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.
|Let’s Speak Spanish!||Mrs. Risley, MSHS Foreign Language Teacher and MSHS Spanish Students||3|
|Becoming a Leader for Life||Leader’s for Life Staff||3|
|History of the Holidays||Katie Snyder from the Museum of the Grand Prairie||3|
|Nature Explorers||Stacey Clementz from the Champaign Forest Preserve||3|
|Robotics 101: BLAST OFF with Sylvan Robotics!||Ms. Sharon from Sylvan Learning Center||3|
|Zumba Kids: Ferdinand Edition||Kristina Robinson, Licensed Zumba Kids Instructor||3|
|Art-ature||Mrs. Truax, Art Teacher||3|
Lincoln Trail Classes
|POUND||Amy Cunningham, Certified Pound Instructor||3|
|3D Printing: Level 2||Mrs. Perkins, Computer Science Teacher and Mr. Herriott, 5th grade Teacher||3|
|Beginner’s Chess||Mr. Forman, Instructional Technology Coordinator||3|
|Bulldog Writing||Mrs. Graham, 4th grade Teacher||3|
|Robotics 201: BLAST Off with Sylvan Robotics||Mr. Joe from Sylvan Learning Center||3|
|3D Printing: Level 1||Mrs. Perkins, Computer Science Teacher||3|
|Lincoln Trail Chefs: Expert Chefs Edition||Mrs. Graham, 4th grade Teacher and Kassondra Graham||3|
|SPACE!||Elena Kamis from the Illinois Space Society and U of I students||3|
|BEGINNER CROCHET||Mindy Anderson, Lincoln Trail Aide||3|
|Basketball||Billie Dallas, former Basketball Player and Coach||3|