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

1.0 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
9/23-10/14 Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 Online     

 

2.0 Beginner/Intermediate Chess  Ages 6-12
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
9/24-10/15 Thursdays 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 Online  

 

3.0 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
9/21-10/12 Mondays 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 Online  

 

4.0 Advanced Chess  Ages 6-18
For students with a USCF rating or ChessKid.com rating (fast or slow) of 1200 or more. National Master Hoover Will provide in-depth training on end games (minor piece, King and pawn, Rook, and even Queen endings); openings, and analysis of master level chess games.

Dates Days Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
9/22-10/13 Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 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 1.0 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
Tuesdays 9/22-10/13 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 Online  

 

Scratch Coding 2.0 Video Games  Ages 8-14
Design, code, test, and share your very own video games using 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 use in designing their own video games.

Days Dates Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
Wednesdays 9/23-10/14 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 Online  

 

Scratch Coding 3.0 Level 3  Ages 8-14
If you've either taken a previous YEL Coding with Scratch class or have prior Scratch coding experience, this class can take you to the next level. Students will take a deeper dive into Scratch coding to design and code more challenging video games and animations.

Days Dates Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
Thursdays 9/24-10/15 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 Online  

Online Magic Classes

Online Magic 1.0  Ages 7-11
Amaze your family and friends with prestidigitation and legerdemain (main tricks...that is). Students will use common household items (deck of cards, paper clips, pencils, etc.) to learn and perform magic tricks. Join the class where the focus is on hocus-pocus! *We will send a full list of necessary items prior to the first class.

Days Dates Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
Tuesdays 9/22-10/13 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 Online  

 

Online Magic 2.0  Ages 7-11
For students who have completed YEL Magic 1.0. We will do new tricks and fine tune our presentation on all tricks.  *We will send a full list of necessary items prior to the first class.

Days Dates Time # Classes Fee Location Sign Up
Thursdays 9/24-10/15 4:15-5:15 p.m. 4 $49 Online