The Y’s state-licensed after-school childcare program is designed with the working parent in mind. The Y helps your child realize their potential through a curriculum encouraging strong character development. With mature, caring, and professional staff, your child will love participating in a variety of activities like sports, crafts, field trips, and swimming. Full-time enrollment comes with a facility membership for your whole family!
Mon.-Fri. Grade K: 1:30-6:15pm. $155/full-time; $110/part-time (one to three days per week). Grades 1-3: 2:30-6:15pm. $105/week, full-time; $75/week part-time (one to three days per week). Grades 4-6: 3-6:15pm. $100/week, full-time; $65/week part-time (one to three days per week). Hope Elementary, 3970 La Colina Rd. Monte Vista Elementary, 730 N. Hope Ave. Call 687-7720. ciymca.org/santabarbara
Wilderness Youth Project: Afterschool Nature-Based Program
Each week, children will explore resource-rich locations such as the creeks, beaches, and open spaces of S.B.’s abundant front country. Activities include child-centered exploration, awareness games, and building naturalist skills. This nature-based mentoring curriculum combines experience in nature with a hands-on learning process.
Mon.-Thu., Aug. 28-Oct. 20, 3-6pm. Various meet-up spots (Montecito, S.B., and Goleta), then different locations each week, via 15-passenger van. $245-$365; scholarships available. Grades K-8. Call 964-8096. wyp.org
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 Moana, Sing, Peter Pan, Descendants 2, Mary Poppins, and more! One- and two-hour workshops are available.
Mon., Wed., and Thu., 3:30-6:30pm; Sun., 12:30pm-1:30pm; starting Sept. 25. Adderley School for the Performing Arts, 316 State St., Ste. A. $510-$660/semester. Ages 4-14. Call 899-3680. theadderleyschool.com
More than talent and performance, we’re about creation, teamwork, and always having a blast! Students will unleash their imagination and silliness as they work together to create their own original piece of theater, which they perform at the end of the session. In this judgment-free environment, self-confidence skyrockets, teamwork flourishes, and new friendships thrive!
Days, times, and locations vary. $20-$25/class. Grades 1-6. Email email@example.com. collabreations.org
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 to adult. 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 31 years.
Mon.-Fri., 3-7pm; Sat., 8:30am-12:30pm; starting Sept. 5. Goleta School of Ballet, 303 Magnolia Ave., Goleta. $54-$330/month ($30 yearly registration fee due upon enrollment). Ages 3-18. Call 328-3823. goletaschoolofballet.com
The Granada Theatre Video/Multimedia 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., Aug. 28-Nov. 15, 3:45-5:30pm. Winter session begins Nov. 27. S.B. County Education Office, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd. $165. Grades 8-12. Call 452-7069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gustafson Dance Fall 2017 Dance Program
Gustafson Dance offers a full curriculum of ballet for all ages. There is a graduated program for children beginning at age 2 with creative dance, followed by pre-ballet, and then eight levels of ballet. In addition, there is a graduated program of jazz. Each year, ballet students perform in the State Street Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Granada, while the Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, and Jazz students perform in Rudolph at the Lobero with the State Street Ballet Young Dancers. The school year culminates with a spring production for the entire school at the Lobero.
Mon. and Sat., starting Sept. 11, times vary. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Rd. $370-$1,040. Ages 2+. 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 20 years. Programs are available for Babies to Big Kids (9 years), as well as after-school, in-depth instrument instruction with music theory, piano, ukulele, dulcimer, recorder, xylophones, singing, creative dance, and more.
Classes year-round. First United Methodist Church S.B., 305 E. Anapamu St.; Goleta Valley Church, 595 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; Maravilla Senior Living Ctr., 5486 Calle Real, Goleta; Casa Dorinda, 800 Hot Springs Rd.; Santa Ynez Valley Studio, 1669 Fir Ave., Ste. 4, Solvang. Prices vary. Ages 0-9. Call 455-8226. kindermusikwithkathy.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. Ages 10-18. Call (888) 390-0493. notesfornotes.org
S.B. Dance Arts
Celebrate S.B. Dance Arts’ 20th season of dance in S.B. Classes include jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, aerial, contemporary, lyrical, mini moves, tumbling, and Disney Dance. There are performance companies and a competition team for ages 6+. S.B. Dance Arts offers so much more than dance, and the studio gives kids a place to belong. Come for class; stay for community! Classes are filling fast — sign up today!
Mon.-Sat., Sept. 5, 2017-May 23, 2018, times vary. S.B. Dance Arts, 531 E. Cota St. Prices vary depending on course. Ages 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. 21, times vary. S.B. Festival Ballet, 1019 Chapala St., Ste. B. Prices vary depending on course. Ages 3+. Call 966-0711. santabarbarafestivalballet.com
S.B. Museum of Art Fall After-School Ceramics Class
Learn the basic techniques of sculptural and functional ceramics, including hand-building and wheel-throwing, in a fun and relaxed environment. Students create simple clay forms and experiment with surface decoration and glazing techniques, inspired by the exhibit Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now.
Wed., Sept. 13-Dec. 13 (no class on Nov. 22), 3:30-5:30pm. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. $300-$350. Ages 7-14. Call 884-6441. sbma.net/kidsfamilies
S.B. Museum of Art Fall After-School Class
Inspired by the multisensorial work of Brazilian artist Valeska Soares, explore a range of themes and artistic techniques using the senses. Students experiment with light, sound, scent, and touch to create unique sculptural installations and then adapt this collaboration into personal mementos, incorporating text, memories, images, and found objects.
Tue., Sept. 12-Dec. 12 (no class on Nov. 21), 3:30-5:30pm. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. $300-$350. Ages 5-12. Call 884-6441. sbma.net/kidsfamilies
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 confidence-building classes include solo and group training, voice lessons, choreography, microphone technique, and performance preparation, with recital opportunities at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club and other locations. Various 50-minute classes are available.
Mon.-Thu., Sept. 18-Nov. 11, 3:30-6pm. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. $255-$305/quarter. Ages 5+, 7+, 9+, and 11+. Call 280-9802. youngsingersclub.com
Young Singers Club Children’s Caroling Choirs
Weekly practices include professional vocal training, harmonizing, and preparation for costumed caroling at various events, including the Annual Downtown S.B. Holiday Parade.
Sept. 19-Dec. 16. Skylarks: Thu., 4:40-6:10pm. Ages 7-10. Dynamics: Wed., 4:10-6:10pm. Ages 10-12. Jr. High Choir: Tue., 5:30-6:30pm. Ages 12+. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. $355/quarter. Call 280-9802. youngsingersclub.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., 5:45pm. Ages 11-15. Aikido Kenkyukai, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. $99/six weeks (includes uniform). Call or text 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.
Tue., Sept. 19-Nov. 7, or Thu., Sept. 21-Nov. 9. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $200/eight-week session. Ages 7-14. Call 570-9853. buffplatt.com
Buff Platt Jr. 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. 23-Nov. 11, 9-11am. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $225/eight-week session. Ages 7-14. Call 570-9853. buffplatt.com
Professor Chin has a natural gift as a teacher and will teach capoeira movements that combine everything from acrobatic movements to Brazilian drumming. The children will be challenged both physically and mentally in a very positive way while having fun.
Tue., 4:30-5:15pm, 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. $16-$95/month. Call 637-5355. capoeirasb.com
Girls Inc. 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, afternoon, and evening classes, starting Aug. 28. Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Gymnastics Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St. Call for pricing. Ages 18 months-18. Call 963-4492. girlsincsb.org
Glen Annie Golf Club
Glen Annie junior golf programs offer year-round learning opportunities for boys and girls and provide the chance for young golfers to improve their skills in a safe and caring atmosphere.
Year-round. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-12 , 2:30pm. Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd., Goleta. Prices vary. Ages 6-17. Call 968-6400. glenanniegolf.com/juniors_club/
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); Aug. 29-Oct. 21. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. $145/eight-week session. All ages. Call 879-1550 or email email@example.com. iceinparadise.org
Ice in Paradise Youth Hockey
Learn to play ice hockey or develop your skills on a youth hockey team! Students may join the American Development Model (ADM; entry-level players) or the Goleta Youth Hockey League (GYHL).
ADM: Sat., 8:45am; GYHL: practice Tue., 4pm, ages 10 and under, or Fri., 5pm, ages 10 and over, with games on Sun.: Minors, 10 or 11:15am; Majors, 12:15pm. Open enrollment. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. Ages 4-18. Call 879-1550 for program placement and pricing or email firstname.lastname@example.org. iceinparadise.org
Montecito Family YMCA Afterschool Care
The Y’s state-licensed after-school child care helps children realize their potential through a curriculum design that encourages strong character development. With a staff of mature, caring professionals, your child is sure to have fun participating in a variety of activities that include sports, games, crafts, and homework help. Full-time and part-time care is available.
Mon.-Fri., 2-6pm. Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Rd. Prices vary. Grades K-6. Call 969-3288 x109 or email Aaron.Martinez@ciymca.org. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA Basketball League
Children will sharpen essential skills and learn new ones in this league, with practices and games focusing on basic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Days and times TBA, Jan. 8-Mar. 2018. Registration begins Oct. 2. Most games will be played at the Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $107-$139. Grades K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and Jr. High. Call 969-3288. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA Inline Skate Class
The Y 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. 5-Oct. 21; Fall II: Oct. 23-Dec. 16. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $51-$77. Ages 5-12. Call 969-3288. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA Judo (Beginner/Intermediate)
This new martial arts class teaches fundamentals, discipline, character, and self-defense and self-control in a caring, progressive environment.
Tue. and Thu., 3:30-4:15pm. Fall I: Sept. 5-Oct. 21; Fall II: Oct. 23-Dec. 16. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $77-$97. Ages 5-12. Call 969-3288. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA NFL Youth Flag Football League
The Y teams up with NFL Flag to provide this safe, fast-paced sport that teaches the fundamentals and always involves every player on the team. Registration ends August 14.
Sept. 5-Nov. 11. Most games will be played at the Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $104-$135. Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and Jr. High. Call 969-3288. ciymca.org/montecito
Montecito Family YMCA Otters Swim Team
The Y Swim Team places an emphasis on participation, technique, character development, team building, an intro to water polo, and having fun.
Mon.-Fri, 4:15-5:30pm. Fall I: Sept. 5-Sept. 29; Fall II: Oct. 2-29; Fall III: Oct. 30-Dec. 1. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $66-200. Ages 6-14. Call 969-3288 or email email@example.com. 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 stay active and healthy!
Mon.-Thu., 3-5:45pm, and Sat., 11:15am-1:30pm. Fall I: Sept. 5-Oct. 21; Fall II: Oct. 23-Dec. 16. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln. $72-$142/session. Ages 3-12. Call 969-3288 x106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ciymca.org/montecito
Page Youth Center Basketball Clinic
Athletes will train with coaches to develop fundamental through advanced basketball skills. They will also spend time each session with a sports fitness specialist.
Girls: Tue., Sept. 5-Oct. 10, 3:45-5pm. Boys: Thu., Sept. 7-Oct. 12, 3:45-5pm. $150. Grades 2-8. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778. pageyouthcenter.org
Page Youth Center Coed Volleyball Clinic
Athletes will train with coaches to develop fundamental through advanced volleyball skills. They will also spend time each session with a sports fitness specialist.
Wed., Sept. 6-Oct. 11, 3:45-5pm. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. $150. Grades 2-8. Call 967-8778. pageyouthcenter.org
Paragon Academy Kids’ Jiu-Jitsu Program
Classes will teach your child the basics of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in a fast-paced, challenging, fun environment. In addition to BJJ techniques, the class will also focus on “bully-proofing” drills that will not only teach your child self-defense but increase their confidence as well. Prepay for 10 months and get two months free with no initiation fee.
Mon., Wed., and Fri.; 617 N. Salsipuedes St.; call 730-1927. Tue., Thu., and Sat.; 5940 Calle Real, Goleta; call 681-1691. Times and prices vary. Ages 3-12. Email email@example.com. paragonbjj.com/kids
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 with new friends. 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: Tue.-Wed., 2:35-4:05pm, starting Sept. 26 (six-week session); S.B. Jr. High School, 721 E. Cota St.; $20 registration fee; ages 10+. Bike Club: 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. Family YMCA Swim Lessons
Swim lessons are essential for kids to become safe around water and to learn to set and achieve goals. The Y is looking forward to launching this new swim-lesson structure and helping many more young people build swimming confidence.
Dates and times vary. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. $30-$50. All ages. Call 687-7727. ciymca.org/santabarbara
S.B. Family YMCA Youth Flag Football
The Y has teamed up with NFL Flag to provide this safe, fast-paced sport that teaches the fundamentals and always involves every player on the team. Registration ends August 14.
Sept. 5-Nov. 11. This league travels for games between the S.B., Montecito, Ventura, and Stuart C. Gildred (Santa Ynez) YMCAs. $104-$135. Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and Jr. High. Call 687-7727. ciymca.org/santabarbara
S.B. Family YMCA Youth Soccer
Go for the goal! This program provides young players with an opportunity to learn and enjoy soccer in a positive and fun environment.
Wed., Sept. 6-Nov. 8, times to be set by coach. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. $75-$95. Grades pre-K-4. Call 687-7727. ciymca.org/santabarbara
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Aces Tennis
Chris McBride helps youngsters find their inner tennis ace! Basic hand-eye coordination and exposure to stroke production is taught through the use of fun on-court games.
Mon. or Wed., starting Sept. 11 or 13, 4:15-5pm. Municipal Tennis Ctr., 1414 Park Pl. $88-$97. Ages 7-9. Call 564-5573. sbparksandrec.org/mini-aces-tennis
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Mini-Aces Tennis
Let Chris McBride teach your tiny tennis pro the basics in this super-fun class. Basic hand-eye coordination and exposure to stroke production is taught through the use of fun on-court games.
Mon. or Wed., starting Sept. 11 or 13, 3:30-4:15pm. Municipal Tennis Ctr., 1414 Park Pl. $88-$97. Ages 4-6. Call 564-5573. sbparksandrec.org/mini-aces-tennis
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Children’s Ballet
This popular children’s ballet class is taught by Susan Manchak.Fri., Sept. 15-Oct. 27, 4-5pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $60-$66. Ages 6-10. Call 897-2519. sbparksandrec.org/childrens-ballet
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: East Beach Volleyball Academy
Let us introduce you to the sport of volleyball or help you take your game to the next level by sharing our knowledge and experience through positive coaching and professional practices.
Thu., Sept. 7-28, 4:15-5:15pm. East Beach Volleyball Cts. $70-$77. Ages 8-14. Call 897-2519. sbparksandrec.org/east-beach-volleyball-academy
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., Fri., Sat., Sept. 11-Dec. 9, times vary. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $105-$116. Ages 7-12. Call 897-2519. sbparksandrec.org/family-martial-arts
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Hip-Hop with Everybody Dance Now!
Everybody Dance Now! instructs a professionally designed six-week hip-hop curriculum at the Carrillo Recreation Center. EDN! works with amazing teachers who serve as models for young artists. EDN! S.B. is a chapter of the national youth-led network that provides affordable hip-hop dance programming to youth, using dance as a tool to cultivate self-esteem and establish healthy lifestyles.
Tue., Sept. 12-Oct. 24, 4-5pm. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $41-$45. Ages 6-11. Call 897-2519. sbparksandrec.org/hip-hop-dance
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Hot Shots High School Tennis
Get ready for high school tennis with coach Ben Ncube.
Starting mid-October, days and times TBA. Municipal Tennis Ctr., 1414 Park Pl. $112-$124. Ages 11-16. Call 564-5573. sbparksandrec.org/hot-shots-tennis
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Kidz Love Soccer
This popular program provides fun, organized soccer classes and camps for children in a lively, positive, safe environment for kids to learn how to play soccer while developing a lifelong love for soccer and sports.
Pre-Soccer, Soccer 1-3. Wed. and Sat. Times vary by age group. Sessions begin week of Sept. 18. Dwight Murphy Field, corner of Niños and Por La Mar drs. $104-$114. Ages 4-12. Call 564-5422. sbparksandrec.org/kidz-love-soccer
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., times vary. Carrillo Recreation Ctr., 100 E. Carrillo St. $72-$79. Ages 4-6. Call 897-2519. sbparksandrec.org/little-dragons-kung-fu
S.B. Parks & Recreation After-School Program: Racqueteers
Chris McBride takes learning tennis up a notch for the preteen and early teenaged crowd.
Mon. or Wed., starting Sept. 11 or 13, 5-6pm. Municipal Tennis Ctr., 1414 Park Pl. $88-$97. Ages 10-14. Call 564-5573. sbparksandrec.org/racqueteers-tennis
S.B. Sailing Center’s Youth After-School Sailing Program
Come learn the ropes — and sheets and halyards — with this year-round program. There’s no long-term commitment, and you don’t have to sign up for a set amount of sessions to participate in this popular program: You can pick and choose custom dates throughout the school year.
Mon.-Wed., Sept. 18, 2017-May 30, 2018, 3:30-5pm. S.B. Harbor, 302 W. Cabrillo Blvd (between Marina 4 and public boat-launch ramp). $25+tax/session. Ages 7-15. Call 962-2826. www.sbsail.com
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 is a state-of-the-art training van complete with video monitors for session review and to watch surf movies and footage while en route to surf spots. Students are picked up from school and dropped off at home after each session. Video and still photography and coaching is provided for all elite programs. Students are grouped by age and skill levels with limited space in each vehicle. A stationary class located at Leadbetter Beach is also offered.
Mon.-Fri., starting Aug. 28, 2:30-6:30pm. Independent PE option for junior and high school students. $50-$100/session. Ages 6-15. Call 966-3613. surfhappens.com
Wilderness Youth Project: After-School Nature-Based Programs
Each week, explore resource-rich locations such as the creeks, beaches, and open spaces of S.B.’s abundant front country. Activities include child-centered exploration, awareness games, and building naturalist skills. This nature-based mentoring curriculum combines experience in nature with a hands-on learning process.
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 28-Oct. 20. Various meet-up spots (Montecito, S.B., and Goleta), then different locations each week, via 15-passenger van. $245-$365; scholarships available. Grades K-8. Call 964-8096. wyp.org
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, Italian, 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. Group classes. 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. Students of all ages receive customized instruction to meet their individual needs, directed by a credentialed teacher and certified college counselor. CLC offers a variety of college advising programs and education consulting, which includes study skills and time management. Winner of the Santa Barbara Independent’s Best Of for tutoring!
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 email@example.com. 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 deficiencies.
Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-6:30pm. Dubin Learning Ctr., 112 W. Cota St. $75-$90/hour. Grades K-college. Call 962-7122. dubinlearningcenter.com
Gateway Educational Services After-School Tutoring
GES has been serving students since 2009 and offers assessment-based assistance for all grade levels and designated subject tutoring for all areas of math, reading comprehension, writing, and exam preparation. We also offer SAT and ACT help, college application assistance, and support for students with IEPs. All tutoring is one-on-one with case-management tracking. We are a nonprofit learning center with sliding-scale fees and provide a supportive and positive learning environment.
Mon.-Thu., 2:30-6:30pm. Gateway Educational Services, 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C. Prices vary. Grades K-12. Call 895-1153. gatewayeducationalservices.org