AHA! (Attitude. Harmony. Achievement.)
Through an innovative, experiential curriculum and with a high ratio of skilled facilitators per student, participants will build social-emotional awareness, knowledge, and understanding; participate in a supportive and positive peer community; engage in arts and outdoor activities; and learn to understand their “teen brains,” earn money and/or community service credits, and have fun. Groups include: Creative Group, Ally Group, Girls’ and Guys’ Groups, Peace BuildersAfter-School, and Music Group. A mandatory fall orientation will be held Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-noon. Call or email to learn more. Mon-Fri., Oct. 1-Dec. 17. AHA! Office, 1209 De la Vina St., Ste. A, or Jefferson Hall, 1525 Santa Barbara St. All groups are offered by donation. Ages 14-19. Call 770-7200 x3 or email claire@ahasb.orgahasb.org

Girls Inc. of Greater S.B. Teen Program
The Girls Inc. Teen Center is the after-school place for teens in grades 7+ this fall. This pro-girl environment focuses on leadership development, community engagement, college prep, and STEM activities, plus daily homework assistance.Mon.-Fri., starting Aug. 20, school release time–6pm. Goleta Valley Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave. $35/week part-time, $55/week full-time; financial assistance and sibling discounts 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, and questioning youth. Straight and cisgender allies are welcome as well. Unpack LGBTQ+ equality and also racial justice, gender equity, and more. Emphasizing 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. 7, 4-5:30pm. Pacific Pride Foundation, 608 Anacapa St. Call 963-3636 x102. Free. Ages 12-17. pacificpridefoundation.org/youth

S.B. Museum of Art Fall Emerging Teen Program
Students with a passion for art, a curiosity for learning in a museum environment, and a craving for new experiences with artists and peers will be mentored by SBMA Senior Teaching Artist Tina Villadolid as they dive into the themes of a current exhibition and/or a featured artist in a variety of media. They will showcase their work in an event on October 28.Thu., Sept. 13-Oct. 25 (no class on Oct. 11), 3:30-5:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., and SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. Free. Ages 12-15. Call 884-6441 or email tvilladolid@sbma.netsbma.net/learn/emergingteen

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.Sept.-Nov. Classes take place after-school or on weekends in central locations within S.B. city limits. Ages 13-18. Call 965-7321 or email torrie@artsfundsb.orgartsfundsb.org/teen-arts-mentorship

Teen Film Club (Formerly Granada Video Workshop)
Students will learn video and editing techniques to create short films for local nonprofit organizations like the S.B. Zoo and DAWG in this hands-on workshop. Students can earn community service hours while collaborating and learning the art of filmmaking.Grades 9-12. Please contact for dates, times, location, price, and enrollment forms. Call 452-7069 or email teenfilm club805@gmail.com.

General Programs

Cliff Drive Care Center
After-School Program 
This Christian-based After-School Program provides a physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually safe place for children in transitional kindergarten through age 12. Healthy snacks, arts, crafts, and outdoor play engage the body and imagination in a cooperative environment. Assisted homework times encourage academic development. We are a state-licensed program, offering after-school pick up from Adams, Monroe, and Washington elementary schools. Transitional K–12 years. Mon.-Fri., starting Aug. 22, school release time–5:30pm. Free Methodist Church, 1435 Cliff Dr. 965-4286. After K: $610/month; after-school: $490/month. Sibling discounts and rates for other schedules apply. cliffdrivecarecenter.org

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara
After-School Program 
Girls Inc.’s structured after-school program, delivered by trained mentoring professionals, focuses on the unique needs of girls and equips 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 the teen program. Free transportation provided after-school to locations.Mon.-Fri., starting Aug. 20, school release–6pm. Santa Barbara Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St., 963-4017; Goleta Valley Teen Ctr., 4973 Hollister Ave., 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

Montecito Family YMCA Afterschool Care
The Y’s state-licensed after-school childcare helps children realize their potential through curriculum 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., Montecito. Prices vary. Grades K-6. ciymca.org/montecito

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.Any two to four days per week. K: 1:30-5:30pm; $395-$790. Grades 1-3: 2:30-5:30pm; $296-$592.Grades 4-6: 3-5:30pm; $247-$494. Poppins Family Services, 3803 Connie Wy. Call 448-6289. poppinsfamilyservices.com

Rainbow School After-School Program
In addition to providing care to infants, toddlers, 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. $34/day for kindergarten; $29/day for grade-schoolers; $44/all-day care (contact for infant, toddler, preschool, and pre-K rates). Grades K-6. Call 964-4511 or email rainbow.school1@verizon.netrainbowschoolsb.com

Rancho Palomino Personal Enrichment
This program offers professional instruction in horseback riding both in arena and on trails, as well as archery, arts, cooking, agriculture, and animal care with all of Rancho’s rescued animals. Free pickup from all S.B., Montecito, and Goleta schools. Private lessons and homeschool groups are also available. One to three days per week: Mon., Tue., Thu., starting Sept. Rancho Palomino, 1051 Palomino Rd. $100-$300/month; pickup: $40-$100/month. All ages welcome.Call 570-5075. ranchopalominosb.com

S.B. Family YMCA Afterschool 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/week full-time; $113/week part-time (one to three days per week). Grades 1-3: 2:30-6:15pm. $110/week full-time; $78/week part-time (one to three days per week). Grades 4-6: 3-6:15pm. $105/week full-time; $68/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: 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. 27-Oct. 19. Various meet-up spots (Montecito, S.B., and Goleta), then different locations each week, via 15-passenger van. $245-$365; scholarships available. Grades K-12. Call 964-8096. wyp.org

Wilderness Youth Project: Woolly Bears & Chickadees Early Childhood Programs
By experiencing seasonal transitions outdoors, children have the opportunity to cultivate a heightened awareness of the subtleties of nature. They direct their own learning with curiosity and ultimately experience a deep sense of place. These opportunities for growth provide a foundation for physical, emotional, and social intelligence that lasts a lifetime. Woolly Bears requires attendance two to four days a week; Chickadees is one day a week.Woolly Bears: Mon.-Thu., two to four days per week, Aug. 27-Dec. 20, 9am-1pm. Kiwanis Meadows at Tucker’s Grove Park, 4800 Cathedral Oaks Rd. $3,200/16 weeks, four days/week; $2,400/16 weeks, three days/week; $1,760/16 weeks, two days/week. Ages 3-5. Chickadees: Tue.-Wed., Aug. 28-Oct. 19. 9am-1pm; Stevens Park, 258 Canon Dr. Fri., 9am-1pm; Lake Los Carneros Park, Goleta. $375-$555/eight-week session, one day/week. Payment plans available. Ages 3-5. Call 964-8096. wyp.org/earlychildhood

Art, Dance, Theater, and Music

Collabreations Youth Theatre
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. $15/class. Grades 1-6. Email create@collabreations.orgcollabreations.org

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 33 years. Mon.-Fri., 3-7pm; Sat., 8:30am-12:30pm; starting Sept. 4. 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

Gustafson Dance Fall 2018 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. 10, times vary. Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Rd. $370-$1,040. Ages 2+. Call 563-3262 x1. Email info@gustafsondance.comgustafsondance.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.-Sat. Half-hour weekly lessons. Jensen Guitar & Music Co., 2830 De la Vina St. $36/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, FUN, 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., Montecito; Carp Yoga Ctr., 550 Maple Ave., Ste. E., Carpinteria; Santa Ynez Valley Studio, 1669 Fir Ave., Ste. 4, Solvang. Prices vary. Ages 0-9. Call 680-0749. 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
S.B. Dance Arts offers so much more than dance, and it provides children a place to belong. Classes include jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, aerial, contemporary, lyrical, mini moves, tumbling, and Disney Dance, plus, new this year, Voice & Acting! There are performance companies and a competition team for ages 6+. Come for class; stay for community! Classes are filling fast - sign up today!Mon.-Sat., Sept. 4, 2018-May 22, 2019, times vary. S.B. Dance Arts, 531 E. Cota St. Prices vary depending on course. Ages 18 months +. 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 professionals to recreational dance lovers. Mon.-Sat., starting Aug. 20, 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 exhibitions featuring Japanese screens and snow scenes.Wed., Sept. 19-Dec. 19 (no class on Oct. 31), 3:30-5:30pm. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. $300 SBMA members/$350 nonmembers. Ages 7-14. Call 884-6457. sbma.net/learn/kidsfamilies

S.B. Museum of Art Fall After-School MultiMedia Class
Inspired by the simplicity of Japanese screens and the luminous light of winter, students will explore techniques of drawing, painting, and collage to communicate the natural world. As they experiment with design and composition, as well as color palette, tone, materials, and brush stroke, students will discover the diverse ways artists depict the delights of nature.Tue., Sept. 25-Dec. 18, 3:30-5:30 pm. SBMA’s Ridley-Tree Education Ctr. at McCormick House, 1600 Santa Barbara St. $300 SBMA members/$350 nonmembers. Ages 5-12. Call 884-6457. sbma.net/learn/kidsfamilies

S.B. Museum of Natural History Nature Adventures™ Classes
Nature Adventures is hands-on, minds-on, and hearts-on. Whether it’s bugs, inventions, sharks or wizarding, we weave together science, art, and literature into fun learning activities in a safe and caring environment. Fall 2018 Theme: Be a ScientistMon., 10:00am-Noon (Homeschool, ages 6-12). Tues., 3:30-5:00pm (Ages 4-6). Wed., 3:30-5:00pm (After School, ages 6-10). Thurs., 10:00-11:00 am (Ages 2-4 with an adult). Classes run Sept. 17-Nov. 8. Registration opens Aug. 27. Contact 805-682-4711 ext. 171 or tchin@sbnature2.orgsbnature.org/natureadventures

Westside Dance
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. Sept. 4-Dec. 22. 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. 10-Nov. 12, 3:30-6pm. Young Singers Club, 4713 Chandler St. $260-$310/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. 17-Dec. 15. Skylarks: Thu., 4:40-6pm. Ages 7-10. Dynamics: Wed., 4:45-6:15pm. 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


Afro-Brazilian Drumming
Learn from Marcéu Lima, who grew up in a small town in Bahia, Brazil, where he was influenced by his family, which, for generations, has expressed its culture through rich musical manifestations.Thu., 5pm, and Sat., 1pm. Capoeira Sul da Bahia, 1230 State St., Ste. C. $16-$95/month. Ages 7-11. Call 637-5355. capoeirasb.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. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Intro packages start at $17 (including uniform). Call or text 870-5437. aki-usa.org

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. 20-Nov. 8. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $225/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. 22-Nov. 10, 9-11am. Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6034 Hollister Ave., Goleta. $250/eight-week session. Ages 7-14. Call 570-9853. buffplatt.com

Capoeira Classes
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., 4:30-4:45pm; ages 3-6. Mon. and Wed., 4pm, and Sat., 10am; ages 7-11. Capoeira Sul da Bahia, 1230 State St., Ste. C. $16-$95/month. Call 637-5355. capoeirasb.com

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara
Gymnastics Program 
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara Gymnastics offers recreation through competitive-level gymnastics, cheer and tumbling, birthday parties, camps, private lessons, and more!Mon.-Sat., starting Aug. 27, morning, afternoon, and evening classes. Girls Inc. of Greater S.B. Gymnastics Ctr., 531 E. Ortega St. Girls and boys ages 18 months–18 years. Call 963-4492 for pricing. 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. Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Rd., Goleta. Prices vary. Ages 6-17. Call 968-6400.

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. The skating director and skating school instructors will find the right place for you.Tue., 4:45pm, and Sat., 11:30am (times may vary depending on age group), Aug. 28-Oct. 20. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. $160/eight-week session. All ages. Call 879-1550 or email terry@iceinparadise.org.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: Ages 10 and younger: practice Tue., 4pm, or Thu., 5:15pm. Ages 10+: Thu., 6:30pm. Games on Sun.: minors, 9:45am; majors, 11am. Open enrollment. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. Ages 4-18. Call 879-1550 or email rj@iceinparadise.org for program placement and pricing. iceinparadise.org

Montecito Family YMCA Itty Bitty Sports
Introduce the fundamentals of soccer and or basketball while encouraging character development. Teamwork and sportsmanship are the core of all of YMCA’s youth sports programs.Wed. 3:15-4pm. Fall I: Sept. 19-Oct. 17. Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito. Fall II: Nov. 7-Dec. 12. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. $45-$60. Ages 4-5. 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. Registration: Oct. 1.- Dec. 21; practices begin January 4; games Jan. 12-Mar. 9. Most games will be played at the Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. $109-$140. Grades K to junior high. 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.Sept. 4-Nov. 10. Registration ends Aug. 17; practice begins Sept. 4. Most games will be played at the Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. $109-$140. Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and Jr. High. ciymca.org/montecito

Montecito Family YMCA Otters Swim Team
The Y Swim Team places an emphasis on participation, technique, character development, team building, water polo fundamentals, and fun. Sessions are four or five weeks long.Session begin Sept. 3. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. $66-$204. Ages 6-14. 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! Session begins Sept. 3. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. $50-$100. Ages 3-12. ciymca.org/montecito

Montecito Family YMCA Otters Water Polo
Water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, but the Y has developed a program that harnesses all the dynamic aspects of the game, such as toughness and endurance, in a safe way! This fun game, will motivate kids to swim and stay fit while learning water-safety skills. Kids will love this energetic sport that incorporates swimming skills, safety, teamwork and athleticism.Fri., Sept. 7-28, 5:30-6:30pm. Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Ln., Montecito. $50-$100. Ages 7-12. ciymca.org/montecito

One. Soccer Schools After School Enrichment Program
Be the next Neymar, Ronaldo, or Messi! Enjoy the world’s most beautiful sport in a familiar and trusted school environment. Coaches focus on skill development, ball mastery, fun games, 1v1 moves, shooting, skills competitions, and small-sided games. Develop technical and tactical skills while building confidence!Sessions are 8-11 weeks long (depending on the school) and held at elementary schools throughout S.B. County. Ages K-6. Call 845-6801 or email info@onesoccerschools.comonesoccerschools.com

One. Soccer Schools Winter and Spring Break Soccer Clinics
Players will gain an advantage over their competition by focusing on the individual approach to the technical aspects of the game. Sessions include ball mastery, SAQ (speed, agility, and quickness), technique, going to goal and finishing, dribbling 1v1 and 2v1, transitional exercises, and small-sided games.Days and times vary. Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd, Goleta. Ages 5½-16. Call 845-6801. onesoccerschools.com

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: Grades 1-4: Tue., Sept. 4-Oct 9; Grades 5-8: Wed., Sept. 5-Oct. 10. Boys: Grades 1-4: Mon., Sept. 10-Oct. 15. Grades 5-8: Thu., Sept. 6-Oct. 11. 3:45-5pm. $150. Page Youth Ctr., 4540 Hollister Ave. Call 967-8778. pageyouthcenter.org

Paragon Academy Kids’ Jiu-Jitsu Program
Classes will teach your child the basics of martial arts in a fast-paced, challenging, fun environment. In addition to techniques, the classes will also focus on “bully-proofing” drills that will not only teach your child self-defense but also increase their confidence. Days, times, and prices vary. Paragon S.B., 617 N. Salsipuedes St.; call 730-1927. Paragon Goleta, 5940 Calle Real, Goleta; call 681-1691. Ages 3-12. Email paragonbjj@gmail.com.paragonbjj.com/kids

S.B. Family YMCA Cheer Team
Join our Cheer Team and build self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with others. Your cheerleader will learn basic motions, jumps, cheers, and chants. There will also be a performance at the Y’s football league game on Saturday, October 13. Mon., Sept. 10-Oct. 8. 4-4:45pm. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. $53/month, $68/program. Grades Pre-K-3. ciymca.org/santabarbara

S.B. Family YMCA NFL 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.Sept. 4-Nov. 10. Registration ends Aug. 19. This league travels for games between the S.B., Montecito, Ventura, and Stuart C. Gildred (Santa Ynez) YMCAs. $109/month, $140/program. Grades 1-8, divisions assigned based on grade. ciymca.org/santabarbara

S.B. Family YMCA Swim Team
Join the Gators, a competitive team with Y spirit! This challenging group activity will get your child excited about health and wellness. Building on developed skills, practices get them ready for games and swim meets. Days and times vary. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. $85/month, $157/program. Junior Varsity: ages 6-10; Varsity: ages 11-15. ciymca.org/santabarbara

S.B. 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! Days, times, and prices vary. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. All ages. 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. Practice and games will take place on the same day. 
Sept. 4-Nov. 10. Registration ends Aug. 19. Pre-K: Tue., 3:30-4:30pm; kindergarten: Tue., 4:30-5:30pm; grades 1-3: Thu.: 3:30-4:45pm; grades 4-6: Thu., 4:45-6pm. S.B. Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy. $79/month, $99/program.ciymca.org/santabarbara

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. 17, 2018-May 29, 2019; 3:30-5pm. S.B. Sailing Ctr., 302 W. Cabrillo Blvd. (between Marina 4 and public boat-launch ramp). $25 (plus tax)/session. Ages 7-15. Call 962-2826. sbsail.com

Surf Happens After-School Program
This program offers continuing education and weekly training sessions for beginning 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. A stationary class located at Leadbetter Beach is also offered. Fun team events are also included throughout the year.Mon.-Fri., starting Sept. 3, 2:30-6:30pm. $50-$100/session. Ages 6-14. Call 966-3613. surfhappens.com

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. Group classes. Grades K-6. For days, times, and start date, call 699-6705. afterschoollanguages.com

Brain Balance Achievement Centers of Santa Barbara
Brain Balance uses the latest neuroscience and research to craft individual programs to help kids with social, behavioral, and academic issues. Brain Balance believes that within each child is unlimited potential, and it works tirelessly with families to help their children reach a new level of success!Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am-7pm; Tue., Thu., 10am-5pm; Sat. by appointment. Brain Balance Ctrs. of S.B., 5737 Calle Real, Goleta. Prices vary depending on the program. Ages 4-17. Call 770- 3896. brainbalancecenters.com

California Learning Center of Santa Barbara
Locally owned since 1984 and winner of the Santa Barbara Independent’s Best Of award for tutoring in 2016, California Learning Center (CLC) offers tutoring, SAT/PSAT/ACT/AP test-prep courses, test proctoring, and college counseling. 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, time management and academic enrichment.Mon-Sat, flexible hours. California Learning Ctr., 3324 State St., Ste. L. Prices vary. Grades K to college. Call 563-1579 or email info@clcsb.com.clcsb.com

Gateway Educational ServicesAfter-School Tutoring
Gateway Educational Services (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. GES also offers SAT and ACT help, college application assistance, and support for students with IEPs. All tutoring is one-on-one with case-management tracking. GES is a nonprofit learning center with sliding-scale fees and provides a supportive and positive learning environment.Mon.-Thu., starting Aug. 27, 1-6:30pm. Gateway Educational Services, 4850 Hollister Ave., Ste. C. Prices vary. Grades K-12. Call 895-1153. gatewayeducationalservices.org

Math Circles & Math Competitions
Math Circles are for kids who enjoy math to explore advanced and extracurricular topics with similarly inclined peers in a fun and challenging noncompetitive environment.Days and times vary. Math activities are held in a math room in a private residence near Goleta Valley Junior High School. $15/hr. All grade levels. Call 680-9950 or email skona@sbfamilyschool.com.santabarbaramathellipse.org


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