EXCEL at the Houston Street Center



The EXCEL program provides fun, engaging and recreational services for children, teens and young adults with Special Needs. EXCEL includes instruction in swim, baking, art, drama, computers & technology, career development and healthy expression.

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FOR CHILDREN Summer
Session
June 30th - August 24th     

    
LEGO Creations

Sundays: 12M- 12PM Children age 4-11
Enrollment $70/ 8 week course         
                                                                      
Lego Making provides children on the autism spectrum (or with special needs) the opportunity to engage with peers and improve their social interactions and motor skills through a fun and engaging Lego-Making activity. Each week, children will engage in shared Lego projects that encourage peer collaboration, communication and creativity.    



Begginer Swim
Sundays 2:00-2:30 PM or 2:30-3:00 PM
Saturdays 3:00-3:30PM or Saturdays 3:30- 4:00                            
Thursdays  4:00- 4:30 PM or 4:30- 5:00PM                                     
Enrollment $90/ 8 week course     

Basic swim instruction for individuals with special needs. Swimmers will learn techniques in breathing, floating, and kicking. If you need special accommodations, please ask. We will do our best to accommodate a variety of needs. Small class size.  


Communication Station
Saturdays 1-2:00 PM
Enrollment $70/8 week course  
 


Movement & Improvement  
Saturdays 2-3:00 PM           
Enrollment $70/ 8 week course                               

Through simple, FUN and gentle dance moves, students will gain confidence and build skills through movement and dance. There will be an opportunity to perform in University Settlement's professional theater, Speyer Hall located at 184 Eldridge St.


Yoga for Families
Sundays 1-2PM                                  
Enrollment $30/ 8 week course 
up to 3 family members 
  
Yoga for Families is a light-hearted approach to classic Yoga in which parents, caregivers, and kids can share the joy of movement and breath. Please dress in comfortable clothing and be prepared to sit and move. All levels welcome.


QiGong for Families
Sundays 1:00-2:00 PM
Enrollment  $50/ 8 week course      

Through graceful movements, meditation, and controlled breathing techniques, QiGong promotes the circulation of qi, the ancient notion of "energy flow," within the body, enhancing physical and emotional health.



Young Adults SUMMER SESSION 
 June 30th- August 24th  
                                                                                             
 

Swim Level 2
 
Saturdays 4-5:00 PM for teens/young adults
Enrollment $100/ 8 week course     
                                                          
Beginner and intermediate swim instruction designed especially for children with special needs.


Drama
Saturdays 10AM- 12PM 
Enrollment $75/8 week course 

In a team setting, students will develop creativity and performance skills while discovering new things about themselves. This course uses drama to enhance expression skills and build confidence, friendships and community. There will be an opportunity to perform in University Settlement's professional theater, Speyer Hall located at 184 Eldridge St.


Hip Hop Dance
Saturdays 2:30- 3:30 PM 
Enrollment $65/8 week course 

Through simple, FUN and gentle dance moves, students will gain confidence and build skills through movement and dance. There will be an opportunity to perform in University Settlement's professional theater, Speyer Hall located at 184 Eldridge St.


Multimedua Computers and Technology
Sundays 2-4:00PM
Enrollment $80/ 8 week course

Together with your team, put together a Multimedia Production using Powerpoint, GarbageBand, and other programs to creatively tell Your story with special effects!  Work on your online portfolio, and enhance your communication skills for career development.  Develop skills and practice expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas in interviews, the work place and other social and professional settings! 

Call 212-475-5008 to enroll and/or complete the enrollment form and submit to houstonstreetcenter@universitysettlement.org or University Settlement at the Houston Street Center's front desk. 
  
Enrollment Form in Chinese and Enrollment Form in Spanish.     

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