Mahomet Area Youth Club Summer 2015

The Mahomet Area Youth Club Summer 2015 Programming will be at the MAYC Clubhouse (601 E. Franklin Street in Mahomet). The programing will run from June 8, 2015 until August 7, 2015. The program hours will run Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm*. A full day costs between $2 and $10, depending on income and family size.  Please click here for the official Summer 2015 program brochure  *MAYC will be closed on National holidays, such as Independence Day  FOCUSED on the Future: FOCUSED on the Future is MAYC’s after school homework program. Members are asked and encouraged to complete their homework in an effort to maintain responsible habits and to do well in school. Staff is always available to assist with homework. Indoor/Outdoor Games: Depending on the weather, members participate in activities that are aimed at getting all members to interact with each other and have fun. Activities have included spud, baseball games, knock out, 21, KIMPS, Go Fish!, Guess Who and other board games, pool tournaments, air hockey tournaments, and many more! Brain Power: Members use their “brain power” to complete science projects aimed at surprising the members, while demonstrating important science concepts. Some experiments we’ve done in the past include, making our own slime and bouncy balls, cloud dough, elephant toothpaste, and exploding lunch bags! Beyond Arts & Crafts: Beyond Arts & Crafts is a favorite among MAYC members! Members participate invarious arts and crafts projects and are encouraged to use their own creativity and skills to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Recent Beyond Arts & Crafts activities have included homemade shrinky-dinks, Valentine’s Day suncatchers, exploding boxes, and bubble art. Culinary Adventures: Culinary Adventures aims at teaching members important cooking and nutrition skills that will enable them to transfer their skills to their home kitchens. Member of the Month: Member of the Month is an incentive program for our members who demonstrate the exemplary citizenship that is expected of MAYC members. Members who are awarded as Member of the Month are members who are exceptionally respectful, responsible, and caring while at MAYC. These members also willing to help staff, volunteer with our service-learning projects, and they strive do well in school. The Member of the Month receives a framed certificate and  $10 reward. Field Trips: MAYC takes many field trips throughout the year. MAYC frequently visits the Sholem and Spalding pools in Champaign, Skateland, Spalding Skate Park, Lake of the Woods, local and school parks, U of I’s Ice Arena, Savoy 16 theater, Curtis Orchard, and many other local programs. MAYC also tries to take a big field trip during Spring Break and over Summer vacation. Past trips have included museums in Chicago, the Decatur zoo and children’s museum, and Turkey Run State Park. “Yes We Can!”: Members collect donated cans from our receptacles at MAYC and IGA. The cans are recycled and the funds generated support programming at MAYC. Members who are involved in our can committee receive 10-20% of the proceeds to democratically spend on items that the members want for MAYC. Service Learning: MAYC completes several service-learning projects throughout the year. Members are encouraged and sometimes required to participate in these programs. Past service projects include donating a tree to Bridle Brook’s Trees for Tots and writing over 55 letters to soldiers overseas. B.L.A.S.T.: If you are a current MAYC member, enrichment classes will be provided at no cost! Please contact Marcius at 217-586-6323 or marcius@mahometyouth.org or Kelly Cramer at kcramer@ms.k12.il.us for more information.