Information & Resources

Yell-on-boatTeen Enrichment is a newly developed program by the Nantucket Community School. We aim to serve the enrichment needs of our Island’s teens while educating them through a variety of experiences. Teen Enrichment encompasses leadership, education, fitness, community initiatives (youth leadership & business), art programs, foreign language and much more.  Check out one of our programs today for the unique opportunity to have fun and make new friends!

Teen Enrichment Winter/Spring 2017

 

EDUCATION

Nantucket Babysitting Workshop

Instructor:           Liz Shannon
Ages:                     12-15 years
Time:                    9:00am – 3:00pm
Date:                     Saturday –April 1
Fee:                       $125
Location:             Early Childhood Center (ECC) 128 Old South Rd. (Candlewick Corner Complex where Thai House is located, last building on the right)
In this class, future babysitters will be taught the basics of fundamental child care along with household safety tips. This class is provided by local, on-island American Heart Association ® Instructors, healthcare professionals and public safety officers. Participants will be taught critical skills and knowledge needed to manage and respond to a possible emergency. Successful participants will receive certification in Heartsaver ® CPR/AED and First Aid.*Please send your child with lunch and a snack as there will be a lunch break mid-way through the workshop.

FITNESS

Strong Girls Yoga
Instructor:           Caitlin Marcoux
Grades:                6-8
Time:                    4:00pm – 4:50pm
Dates:                   Wednesdays –March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12.
Location:             CPS 06 – Dance Studio
Fee:                       $90
We believe strong girls grow up to be strong women.
Strong Girls Yoga is committed to providing Nantucket’s young women with a safe environment to cultivate self-esteem, mindfulness, physical presence, and lasting peace. These girls’ empowerment classes are designed specifically for pre-adolescent & adolescent girls. Class will explore many yoga poses which build strength and flexibility but will go beyond the physical practice of yoga to cover to the basic tenants of yogic mindfulness. Students will be exposed to the concepts of non-violence, truthfulness, gratitude, moderation, and the cultivation of compassion and joy. The girls will also work on building self-esteem and confidence through a playful mix of yoga games, trust exercises, partner work, heart-opening poses, thoughtful discussion, meditation, reflection, occasional journaling and breath work.

Tennis Clinics
Instructor:           USPTA Certified instructor Michael Harter
Grades:                6-12
Time:                    3:00pm – 3:50pm
Dates:                   Thursday –April 28; May 4, 18, 25; June 1.
Location:             Jetties Beach Tennis Courts – 2 Bathing Beach Rd.
Fee:                       $125
Join us this Spring for some tennis fun in the sun. All levels are welcome to participate in our Tennis Clinics at Jetties. This is perfect for the beginner-advanced player looking to refine their skills and become a better all around tennis player. Taught by USPTA certified Tennis Instructor Michael Harter these clinics are offered during the Fall and Spring seasons at the Jetties Beach Tennis Courts. Balls and rackets are provided (if you have your own racket please feel free to bring it) the courts are fully protected by wind screens. Please bring a refillable water bottle!

Leadership

Y.E.L.L. – Youth Empowering Lasting Leadership
Facilitators:        SRO Cassie Thompson, Caitlin Waddington & Blair Jannelle
Grades:                6-8
Time:                    2:30pm-3:45pm
Dates:                   March 8, 22; April 5; May 3, 17; June 7
Fee:                       FREE
Location:             TBD
Y.E.L.L. is a free youth leadership program that is open to all 6th, 7th & 8th grade students on Nantucket. Community leaders present a diverse array of topics to the participants and afterwards the students have a chance to react and share their thoughts on subject matters. This year we will be taking a number of educational field trips around the island. YELL is facilitated by a collaboration between the Nantucket Police Department and The Nantucket Community School.  Generous financial sponsors include ASAP Nantucket and The Nantucket Yacht Club.

Interested in any of those classes? Click to sign up to the Nantucket Community School Teen Enrichment mailing list! 

Questions? Contact Blair Jannelle at 508-228-7285 x1576 or send an email to jannelleb@nps.k12.ma.us


14361230_10154168638049039_32896134834511725_oBlair Jannelle serves as the Coordinator of the Teen Enrichment, Sports Camps and Community Recreation programs at the Nantucket Community School. Blair is a native of Nantucket Island and his family owns and operates Fifty-Six Union restaurant on the island (if you haven’t been you must try it). After receiving his diploma at Nantucket High School, Blair attended Coastal Carolina University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation & Sports Management with an academic minor in Spanish. Blair returned to the Island after serving as a marketing intern for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in Jacksonville, FL. Blair has been working  with the Nantucket Community School in various capacities since Summer 2013 and as a program coordinator since April of 2014.