With more than two decades working in education and youth development, Shelvee Casey knows what she's doing. Harnessing her extensive background, the founder and director of Youth Legacy, Inc. dedicates herself to helping underserved young people through positive reinforcement, hands-on tutoring sessions, and summer programs that build job skills and confidence.
Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.
You'll be led in the ways of matching and loving under director Ron "Ald" McDonald, aka Tennis the Menace, aka the Count of Volley Cristo?a US Professional Tennis Association?certified coach and 35-year veteran of successful tennis-knowledge transmission. You'll be grouped with a handful of swingers at your own skill level, allowing you to reap the benefits of group training and assign each other catchy nicknames. Through fun drills and lightly competitive scrimmaging, you'll build on fundamentals and incorporate new flourishes into your victory dance.
Most Popular Service: Safety and security training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: NRA, Sabre, Monadnock, Taser
Pro Tip: Come with an open mind and don't be afraid. Our classes are suitable for everyone.
Instructors rely on local indoor and outdoor ranges, where they lead live-fire training in handguns, shotguns, and rifles.
At a Glance
The lecture room at D&D Security Training Academy is open to all types of clients: police officers, private investigators, security guards, and the general public. To teach the various lessons?which typically cover the use of firearms and other defensive tactics?NRA-certified instructors use a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and open discussions. Then, they typically head to the range for hands-on practice. D&D Security Training Academy can also train clients to become shooting instructors themselves.
Hospitality Training Institute readies aspiring bartenders, casino dealers, and banquet servers to excel in both charming customers and plying their trade. Instructors guide their students through complete certification courses, which can last 20 to 150 hours, or through single-day workshops, in which students hone their skills to optimum employability. The institute maintains connections with the Virginia Hotel and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association, a close association that helps pupils find paid work upon completion of their training. Safety certifications demonstrate how to handle food and alcohol properly, so that confused waiters don’t fire all meals from a cannon.
Trouble Defense, LLC's instructors work out of Sharp Shooters, which features 16 handgun and rifle lanes.
Instructors supply rental firearms (pistols or rifles depending on the class), and ear and eye protection.
At a Glance
Safety is the cornerstone of Trouble Defense, LLC, which teaches two types of classes: hand-to-hand defense and firearms training. Master Gibson takes care of the former. The fourth-degree black belt instructs men and women on situational awareness, physical defense, and how to prevent altercations. NRA-certified instructor Keith Jordan leads things on the firearms front, covering both handgun and rifle use.