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Programs and Classes

Youth Social Skills Classes

For more information on the classes below, please contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

To download Social Skills Classes at the J, click here.
To download Social Skills Classes in Arlington, click here.

Let’s Play

Ages: 6–8
Join us for an hour of fun and exploration as children learn and strengthen their social skills through active play in a safe and healthy environment. This class is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism (formerly Asperger’s syndrome), learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled before class starts.

Sundays, September 11–December 4 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 9, Nov. 6, 27)
1pm–2pm
Location: the J
Fee: $230/ $175 member
Code: #7718


Wednesdays, September 14–December 7 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 12, Nov. 23)
5pm–6pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
Fee: $330
Code: #7719

Friends

Ages: 9–12
A fun class designed to help children explore and understand their emotions through recreational play. Discussion topics include dealing with anger, understanding feelings, the power of positive thinking, and handling stress. This class is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled before class starts. 

Sundays, September 11–December 4 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 9, Nov. 6, 27)
Location: the J
Fee: $230/ $175 member

Class I
2:15pm–3:15pm
Code: #7712

Class II
3:30pm–4:30pm
Code: #7713

Wednesdays, September 14–December 7 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 12, Nov. 23)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
Fee: $330
Code: #7714

Gal Pals

Location: The J
A social skills group just for girls! A fun, recreational group in which girls can explore their emotions, discuss important issues going on in their lives, learn how to make appropriate friendships, improve self-esteem, learn to manage anxiety, and work on a variety of social skills in a safe and caring environment.

Kids
Ages: 6–8, for girls only
Sundays, September 11–December 4 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 9, Nov. 6, 27)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $230/ $175 member
Code: #7715

Tweens
Ages: 9–12, for girls only
Sundays, September 11–December 4 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 9, Nov. 6, 27)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $230/ $175 member
Code: #7583

Teens
Ages: 13–15, for girls only
Sundays, September 11–December 4 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 9, Nov. 6, 27)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $230/ $175 member
Code: #7716

 

To download the Gal Pals registration form, click here.

 

Adapted Youth Sports

TOPSoccer

Ages: 5–18
Sundays, September 11–October 30 (7 weeks)
(no class Oct. 9)
4pm–5pm
Location: Sprague Center
4414 Holborn Ave., Annandale
The J and Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) are excited to partner with The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer), a soccer program developed through US Youth Soccer for young athletes with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe, nurturing, and self-empowering environment. The goal of the program is to enable young athletes with special needs to grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally as members of US Youth Soccer with the assistance of volunteer coaches and youth mentoring buddies. TOPSoccer is not for competition. Players are matched up by abilities, not age. TOPSoccer is for all youth ages and ability levels. Come and enjoy the fun and excitement of soccer while learning some great skills along the way! For more information, please contact Aryn Cahen.
Fee: $50
Code: #7720
To download the registration form for TopSoccer, click here.

Make Your Move

Ages: 18+
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
October 6–May 18 (16 weeks)
10:45am–11:30am
Join us in this great movement program that incorporates dance, music, and a whole lot of fun! This program is for adults of ANY ability. You will have the freedom to move to your own beat while maximizing your own individual strengths. This program is run by j.dance.
Fee: $5 per class
Code: #50053

 

Adapted Aquatics

Contact Teo Albu, Aquatics Director, at Teo.Albu@jccnv.org, 703.537.3053
The Adapted Aquatics program is designed for individuals of all ages with communication spectrum disorders. The goal of the 30-minute private lesson is for the student to experience the relaxing pleasure of being in the water, while at the same time feeling comfortable, safe, and independent.

Before- and After-School Enrichment (BASE) Program

To arrange support for your child, contact Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, 703.537.3031.

Make the most of every afternoon! The PM BASE program runs from the time the school dismisses until 6pm daily. Upon arrival from school, your child will be served a snack, comprised of two nutritious food groups, and will be able to choose from the following activities:

  • A quiet homework room with staff on hand to assist
  • Science, arts and crafts, and cooking projects
  • Free creative play in either the Junior (grades K–2) or Senior (grades 3–6) BASE rooms stocked with age-appropriate toys, games and books
  • Organized sports and team-building activities in our indoor gymnasium and outside on the playground
  • Board games and foosball in our game room
  • Free swim twice a week in the JCCNV’s 25-meter heated indoor pool

Kids’ Night Out!

Ages: 18 months–12 years old

To arrange support for your child, contact Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, 703.537.3031. 

At Kids’ Night Out (KNO), children enjoy a Saturday night chock-full of swimming, movies, games, sports, and more — all at the JCCNV! The supervised activities provide parents with the opportunity to enjoy an evening out or attend programming around the J!


Adults 

Cooking with Class

Ages: 18+
Dates, Time, Location, Cost TBA
Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.
Cooking with Class provides adults of all abilities an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of food and meal preparation in a fun, social, structured, and supportive environment. Classes take place at George Mason University’s Nutrition Kitchen and are run by trained chefs. Individuals will learn life skills by following a recipe, setting/cleaning up, learning about nutrition, understanding how to utilize basic kitchen utensils and appliances, and feeling comfortable navigating the kitchen. Participants work cooperatively and share meals in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere! Watch for updates here.

 

 

JCCNV Adult Bowling League

Sundays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Bowl America, Fairfax Circle
Ages: 18+
Contact: Jean.Gurman@jccnv.org

Join the JCCNV adult bowling league and enjoy 13 weeks of fun and camaraderie as we compete for cash prizes (and bragging rights) at the completion of our winter/ spring session!

  • Join as a team (4 people) or as an individual. All are welcome
  • Commitment for the entire 13-week session is a must (even if absent)
  • Fee includes shoes and three games per week.

Payment must be made during league bowling nights by cash or checks only. Checks should be made payable to JCCNV Bowling League. Confirmation of your decision to participate is needed on or before December 20. Registration forms can be emailed or left at the J's front desk.

Click here to download the registration form.

For more information, contact Jean.Gurman@jccnv.org or 703.323.0880.
 

 

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