Mentor Academy Programs

Mad Scientist: Ages 5-11

 

When:

Every Monday & Wednesday

Time:

3:20pm – 5:00pm

Location:

Youth Guidance

1028 20th Place

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Description:

In this hands-on, fun and exciting program, you will discover how amazing science is. Students will get the opportunity to build rocket ships, get creative with chemistry by making bath bombs and bouncy balls.

Our goal with Mad Scientist is to engage students in hands on science projects that help make learning fun an engaging. At the end of our semester, students will get to participate in a slime party where they make and keep their own slime!

Children will be provided a small snack.

Music/ Art: Ages 5-11(Kindergarten-Fifth)

 

When:

Every Monday & Wednesday

Time:

3:20pm – 5:00pm

Location:

Citrus Elementary School

2271 4th Street

Vero Beach, FL 32962

Description:

Get excited, rock out, and explore your creative side! Your child will learn from professional artists and musicians, develop new skills, and tap into their creative side.

In this program we will explore both music and art. Children will learn about the history of music, different genres of music, and get to practice making music of their own. Additionally, we will be creating your own masterpieces including different art mediums such as drawing, painting, and collaging.

Children will be provided a small snack.

Graphic Art: Ages 11-14

When:

Every Monday & Tuesday

Time:

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:

Gifford Middle School (Monday)

4530 28th Court

Vero Beach, FL 32967

 

Oslo Middle School (Tuesday)

480 20th Avenue

Vero Beach, FL 32962

Description:

Our Graphic Art program offers participants the opportunity to take photographs around our community by supplying the tools necessary to do so. We have cameras for our students and our Youth Guidance van to venture to different scenic locations such as the beach, Riverside Park, The Fountains of Royal Palm Point, etc.

Our young Graphic Artists will get to learn new skills from local photography experts. Concepts taught in this class include rules of composition, point of interest, and photographing themes such as nature, wild life, people, place, or thing.

Children will be provided a small snack.

Academic Enrichment: All Ages

When:

Every Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

Time:

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:

Youth Guidance

1028 20th Place

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Description:

The Academic Enrichment is an educational learning program for at-risk youth from single parent homes. The program is designed to demonstrate that the trend of poor student achievement can be reversed and that all students can master academic standards if they are given time, support and instruction that focuses on their academic needs.

Student tutors are the heart of the program. Tutors work with students individually or in small groups and offer tutoring as well as friendship, encouragement, and guidance. The Tutoring Program focuses the academic needs of students and harnesses the energies of tutors and learning assistance staff to reinforce the teachers' efforts in their regular classroom.

The relationship that develops between tutors and YG students provides the kind of guidance, support, and inspiration necessary for their future success.

Dance: Ages 6-16

When:

Every Monday

Time:

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location:

Youth Guidance

1028 20th Place

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Description:

Whether you’re looking to pick up a few moves, get some exercise, meet new people or just have a lot of fun, we’ve got it all here for you!

Each class starts with a warm-up full of freestyling, stretching and conditioning guaranteed to get your heart pounding. Then we move into choreography set to today‘s groove-worthy jams which combines old and new school Hip Hop and adds in a touch of Latin, African, Modern, Swing, House, or whatever else is blowin’ up the dance floors today.

Students will have the opportunity to make up their own choreography set to eight counts. All of this is wrapped in a package that promises to challenge even the most seasoned vets while still allowing complete beginners to get a solid and fun introduction to dance. 

Sports: All Ages

When:

Every Tuesday & Thursday

Time:

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:

Intergenerational Recreation Center

1590 9th Street SW

Vero Beach, FL 32962

Description:

Youth Guidance Sports help children to be active, to learn how to play a variety of sports, and to learn about teamwork and personal responsibilty. 

Sports include but are not limited to Basketball, Kickball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, and Baseball. It is our goal that through team sports your child will learn to be active and healthy, a positive competitive attitude, team work, and sportsmanship while boosting their confidence and cultivating lifelong relationships.

Children will be provided a healthy snack and water.

Design on Fashion: 9+

Description:

Our Design on fashion program is devoted to a hands-on approach to all aspects of fashion design. We will introduce students to fashion and color research and trending. Learn fashion figure drawing to create a sketched line of fashion apparel. Create a brand and marketing plan to sell your line.

We will create accessories from recycled clothing and end with our version of “Project Runway” using sustainable materials. Guest speakers and a final presentation of student projects will be given on the last day.

Children will be provided a small meal where dinner conversation and etiquette is encouraged.

Tennis/Table Tennis: Ages 8-15

When:

Every Tuesday & Thursday

Time:

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location:

Youth Guidance

1028 20th Place

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Description:

This program is designed for both students who want to have fun with table-tennis, and at the same time want to learn and improve the basic technique of table-tennis.

Students will develop hand eye coordination and get to engage in friendly competition.

Children will be provided a small meal where dinner conversation and etiquette is encouraged.

Bon Appetite: Ages 11-18

 

When:

Every Tuesday

Time:

5:30pm – 7:0pm

Location:

St. Augustine Church

475 43rd Avenue

Vero Beach, FL 32968

Description:

Join us in our Bon Appetite cooking class as we make all sorts of delicious meals from different countries! This semester we will be cooking in the kitchen of St. Augustine Church and learning how to make your favorite foods snacks and treats from around the world!

Let’s make pizza from Italy, tacos from Mexico and egg rolls from China! Kids will have a ton of fun in the kitchen testing their cooking skills and get to eat their very own tasty treat!

Technology: Ages 9-14

When:

Every Wednesday

Time:

5:30pm – 7:0pm

Location:

Youth Guidance

1028 20th Place

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Description:

Our Hands-On Technology program seeks to create a safe, engaging, and fun learning environment for all students. To achieve this goal, this program gives students classroom access to both a standard computer (desktop/laptop) as well as a mobile device to engage their learning.

Additionally, YG kids will get to tinker with engineering tools such as building blocks, Legos, and other fun engaging technology tools.

Children will be provided a small meal where dinner conversation and etiquette is encouraged.

Spotlights

 
 

Grants Update

YOUTH GUIDANCE AWARDED 2018 IMPACT 100 GRANT
 
On, April 18th, the membership of Impact 100 voted at the Tenth Grant Awards and Annual Meeting to select the winners of this year’s awards. Since this year’s membership consists of 466 members, four $100,000 Impact Grants were awarded, with the remaining $66,000 divided evenly among the three Merit Grant winners.

Youth Guidance was amoung the 4 recipients of the 2018 Impact Grants!
 
"We are very proud and excited to have developed a partnership with Impact 100 and look forward to a productive collaboration in the healthy development of the children and families of Indian River County." - Felix Cruz, Executive Director, Youth Guidance

 Find out more about Impact 100 by visiting www.impact100ir.com 
 

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