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Youth Social Skills Classes

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

Download the registration form for Let's Play and Friends:
Held at the J, click here.
Held 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, January 8–March 26 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 15, Feb. 19)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Fee: $230/ $175 member
Code: #7752

Wednesdays, January 18–March 22 (10 weeks)
5pm-6pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington
Fee: $300
Code: #7764

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Fee: $138/ $105 member
Code: #7753

Wednesdays, April 19–June 7 (8 weeks)
5pm–6pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington
Fee: $240
Code: #7765

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, January 8–March 26 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 15, Feb. 19)
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Fee: $230/ $175 member

Class 1
2:15pm–3:15pm
Code: #7754

Class 2
3:30pm–4:30pm
Code: #7757

Wednesdays, January 18–March 22 (10 weeks)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington
Fee: $300
Code: #7767

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Fee: $138/ $105 member

Class 1
2:15pm–3:15pm
Code: #7755

Class 2
3:30pm–4:30pm
Code: #7756

Wednesdays, April 19–June 7 (8 weeks)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington
Fee: $240
Code: #7768

 

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.

Download the registration form for Gal Pals.

Kids 

Ages 6-8, for girls only
Sundays, January 8–March 26 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 15, Feb. 19)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $230/ $175 member
Code: #7758

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $138/ $105 member
Code: #7759

Tweens 

Ages: 9-12, for girls only
Sundays, January 8–March 26 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 15, Feb. 19)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $230/ $175 member
Code: #7760

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $138/ $105 member
Code: #7761

Teens

Sundays, January 8–March 26 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 15, Feb. 19)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $230/ $175 member
Code: #7762

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $138/ $105 member
Code: #7763

 

Adapted Youth Sports

TOPSoccer

Ages: 5–18
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!

Sundays, January 22–March 19 (8 weeks)
(no practice Feb. 19)
10:30am–11:30am
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Fee: $60
Code: #7774

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
4pm–5pm
Location: Sprague Center
4414 Holborn Avenue, Annandale
Fee: $40
Code: #7769

 

Indoor Adapted Basketball

Saturdays, January 21–March 18 (8 weeks)
(no practice Feb. 18)
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
The J is excited to announce our partnership with Children’s Adaptive Team Sports (C.A.T.S.) to provide adapted basketball to individuals of all abilities. C.A.T.S. is a sports league for children with disabilities designed to improve quality of life through team sports participation. The program will offer a variety of sports and recreational activities. Through weekly engagement in sports, players will gain confidence, social skills, gross motor skills, and the opportunity to be part of a community-based setting.
Fee: $80

Class 1
Ages: 5–11
3:15pm–4pm
Code: #7772

Class 2
Ages: 12–18
4:15pm–5pm
Code: #7773

 

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 

Make Your Move

Ages: 18+
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
October 6–May 18 (16 weeks)
10:45am–11:30am
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
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 through the family services department.
Fee: $5 per class
Code: #50053

 

Cooking With Class

Ages: 18+
Sundays, 1pm–3:30pm
Location: The J, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
This 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. Individuals will learn life skills by following a recipe, setting/cleaning up, learning about nutrition, and understanding how to utilize basic kitchen utensils and appliances. Plus, they will feel more comfortable navigating the kitchen. Participants work cooperatively and share meals in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere! For more information, please contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

January 8–February 12 (5 weeks)
(no class Jan. 15)
Fee: $225/ $200 member
Code: #7785

March 5–26 (4 weeks)
Fee: $180/ $160 member
Code: #7786

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

 

 

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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