After-School Programs – Fall 2019
August 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019
Cost: No Cost
NBCF offers a variety of after-school programs for blind and visually impaired students, grades K thru 12. Please complete the registration form to reserve your spot today!
Programs run 5pm to 7pm, Monday thru Friday at the NBCF Learning Center, a hot meal is served for all students attending programs. If you need help arranging transportation to and from the NBCF Learning Center, please call our office at (702) 735-6223 to discuss available resources.
All of our after-school programs are offered at no cost, however, there is a one-time annual fee for students who wish to join the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts club.
Mondays – Music, Arts and Dance Program: In partnership with community partners and local music teachers, NBCF will offer group and individual lessons designed to help students develop their music skills.
Creative arts will offer NBCF students opportunities to create their own art in a variety of mediums.
Working with Touro University’s Occupational Therapy department, students are exposed to dance and movement to assist with balance, mobility, and spatial awareness.
Tuesdays – Life Skills Class: NBCF will provide educational and fun programming focused on activities of daily living (ADL’s and IADL’s). Key areas of focus in the fall semester will include cooking and getting dressed. In the spring the focus will shift to mobility, managing money, and shopping. Other areas of focus will be incorporated based on feedback from parents and students. Older students will have an opportunity to mentor younger students to develop leadership skills.
Wednesdays – Robotics / STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math): Three First Lego League teams to cover all grade levels for competition. Program includes enrollment with First Lego League, competition fees (including transportation), and cost of robotics kits and technology necessary to compete.
STEAM is a philosophy embracing the teaching of these essential skills in a way that resembles real life. With the move to a 5 day per week programming, the components that comprise STEAM are also taught within the scope of the overall curriculum.
Thursdays – Scouts and 4-H Club: In partnership with a group of volunteer parents for each Troop, NBCF will help to adapt Scouting curriculum for our students. NBCF will provide one staff member for each meeting, support with programming and supplies, and startup funds for each troop. Each troop will be expected to run just as every other Scout troop and will be funded through their own fundraising initiatives (popcorn and cookie sales). There is a one-time annual membership fee. Scouting is also open to sighted siblings.
In partnership with a group of volunteer parents for the club, NBCF will help to adapt 4-H projects and experiences for our students. NBCF will provide one staff member for each meeting, support with programming and supplies, and startup funds for the club. The club will be expected to run just as every 4-H club does and will be funded through their own fundraising initiatives (to be determined by the club members). 4-H is also open to sighted siblings.
Friday – Adaptive Recreation & Sports Program: Adaptive recreation and sports support students in developing mobility and flexibility and encourages active engagement in exercise and leisure activities. The emphasis in these activities is on movement and coordination. We play fun games such as human foosball, obstacle courses, mini golf, and bowling. (Some Friday Program will be replaced by Fun Friday which must be registered for separately.)
Please note, parents must contact NBCF for all new students wishing to enroll in our programs. (702) 735-6223
All students must register and complete all required paperwork prior to attending program sessions.
Please note, programs will not be offered on days NBCF is closed: September 2, October 25 (Sibling Day), November 11, November and December 23-January 5.
Age Levels: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, and 12th Grade
Open to: NBCF Students Only