(*) partial Medicaid funded program for eligible participants
|Monday||Karate with Master Wayne|
|Magic of Music|
|Yorktown Kids Express|
SPARC offers children the opportunity to ride horses on area horse farms, and develop a love for animals. Our individualized, adapted riding instruction helps participants develop independence, new accomplishments, balance, posture, concentration, and greater self-esteem, as they learn how to care for these amazing animals. Equestrian Special Olympics are optional.
This program will be run by Master Wayne DeRosa from Chung Ma;s Taekwondo school in Mahopac, NY. Mr. Wayne DeRosa is an accomplished Master who has earned many awards from the Junior Olympics and the US National Taekwondo Team. During the virtual program he will be working on Taekwondo karate skills, focusing, concentration, balance, core strengths and exercises.
Kids Express is a fun-filled virtual after school recreation program. Enjoy many of the same activities virtually that you enjoyed live! Children learn about making and being a good friend while enjoying unique interactive games, creative art projects, role-play and many more fun filled activities. The small group experiences in Kids Express encourage friendship, creativity, self-expression, build conversational skills, expand problem solving and decision making abilities.
Music is a great outlet for expression, and therapy, and the SPARC Magic of Music program hits the right notes. SPARC music specialists lead this lively, interactive, goal-oriented program that involves children in singing, movement and musical games. Small classes allow children to explore rhythm and rhyme, percussion instruments, and dramatic play. This program aims to develop receptive and expressive language and social skills, improve attention, and develop self-expression. The SPARC Magic of Music program can be designed and facilitated for any school age group with special needs, K-12.
SPIRIT is an after-school virtual recreation program for middle and high school students with special needs in Yorktown Middle School and High School. Meet friends and socialize in a supportive, safe, virtual environment after school, led by a SPARC Team Leader! > Fun teen activities and an opportunity to connect with your own peers. > Participate in group discussions which may include: art, music, games and conversations. > Discover self-esteem, achievement, self-awareness, leisure skills, social skills, decision making and independence all in a fun social hour that enables you to keep in touch with your friends and meet new ones!