Do you want your child to have the opportunity to be successful and have fun? Communities In Schools (CIS) of Jacksonville offers enriching afterschool programs for students. The students engage in an hour of academics with certified teachers every afternoon, then participate in fun
and enriching activities. They learn valuable communication and life skills, which positively affects their self confidence and self worth. A feeling of belonging and community is created between the staff and children through the exciting classes.
According to the US Department of Education, the job market for those skilled in robotics and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects is excellent, but only 16 percent of high school seniors are interested in STEM careers and have the necessary skills to pursue
them. STEM skills are incorporated in the CIS Jacksonville robotics club. Students have the opportunity to work on hands on projects that get them thinking and using creativity to engineer their own robots.
Short films and storyboards are the stars of this entertaining program. Students create their own animations using a variety of media. They will be applying their knowledge about cause and effect and sequencing events, and learn about video creation and editing.
Put down the technology and learn about the outdoors in the CIS wilderness class. Nature awareness, orienteering, and wilderness skills build character and make learning fun.
No matter the age, public speaking is a difficult skill. In this class, strategies are learned to become an effective and confident public speaker. Being able to speak effectively in front of peers about a variety of topics gives students amazing self confidence they can apply in other situations.
Training in CPR can literally save a life. Students participate in hands on training and gain valuable skills.
Symphony String Instruments
Most children love music and are quick to pick up a musical instrument, and there’s evidence that music education has positive effects on other aspects of learning and language. The Jump Start Strings program, in partnership with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, provides an opportunity for elementary school students to learn to play stringed instruments under the instruction of the orchestra musicians. Children have fun in these classes, but they also learn valuable subject matter and life skills such as communicating, problem solving, and using creativity. They also learn to trust others and to enjoy mentally stimulating and challenging tasks. All of this builds self confidence. The skills and character qualities learned in these classes can provide a foundation for a successful future in a variety of careers.
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