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August 31, 2012 09:23 pm

 Dance, tumbling, aikido, hula-hoop, juggling, jump rope, drama, language arts, LEGO robotics, culinary arts, puppetry, Spanish, arts and crafts and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are all classes that will be offered in parent Jodi Harvey’s after-school youth development program. 

Harvey plans to collaborate with Curry County 4-H Youth Development Coordinator Michelle Carrillo to offer new clubs, as well.

She will host the program for children ages 5 through 8 and 9 through 12. This year, the program will run from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at #4 430 Oak St., the former location of Heart of Dance. 

 

The fall term will run from Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Friday, Dec. 7. Registration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3., at the new location. Classes cost $5 each for a 55 minute class, or $60 a week for all 15 classes.

“The overall purpose of the youth development program is to build skill sets for kids in specific target areas,” such as increasing awareness and comfort level with science, Harvey said. “We want to enhance mental and academic activities as well as physical activities.”

The program will offer both group classes and individual lessons.

Harvey decided to offer it for a second year because the students who participated in the program last year benefited. 

“In the kids participating in the youth development program last year we saw some amazing things happen,” Harvey said. “Shy kids became more outgoing and expressive. … My kids, after working with voice teachers and drama (instructors), went and tried out for the (Brookings-Harbor Community Theater’s production of) Little Mermaid and landed key roles. They couldn’t have been able to do that without the prep work.

“I can really see the kids that are interested in doing plays in this area better prepared for auditions. We use class time to work on lines (and) vocal coaching.”

Harvey danced and tumbled for 10 years. She participated in choreography as well.

“Things I’ve done in the past lend themselves toward this,” she said. 

Harvey also has a B.A. in Psychology, and a M.A. in Secondary-Post Secondary School Counseling and College Student Personnel Administration. 

Jodi Harvey can be reached by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 541-412-6220.

 

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