LEARNS After School Courses
2021-22 Courses

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All classes, times & dates are tentative and subject to change. Call (510) 883-6511 or email lashondaroquemore@berkeley.net for more details.

Art

W 2:20-3:20pm; F 4:30-5:30pm

Art & Scupture

Two sessions: W 2:20-3:20pm & W 3:40-4:40pm

Basketball Conditioning

T/TR 3:15-4:15pm​

​Bridging Berkeley (Math)

M/T/TR 4:30-5:30pm; W 3:40-4:40pm

​Bridging Berkeley is a math mentoring program that matches UC Berkeley Work Study students and volunteers with Berkeley middle schoolers. Bridging Berkeley mentors work one-on-one with students to explore math concepts and inspire youth to pursue their college dreams!

​Cobra Crew

M-F all time slots

Hey King Cobras! Come join us in the LEARNS after school program. Our black top activities are basketball, football, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball and oh yea jump rope. Just to name a few. We will have weekly competitions, with nice prizes.  Come and test out your skills and join us for some fun on the blacktop.

Computer Science

T/TR 3:15-4:15pm (begins 9/7)

​ANova computer science classes are available for students interested in computer science at any level! We cater to the interests of students to teach CS concepts through short activities and longer-term projects like app-building, web design, or video game programming. ANova is an organization from UC Berkeley dedicated to making access to computer science education and opportunities more equitable, available, and achievable for students.

Dance

2 sessions: T 3:15-4:15pm & T4:30-5:30pm

Embroidery & Needle Felting

2 sessions: TR 3:15-4:15pm & TR 4:30-5:30pm

​Learn a variety of embroidery techniques including split stitch, back stitch, chain stitch and cross stitch. They will also needle felt flat pieces and soft sculptures out of wool.

​English Language Learning (ELL)

M/T/TR 3:15-4:15pm; W 2:20-3:20pm

​This tutoring is designed for students who speak a language other than English as their first language. Students are able to receive help with homework in the student’s first language.  This tutoring is available to all students.​

Homework Center (Academic Support)​

M/T/TR-3:15-5:30pm; W 2:20-5pm ; F 3:15-4:15pm

​Berkeley LEARNS provides after school homework centers for students daily. Each homework center is grade-specific so that assistance can be tailored to each group.  Students can count on a studious environment free of distractions, so that they can focus on their academic success. CAL students volunteer as one-on-one tutors to assist students with their studies as well.

Sewing

T 3:15-5:30pm

Story Hour with Ms. Z

M 3:15-4:15pm; W 2:20-3:20pm

​Relax and listen to a fun story that can also count towards your 30 book challenge.  We will enjoy scary stories, realistic teen stories, exciting memoirs, folk tales from around the world, science fiction, mysteries, and thrillers.  Come one, come all. ​

Writers Arise! 

2 sessions: F 3:15-4:15pm; F 4:30-5:30

This is a creative writing class that includes all formats: stories, novels, poetry, songs, plays or screenplays.  We do a lot of writing in class and there is a period at the end for reading aloud IF the student chooses to.  It is not required.  Work can be shared with the class or shown only to me and discussed in private. The "flow writing" method with which we begin each class helps with writing of all kinds, and its primary purpose is to develop each student's unique individual voice.

 

Yarn Crafts / Knitting

2 sessions: W 2:20-3:20pm & W 3:40-4:40pm

​Explore a variety of crafts using yarn, including weaving, finger knitting, making tassels and pompoms, and kumihimo braiding. 

Yoga

M 3:15-4:15pm

Middle schoolers, let's breathe and stretch together to help us get through these challenging times!  Way to Glow Kids Yoga classes incorporate practicing yoga poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. Benefits of yoga include reducing stress, supporting your health and immune system, and improving strength, flexibility, concentration, and balance. It's helpful to have a yoga mat but not necessary.  All you need for this class is a space where you can stretch out, and your body and mind!