LEARNS After School Courses
W 2:20-3:20pm; F 4:30-5:30pm
Art & Scupture
Two sessions: W 2:20-3:20pm & W 3:40-4:40pm
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!