Join us in our EXPLORE After-School Program (grades 6-8)for an afternoon of fun activities with fellow teens and Roads to Success mentors. RTS Clubs lets you explore different activities of your choosing in art, sports, STEM, theater, dance and more. Explore the categories below for a description of the Clubs we offer.
RTS Clubs Activities
ART EXPRESSION Students will create their own works of art after studying and learning about various art styles and how they have progressed throughout history. Participants will practice imitating art forms and then creating their own art form through practice.
VISUAL ARTS Students will create art pieces designed to help improve students’ basic art skills; drawing, painting and sculpting, design artwork using a variety of media and techniques, develop students’ creativity and self-expression, and recognize and use the art elements (line, shape, color, value, form, texture and space), and design principles.
DEBATE This course explores a wide variety and range of public speaking skills, including: Speaking, Declamation, Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation (prose and poetry), and Storytelling at the novice level. Additionally, students are introduced to basic researching, argumentation, questioning, and rebuttal skills through a variety and range of debate disciplines, including: Public Forum Debate, and the basics of philosophy for debates. Skill focus includes the development of techniques in diction, articulation, enunciation and projection. Students begin to analyze pieces of literature, create and deliver orations, write arguments, and evaluate performances.
PATHWAYS Students will explore college planning, career exploration, financial literacy and more. They will use technology to participate in this course via the Canvas e-learning platform. Canvas is made up of a powerful set of highly integrated learning products and supported by Google. PENPALS Students will connect with other students living all around the world and share their opinions on major global issues. They will be able to improve their literacy skills and ability to communicate effectively.
RALLY Students will compete in literacy-based team building games and challenges such as Spelling bees, Reverse Game Show, Charades, Heads up, etc.
TUTORING Our tutors will help participants with time management skills, personal organization, and strong study habits. Students who are at or behind grade level can benefit from an individualized approach to tutoring, gaining fundamental skills in reading, writing, and math.
FITNESS Learn the skills and behaviors to establish and maintain an active lifestyle. Instructional staff will have students moderately to vigorously active for 50% of each session of the Fitness Club. Strategies will include reducing the activity class size, implementing instant activities, assigning routines, and utilizing heart rate monitors or other PE technology devices. SPORTS SKILLS & DRILLS Each week will tackle a new skill in a different sport. Skills and Drills develop players to have a better understanding of the sport.
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Students will explore architecture and design through art. They will create groups to create their own city and other major hubs and tackle some of the changes needed to be made to architecture and infrastructure. This activity will emphasize the structural characteristics of 3D shapes, bridge engineering, constructing with I-beams, creating building models and green technologies. COOKING Students will explore food science through measurements, and math related skills connected to cooking. Participants will be encouraged to observe and think about the world more intentionally and encouraged to ask “I wonder” questions while trying to find the answers. Students will learn how to use a scale, observe patterns, similarities, and differences in fruits and vegetables, as well as about food waste, composting, chemistry, measurements and volume.
EXPERIMENTS Students will use the scientific method to conduct different scientific experiments both independently and in groups. In the latter weeks they will research the experiments they would like to conduct on their own for the science fair event.
CODING/MINECRAFT Students will exploring how to code video games and other coding techniques using their computers and code.org.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? This Club is designed to assist student dancers with their overall knowledge of dance and performance art. Students will also build leadership skills as up and coming choreographers. Throughout the activity students will work on their stage presence as well as learning different types of choreography (African, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and Tap).
THEATER Students will express their creativity and culture through singing and their own acting performance. This activity will give students the power to tell important stories, to improve an audience, to connect people, and to make change. This activity will focus on collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.