A safe space. That's what the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley give to more than 43,000 kids each year. But along with keeping kids out of harm's way after school lets out, the Boys & Girls Clubs enrich children's lives though their programs. Kids get creative in arts classes, learn social interaction and fitness skills in sports programs, and prepare for the future with technology courses that ensure they won't buy stock in companies that only produce floppy discs.
But the Boys & Girls Clubs impact kids beyond afterschool care. In addition to the East Valley clubs having the first Arizona club to serve a Native American community, the clubs' Ladmo branch has Mona Dixon, who was named National Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2010.
Her path of success, encouraged by the Boys & Girls Clubs, led her from a girl homeless and worried about her family's survival to a young woman with a full ride to college and named one of the Top 28 Most Influential Black Women in America by Essence magazine.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award–winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
Given an A+ rating by the BBB, IMAj Institute?s experienced teachers train aspiring aestheticians and laser technicians, instructing them in their future professions, including how to use technology, execute best practices, and synthesize research the institute has collected during more than 25 years in the business. In addition to classroom time, IMAj?s undergraduate students receive hands-on training, performing laser and spa services for the general public. Laser light softens the appearance of unwanted tattoos, cellulite, unsightly body hair, or forehead-mounted flashlights. The institute?s spa sector doles out rejuvenating peels, custom facials, and face-to-floor waxing services.
We teach fun interactive Spanish language classes to all ages! We believe in everyone's potential to learn a second language and understand the importance of speaking Spanish in today's world. We have a diverse background in Spanish from various countries and share those wonderful experiences with our students!
As bilingual teachers and parents, the creators of Kids Love Spanish DVDs created 7 different instructional Spanish lessons for children. They're easy, fun, repetitive, and effective! Kids help teach their content with music, colorful backgrounds, real-life settings, & dance. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!