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Youth Enrichment League {YEL!}: Chess, Coding, & Guitar Classes

Online Youth Enrichment Classes offered through {YEL!}

  • All online classes are four days in length
  • Classes fill fast! {YEL!} offers enrichment programming with trained, top notch instructors.
  • SIGN UP by Sunday morning prior to start date at: https://secure.youthenrichmentleague.com/index.php. (All registrations must sign up through youth enrichment league website.)
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Online Chess Classes

We suggest participants have a computer with a microphone and speakers, high speed internet, a ChessKid.com account (email molly@yelkids.com if you need one). We'll be using ChessKid.com as well as chess.com for lesson analysis. Students will also be invited to participate in free online chess tournaments!

Beginner Chess Class  Ages 6-12
Learn the game played by kings, queens, presidents, and laureates for centuries. Chess benefits student's focus, sportsmanship, problem solving, mental fortitude, and more. Co-hosted by National Chess Master and former state champion Nathan Hoover, YEL Online Chess Lessons are immersive, engaging, and rich with content. Seats are limited, so sign up soon!

Dates Days Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
7/20-7/23 Mon-Thur 9:00-10:00 a.m. 4 $38 Online     

 

2.0 Beginner/Intermediate Chess  Ages 6-18
For students with a basic grasp of chess piece movement, capturing, check, and checkmate, but not ready for higher level lessons. We will be studying tactics like pins, skewers, discovered and double checks, back rank mates and more. Seats are limited, so sign up soon!

Dates Days Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
7/27-7/30 Mon-Thur 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 4 $38 Online  

 

Intermediate & Advanced Chess  Ages 6-18
This class will focus opening variations, endgame practice, move by move analysis and more. Co-hosted by National Chess Master and former state champion Nathan Hoover, YEL Online Chess Lessons are immersive, engaging, and rich with content. Seats are limited, so sign up soon!

Dates Days Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
8/3-8/6 Mon-Thur 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 4 $38 Online  

 

Online Coding Classes

Students will be given a Scratch user account. More details will be sent on how to join the class. Students can share their code online with other Scratch kiddos, and they can keep it in their own account. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

Scratch Coding Animation  Ages 8-14
Learn basic and intermediate coding techniques with Scratch. Students will be introduced to the vital field of coding and learn how to use movement blocks, loops, control blocks, and other basic coding and animation. 

Days Dates Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
Mon-Thur 7/20-7/23 9:00-10:00 a.m. 4 $38 Online  

 

Scratch Coding Video Games  Ages 8-14
Learn basic and intermediate coding techniques with Scratch. Students will be introduced to the vital field of coding and learn how to use movement blocks, loops, control blocks, and other basic coding for animation.

Days Dates Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
Mon-Thur 7/27-7/30 9:00-10:00 a.m. 4 $38 Online  

 

Online Guitar Classes

A guitar is necessary to participate. Students will need to purchase the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1. It can be found at Amazon.com and other online outlets.

Beginning Guitar  Ages 12-15
Take up a brand new instrument this summer and learn basic chords, notes, and maybe even some famous rock solos.

Days Dates Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
Mon-Thur 7/20-7/23 9:00-10:00 a.m. 4 $48 Online  

 

Beginning 2.0 Guitar  Ages 12-15
Participants should have a basic knowledge of guitar frets, basic chords, and basic rhythm patterns. We are taking it up a notch with more focus on scales, power chords and more famous rock solos. Take the instrument you already love to play to the next level.

Days Dates Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
Mon-Thur 7/27-7/30 10:15-11:15 a.m. 4 $48 Online