Mission & History Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center envisions a community in which young people of all ages and backgrounds possess the leadership skills, self-confidence and knowledge to succeed on the field, in the classroom and in life.

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Scholarships are always available! Please contact cllclearningdirector@gmail.com for more information. 

 

1st - 3rd LEGO Engineering/Coding - Fall 2023

Engineering/Coding with LEGOs - Grades 1-3

Wednesdays 4:30PM -5:30 PM

14 Green Street, Charlestown, MA

11/8/2023 - 1/10/2024 (8 Total Classes)

NO CLASS 11/22 or 12/27

 

 

Letgoyourmind Program Description: 

Engineering with LEGO
Each week students will build different motorized LEGO brick creations using axles, gears, battery packs and motors. Students will have iPad powerpoint instructions to guide them along as they create their builds each week. Once their build is complete students will have time to modify their motorized LEGO brick creation any way they would like!

 

STEM Concepts
Before each LEGO brick creation staff will discuss key engineering and physics concepts with the children. Staff will also demonstrate how special LEGO elements can work together to create various types of LEGO brick builds. Each week, students will each be given an iPad provided by Letyourmindgo with powerpoint instructions to guide them along as they create their builds. This program is 8 weeks long and will run for one hour per class.


This after school program is ideal for scholars in rising 1st through 3rd grade. The cost is $325. For more information about Engineering/Coding with LEGO after school program, please visit https://letgoyourmind.com/ For scholarship information or any questions, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at cllclearningdirector@gmail.com.

Opened: 05/25/2023
Closes: 11/10/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 06/27/2004

In Grades: K to 4 for 2023-24 School year

NOTE: This program is currently only accepting waitlisted registrations. Register for the current waitlist by clicking the Join Waitlist button below.

4th/5th Executive Functioning Dream Vacation Project - Fall 2023

Executive Functioning Group Project with Engaging Minds!

 

PLAN YOUR FAMILY’S NEXT DREAM VACATION

Grades 4 & 5

ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

A tropical island, Disney Parks, a week-long cruise, or exploring a new country: what is your family’s dream vacation? This course will engage your participants imagination, creativity, and math skills to plan everything from transportation, daily itineraries, and packing lists to writing a letter to your parents, convincing them this is the perfect trip. Through practicing foundational math skills, following the writing process, and creating schedules and checklists, students will end this course with a presentation and persuasive letter about your next possible family vacation!

Where: 14 Green Street, Charlestown

When: October 10 - December 12th (No classes 10/31 and 11/21) 

5:00pm-6:00pm

Who: Engaging Minds Certified Instructor. Small group of 5 total 4th/5th grade students. 

Executive Function Skills Taught: 

·      Planning and time management

·      Task initiation

·      Organization of ideas

·      Self-monitoring and follow-through

·      Working memory

 

Opened: 08/23/2023
Closes: 10/10/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 08/23/2005

In Grades: 4 to 5 for 2023-24 School year

4 open positions.  

American Girl Book Club! Ages 7-11

American Girl Doll Book Club!

This themed book club will meet once a week for 6 weeks: Thursdays, 5:45-6:45PM

Dates will be: 10/9-11/13 (6 weeks)

Who: Readers ages 7-11

Cost: $175 books included! After you sign up, please feel free to pick up your copy of the books at the learning Center or grab it on the first day of class!

 

Opened: 09/22/2023
Closes: 10/26/2023

Open to: Men & Women

12 open positions.  

Arts, Crafts and Story Time! - K-2nd Grade

Arts, Crafts and Story Time! K - 2nd Graders!

14 Green Street, Charlestown

Thursdays 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16  from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join our certified BPS teacher for a book club filled with story time, arts and crafts! During each class, a story will be read out loud and discussed as a group. Following the reading, children will participate in a related art project! This book club is for scholars in Kindergarten and second grade.

 

 

Opened: 09/19/2023
Closes: 01/10/2024

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 12/25/2004

In Grades: K to 3 for 2023-24 School year

8 open positions.  

Book Club "A Long Walk to Water" Grades 5th-6th- Fall 2023

 

5/6th Grade Book Club

A LONG WALK TO WATER by Linda Sue Parks 

Cherished by millions of readers, this #1 New York Times bestselling novel is a powerful tale of perseverance and hope. Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park interweaves the stories of two Sudanese children who overcome mortal dangers to improve their lives and the lives of others.

 

Book Club will be once a week for 7 weeks: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30PM

Dates will be: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21*(End of Book movie amd celebration) 

After you sign up, we will mail you a personal copy of the book to the mailing address on file. 

 

Opened: 08/15/2023
Closes: 10/20/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 5 to 6 for 2023-24 School year

6 open positions.  

Chess Club - FALL 2023

Chess Wizards After School Program- Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30

14 Green St, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 02129
Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 (Total: 14 Classes)

No Class - Halloween 10/31
Max: 16 Kids
Grades 1-5 

 

Chess Wizards will be back this fall offering an in-person after school program at our learning center on Tuesdays from September 12th through December 19th (14 classes)!

 

Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. Join them after school this fall for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes! Whether your child is new to chess or has been playing for a while, they will improve their chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle - their brain! Each Wednesday, the Chess Wizard program will  include fun team chess games (like Corner Chess), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. All chess materials will be provided by Chess Wizards. 

 

This after school program is ideal for scholars in rising 1st through 6th grade. The cost is $400. For more information about Chess Wizards, visit their website at https://chesswizards.com/.    For scholarship information or any questions, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at cllclearningdirector@gmail.com


 

Opened: 05/05/2023
Closes: 10/01/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: K to 6 for 2023-24 School year

8 open positions.  

FREE 10/3 Engaging Minds Webinar - Executive Functioning Strategies for Creating Successful Students

Join us for a FREE online webinar through Engaging Minds on Executive Functioning! This webinar will run on 10/3/23 beginning at 7:00pm. Once registered, we will email out the zoom link for the meeting! 

Open to: Men & Women
born on or after: 08/27/2005

ISEE Online Prep Course FALL 2023

ISEE Online Prep Course - Monday/Wednesday Zoom

Session 1: September 18th through November 7th (8 weeks) 4:45pm - 5:45pm (60 minutes) through Zoom

Monday Math: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

Wednesday Literacy: 9/20, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/7(No class 9/26)

During this course, students should expect to focus on a variety of ISEE topics covered on both the literacy and math portions of the exam. Students will learn through whole group instruction, break out in small targeted learning teams and receive individualized instruction throughout the course. 

Who: Two certified Secondary Education Teachers from Boston Public Schools. Ms. Moran, our qualified ELA teacher will take on Literacy on Wednesday evenings and Ms. Bradshaw our qualified Math and Science teacher will lead the Math section on Mondays. 

Where: Zoom - Link will be emailed out before start date.

When:. Monday Math, Wednesday ELA. 4:45pm - 5:45pm Space is limited! 

How: The CLLC will be requiring an ISEE prep book that parents/guardians are responsible for purchasing before the class begins. You can order it here:

https://www.amazon.com/Middle-Level-ISEE-Practice-Questions/dp/153281125X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1FRV1DBHOV7JD&keywords=middle+level+isee&qid=1660325289&sprefix=middle+level+isee%2Caps%2C126&sr=8-1


 

Opened: 06/06/2023
Closes: 09/30/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 08/12/2004

In Grades: 4 to 7 for 2023-24 School year

15 open positions.  

ISEE Practice Exam Saturday 10/21/23

Middle Level ISEE Practice Exam - Saturday, October 21st from 9:00am-12:00pm

Who: Our certified Secondary Education Teacher and ISEE instructor will be administering a practice Middle Level ISEE exam. Scholars will take the full 2 hour and 40 minute Middle Level ISEE exam (including the essay) in-person at our center. Our instructors will grade and submit feedback to you in a timely manner after the paper based exam. Please note due to staffing we will not be able to provide IEP/504 accommodations. 

Where: Paper based Middle Level ISEE Exam will be administered in-person at the Learning Center, 14 Green Street. 

When: Saturday, October 21st from 9:00am-12:00pm. There will be short breaks included throughout the session. Scholars should bring a snack and water for breaks. 

Practice Exam Cost: $149

 

Opened: 06/08/2023
Closes: 10/29/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 5 to 7 for 2023-24 School year

9 open positions.  

Manners for Middle Schoolers Etiquette Course 5th - 8th Fall 2023

Manners for Middle Schoolers

5th through 8th graders

Mrs. Snezana Page from The Etiquette Academy of New England is back!

Topics: Basic Manners, Table manners and Conversation skills

11/27, 12/4, 12/11

6:15pm-7:15pm

14 Green Street 

Opened: 09/14/2023
Closes: 11/27/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 09/14/2005

In Grades: 5 to 8 for 2023-24 School year

10 open positions.  

Mind Your Manners Etiquette Course 2nd - 4th Fall 2023

Mind Your Manners 

Mrs. Snezana Page from The Etiquette Academy of New England is back!

Topics: Basic Manners, Table manners and Conversation skills

11/27, 12/4, 12/11

5:00pm - 6:00pm

14 Green Street 

Opened: 09/14/2023
Closes: 11/27/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 09/14/2005

In Grades: 2 to 4 for 2023-24 School year

7 open positions.  

Safe Sitter Training - Saturday, December 2, 2023

CLLC is proud to present SAFE SITTER TRAINING from Greater Boston Safety Training Co. !

 
Saturday December 2, 2003 10am - 4PM 
BYO Lunch and water bottle. Lunch time is built into the training schedule.
Cost of the course is $250 per child.  
 
SAFE SITTER is a 6 hour course offered to children ages 11-14yrs old or in Grades 6-8. 
 

Safe Sitter® is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. 

Students will learn:

Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.

Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.

First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses. Greater Boston Safety Training partners with the American Health and Safety Institute to include a First Aid and CPR certificate.

Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

Opened: 08/13/2023
Closes: 12/03/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 08/13/2005

In Grades: 5 to 8 for 2023-24 School year

5 open positions.  

SY 2023-2024 FREE AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB

FREE AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB!

MONDAY and WEDNESDAYS, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Beginning the week of September 18th through end of BPS 2023-2024 School Year

 

We are pleased to welcome all Kindergarten through 9th graders to join our highly qualified, fully certified, current Boston Public School educators for weekly in-person homework support! Homework club will run every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30pm-6:00pm (except for dates on which BPS is closed for weather, school breaks or otherwise). Homework club will follow the BPS school calendar and will run through the end of the school year. 

If your scholar is interested in tutoring, you must register in advance online in order to complete our liability waiver and receive the weekly sign up emails. For those who have registered, a weekly Google Document will be delivered to the email used through our registration page for you to sign up and hold your scholar’s spot in each tutoring session. Registration is on a rolling basis throughout the duration of the program.  Registered families should expect to receive the weekly Google Document by the end of day each preceding Thursday. The maximum number of students will be eight per session.  Students must bring their homework to the learning center to receive support from the teachers on site. Chromebooks will be available for students who have online homework. 

Private tutoring can cost up to $100 per hour! We are thrilled to offer this service for free but donations to support homework club are always welcome! Any donations will go towards materials, scholarships, technology and paying our tutors. If you are interested in making a donation, please Venmo @Charlestown-lacrosse.

 
 

Opened: 05/31/2023
Closes: 06/19/2024

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: K to 9 for 2022-23 School year

CLLC Alumni Group

The CLLC Alumni Group is made up of former CLLC Scholars,
Athletes, Tutors, Parents, Coaches, and Students. 
 
We are greatful for all the opportunities the CLLC gives the Charlestown Community,
and we are dedicated to further improving all that the CLLC offers. 
 

The Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center Alumni Association seeks to support the CLLC with contributions from former Players, Coaches, Student-Athletes and Scholars alike.       

Open to: Men & Women
born between: 12/11/1918 and 12/11/2001