Ventures: After School Program

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Ventures: After School Program

Ventures is an after-school program at OASIS NC for current SEA Academy students that provides opportunities to explore our wonderful community, try new sports, games, and activities, and play with friends, old and new! We present “fun” as an opportunity to try something new over multiple weeks, which in turn, gives your child a chance to develop new interests and friendships. We are certain your child will enjoy the club-like environment while having the chance to play and hang out with their friends, go places, and try new things. If your child is resistant to new activities, Ventures! is the ideal opportunity for a change in the daily routine and to build flexibility in interests. Encourage your child to try it for the semester and come join the fun!

Goals

Students attending will be able to:

  • Receive time/assistance with homework
  • Spend time with friends
  • Get exposed to new activities and interests
  • Explore the community

Benefits

  • Reduce the amount of time spent on technology after school
  • Receive help with homework from a teacher if needed
  • Make new friends
  • Develop new interests
  • Generalize social skills to new people, settings, and situations

Sample Activities:

GoVENTURES: We jump in the van and off we go to experience activities in Wilmington together, such as eating in a new restaurant, buying a grocery list for a recipe, or visiting a plant nursery to purchase some flowers or vegetables to grow. Students will take their VENTURES Passports to check off the required activities to earn the Project Pin.

PlayVENTURES: This is classic fun, either experienced at our campus or out in the community. For example, we will be spending time playing kickball, baseball, frisbee, beach football, bowling, and other sports. We want to share games and interests, learning new ones and enjoying our favorites with friends. As we know, new ways to play can be a challenge in that it is a break from routine for some kids. At OASIS, we love to build in the required structure and visuals so our kids will feel comfortable as they try something new. We also want to showcase our kids’ individual interests by having them share them with their friends.

CareVENTURES: Our kids are innately loving and concerned when they recognize a need or problem. We want to nurture this trait by providing opportunities to give back to others. Our kids have endless ideas and will have input based on their interests. Projects include making care packages for homeless and elderly, clean up trash, build a recycling center at OASIS… all projects that will teach responsibility, empathy, and participation in the process of brainstorming, listening, planning,, cooperating, and implementing a service project.

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