What’s Happening at the Jefferson School City Center?

Children enjoy finger painting at the YMCA at the Jefferson School City Center. The Y will offer Kindercamp for children this summer. Children enjoy finger painting at the YMCA at the Jefferson School City Center. The Y will offer Kindercamp for children this summer.

YMCA Kindercamp Registration Starts Soon

For the first time, the Y at the Jefferson School will offer Kindercamp this summer at the Jefferson School City Center. The program is exclusively for children entering kindergarten in the fall. “This is a licensed camp that will be offered June 23 through August 15,” explained Early Childhood Director Michelle Ryan. Parents can sign their children up for a week of camp or multiple weeks–whatever fits their summer plans.

“Once a week we’ll go down to the Spray Park for water play, and we’ll also take weekly field trips to places like the Green Adventure Project and Safari Park,” Ryan said. Each week will also feature a different theme such as “Born to be Wild,” “Get Your Game On,” and “The Final Countdown.”

Registration will begin in April and open to current YMCA parents first. The cost is $165.00/week and financial assistance is available.

Fitness and Safety Extravaganza at Jefferson School Saturday March 8

Carver Recreation Center and Martha Jefferson Starr Hill Center are partnering to throw a Fitness and Safety Extravaganza at the Jefferson School on March 8 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This family-friendly event will feature games, fitness activities, a bike rodeo, poison and fire prevention tips, and healthy food. Jackie Martin, Director of Community Benefit for Martha Jefferson especially encourages youth to try out classes they may not have tried before, such as yoga, karate, hip hop dance, tumbling, etc. She also encourages visitors to the Extravaganza to take advantage of the free CPR classes that will be offered.

African American Heritage Center Brings Comedian Darryl Littleton to Town

Darryl Littleton, author of Black Comedians on Black Comedy, Comediennes: Laugh be a Lady, and executive producer of Robert Townsend’s documentary,Why We Laugh will be performing at the African American Heritage Center on Wednesday, March 12. Doors open at 7pm event starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $12.00 and $10.00 for students or seniors.

According to Fresh Fiction, Darryl Littleton began his career writing and performing radio sketches for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” on CBS Radio. Since then, he has honed his stand-up skills and worked with other comedy stars, including Andrew Dice Clay, Eddie Griffin, George Wallace, Carlos Mencía, and Damon Wayans.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Blue Moon Fund, Hampton Inn and Suites and WUVA 92.7

Literacy Volunteers Offers Tutor Training March 22

On Saturday, March 22, Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Ablemarle (LVCA) will host its second tutor training of 2014 at the Jefferson School City Center. The training, led by LVCA staff, takes place from 9:30am-4:00pm and prepares volunteers to work one-on-one with an adult interested in learning English as a Second Language or improving his or her basic literacy skills.

“While we do not require a background in teaching or tutoring for our volunteers, we do want them to feel prepared before they meet with a student. So we spend the day going over different tutoring techniques and bring in some veteran tutors to talk with the ones in training,” explained Executive Director Ellen Osborne. “We also supplement our trainings with videos we’ve produced in-house to help new tutors get a better sense of what a tutoring session looks like.”

Those interested in becoming a Literacy Volunteers tutor must be able to commit to working with a student two hours a week for at least a year. To register for the March training, please call 434-977-3838.

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