Virtual Summer Academy

Summer Academy Classes

Chess

Youth will learn the basics of chess for the purposes of stimulating the mind. The game will be learned and played virtually, however, each youth will receive a chess board game to teach others how to play chess.

Coding

Youth will learn the basics of coding and create a foundational understanding of computer science.

Dance

Youth will engage in contemporary and hip hop dance with Celebrity Choreographer FatimaYana utilizing songs that build on social justice and stimulate reflection to assist youth in taking a stand to become change agents.

Finance

CHOYCES provides an opportunity to educate the youth about financial literacy and accountability through the fun of playing games like Monopoly, The Stock Exchange Game, and ACT Your Wage. This ensures and promotes creative methods to learn about how to save and spend finances, along with being cognizant about debt. This encourages thoughtfulness about the daily living expenses for every family member!

Little Newtons/Einsteins

This science class includes science experiences allowing youth the opportunity to be scientists. They will participate in day-to-day experiments that allow them to obtain conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills. CHOYCES will teach them about famous scientists that look and act like them. We will also provide kits to further develop their sense of inquiry related to science and nature.  Classes include Robotics, Energy and Electricity, and Chemistry

We Can All Be Heroes

Youth will create Comic Book art with CHOYCES and become the hero of your own story. Learn how to fight for social justice and combat global inequality through art. Cast yourself as the hero of your own comic book! Write a story, draw a comic, make an action plan, and bring that into your own community. Remember, you don’t need superpowers, because we can all be heroes.

Art

Youth will engage in art techniques that will provide them with a finished art piece of their own. Some of the classes include digital art, painting with a twist for kids, graphic design, etc.

Book Club

Youth will engage in book talks utilizing books such as: “Let the Children March,” Same, Same but Different,” “Dear Martin” and “The House on Mango Street”

Videography/Filmmaking

Youth will learn the basics of videography, film making and editing. Youth will come up with a social justice campaign they are interested in and create a video to bring awareness. Campaign videos will be posted on the CHOYCES website, youtube and other social media platforms.

Class Prices

Full Summer Academy

$175

Students get to attend all 48 classes for the entire 3 weeks and get to keep all the material they received while at the summer academy.

Weekly Plan

$90

Students get to attend one week of the summer academy and would be able to go to 16 classes and keep all the material they get that specific week.


This summer, CHOYCES wants to support youth in closing the achievement gap by offering enrichment tutoring services during the Summer Academy. Normal prices range from $65 to $400 for bundle deals. However, we are offering enrichment classes at a discounted rate of $10 per session, when signing up for any of the Summer Academy classes. For as little as $50, your child can engage in five 1-hour tutoring sessions, at a time of your choice with one of our amazing tutors.

Class Schedule

**Please note that some individual classes' costs may differ

Week One

Monday Class Schedule

July 12th
  • Dance (9:00 AM-10:00 AM EST)
  • Book Club (11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST)
  • Coding (12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST)
  • Film Making (2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST)
  • Tuesday Class Schedule

    July 13th
  • Little Newtons/Einsteins (9:00 AM-10:00 AM EST)
  • Finance (11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST)
  • Painting with a Twist Art (12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST)
  • Coding (2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST)
  • Chess (3:15 PM - 4:15PM EST)
  • Tuesday *$15 extra if choosing only day plan or alternating day

    Wednesday Class Schedule

    July 14th
  • Book Club (9:00 AM-10:00 AM EST)
  • We Can All Be Heroes (11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST)
  • Chess (12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST)
  • Coding (2:00 PM- 3:00 PM EST)
  • Wednesday * $15 extra if choosing only day plan or alternating day

    Thursday Class Schedule

    July 15th
  • Digital Art (9:00 AM- 10:00 AM EST)
  • Little Newtons/Einsteins (11:00 AM- 12:00 PM EST)
  • Dance (12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST)
  • Film Making (2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST)
  • Week Two

    Monday Class Schedule

    July 19th
  • Dance (9:00 AM-10:00 AM EST)
  • Book Club (11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST)
  • Coding (12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST)
  • Film Making (2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST)
  • Tuesday Class Schedule

    July 20th
  • Little Newtons/Einsteins (9:00 AM-10:00 AM EST)
  • Finance (11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST)
  • Art (12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST)
  • Film Making (2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST)
  • Tuesday *$15 extra if choosing only day plan or alternating day

    Wednesday Class Schedule

    July 21th
  • Book Club (9:00 AM-10:00 AM EST)
  • We Can All Be Heroes (11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST)
  • Chess (12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST)
  • Film Making (2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST)
  • Wednesday * $15 extra if choosing only day plan or alternating day

    Thursday Class Schedule

    July 22th
  • We Can All Be Heroes (11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST)
  • Chess (11:00 AM- 12:00 PM EST)
  • Dance (12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST)
  • Finance (2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST)
  • Weekly Availability Prices

  • ($175) Virtual Summer Academy Package
  • ($90) 1 Week