In 2013 MAYC was looking for ways to increase their membership and create quality after school programming. At the same time the Mahomet- Seymour School District was looking for ways to reintroduce enrichment opportunities after budget cuts had limited enrichment during the school day. School administration, Mahomet Area Youth Club board members and district parents put their heads together to create after-school enrichment classes that would fulfill both needs. After researching other school districts after-school programming B.L.A.S.T. was created to best fit the needs of our students and families, offering enrichment opportunities to students regardless of their economic or academic standing. B.L.A.S.T. has been eagerly welcomed by students and parents in our community! Funding for the program is provided by MAYC, your donations make these unique and enriching classes possible.
What is B.L.A.S.T.
B.L.A.S.T. (Bulldogs Learning and Succeeding Together) is a fee based after-school enrichment program created through a partnership between the Mahomet Area Youth Club (MAYC) and the Mahomet-Seymour School District. B.L.A.S.T. offers after school classes for first graders through high school seniors, engaging students in a variety of topics both academic and recreational. From homework help to art, technology, science, music, athletics and much more, B.L.A.S.T. offers an array of educational opportunities each year. Approximately 25% of enrollees are eligible for scholarships made possible by MAYC. This means that ALL children can participate in these unique and enriching classes enabling them to learn side-by-side with their peers.
Current Enrichment Classes
|Spanish Cultures of the World||Ms. Stout, MAYC Volunteer and Board Member||2|
|Beginner Crochet||Mindy Anderson, Lincoln Trail Aide||2|
|Lincoln Trail Chefs||Mrs. Graham, 4th grade Teacher and Kassondra Graham||2|
|Becoming a Leader for Life||Leader’s for Life Staff||2|
|Robotics 102: BLAST Off with Sylvan Robotics||Ms. Amanda from Sylvan Learning Center||2|
|Holiday Crafts||Mrs. Graham, 4th grade Teacher and Kassondra Graham||2|
|History of the Holidays||Katie Snyder from the Museum of the Grand Prairie||2|
|3D Printing||Mrs. Perkins, Computer Science Teacher and Mr. Herriott, 5th grade Teacher||2|
|Literacy and Legos||Mrs. Coulson, Reading Teacher and Ryan Coulson||2|
|Amazing Animals||Stacey Clementz from the Champaign Forest Preserve||2|
|Crafty Kids||Margaret White, Jeanne Campion and Trudy Matthews from Mahomet Rotary Club||2|
|Robotics 101: BLAST OFF with Sylvan Robotics!||Ms. Sharon from Sylvan Learning Center||2|
|Edible Science||Casey Ryan, Sangamon Elementary Staff||2|
|Art and Beyond||Mrs. Truax, Art Teacher||2|
|Sangamon Chefs||Ms. Ward and Mrs. White, 1st grade Teachers||2|