At Trautwein’s ATA Martial Arts, the After-school program, as well as the afternoon and evening Taekwondo classes, are fun, dynamic, structured and challenging!  Perfect for boys and girls, Trautwein’s ATA programs and classes are led by a caring staff whose sole purpose is to stimulate and draw out each child’s positive potentials, preparing them to…

Brickhouse Academy is a small college preparatory school with a wealth of learning opportunities for students from 3rd through 12th grade. Our class sizes are small offering low student-to-teacher ratios.  In some cases it is only 1:3. This individualized approach helps the students excel and succeed in school. Our personalized lesson plans benefit a wide…

Our Mission: The GAP School is a not-for-profit, private school that provides daily intensive interventions focused on the “whole child” through educational, cognitive, developmental, behavioral and social skills training.  The GAP School focuses on individualized academic achievement, as well as social and emotional development. Our Philosophy: The GAP School has a unique foundation that is…

The First Tee of Sarasota Manatee’s year round programs are designed around teaching young people ages 5-18 the game of golf as well as helping them understand and ultimately develop The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Our coaches will provide the vehicle through which kids…

Celebrating over 100 Years of Girl Leadership! Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida welcomes all girls in grades K – 12 to participate in a variety of leadership opportunities. We encourage each girl to DISCOVER her special skills, talents and values; CONNECT and team up with others both locally and globally; and to TAKE ACTION in…

The Players Studio is the educational arm of The Players Theatre. This dynamic school holds classes throughout the year. Enrollment includes over three hundred students ranging in age from three to ninety-three who take diverse classes in acting, singing, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, and hip-hip dance classes.  Specialty workshops are also offered featuring On Camera…

Afterschool Care with The Sarasota Y provides a safe and supervised environment with a fun and exciting curriculum for our children to learn, grow and develop. Afterschool Care participants receive: -Character building skills through playing games, making friends and arts and crafts -Fitness activities and sports to learn the value of teamwork. -The ability to…

The Sarasota Youth Sailing Program (SYSP) initially started with a Summer Camp Program. Since its beginning days the summer program has grown with approximately 300 youths ages 8-18 attending each summer and over 75 sailors participating in it’s year round program. In the late 80’s, the SYSP Race Team was formed with sailors competing locally,…

SKY Academy, which stands for Strength and Knowledge at the YMCA, is a Sarasota County public charter middle school for students in sixth through eighth grades. The school’s curriculum looks at academics through the lens of total wellness with a focus on executive skills to help students focus, plan and act in a goal-directed manner.…

Sarasota Scullers, established in 1991, is the oldest organized youth rowing club in Southwest Florida, leading the way in competitive team rowing and developing kids’ athletic and competitive skills. More important is the sense of personal achievement the coaching staff fosters by helping kids learn valuable life skills of teamwork and individual goal setting. The…

The Food Let the party guests enjoy ‘make your own’ snow cones, jell-o push up pops, cupcakes, and lunch from the University cafeteria, fit for little Monsters.               What People Drank Blue monster punch served in fun jars with green straws.           Activities / Games…

Named after Princess Amelia, daughter of England’s King George II, and known as the “Isle of Eight Flags”, Amelia Island is the only territory in the United States to have been ruled under eight flags of sovereignty. Once a haven for pirates, rum-runners, nobles and confederates, picturesque Fernandina Beach is now one of the most…

by Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County With local schools scheduled to resume on Monday, August 19, Sarasota County public health and school officials remind parents to get their child’s immunizations updated now. Parents of children who will be entering schools in Sarasota County for the first time must provide the school office with…

by Claire O’brien In a city where creativity is king, there are an endless amount of after school activities to keep your children on their toes, in the water and scoring goals. We’ve compiled some of the best after-school resources on Florida’s Suncoast that will extend their school day in enriching and creative ways. What’s…

On the first day of school, excited kids typically arrive at school early, smiling, chatting about their summer, and wearing nice new clothes.  All the notebooks and desks are clean, ready for learning.  Everyone digests the class expectations and syllabi with high hopes for a productive and fun year.  It’s all good. And then, sometime…

We live in a highly competitive society. Competition has some virtues and some pitfalls. The virtues are that competition helps us to strive to be better, to do more than we thought we were capable of doing. Competition helps us not to be complacent with where we already are. The pitfalls parents should be aware…

In today’s world, social media is much more accessible to kids. With all the different gadgets and apps, your children have more access to the “cyber world” than ever before. Now summer is here and children have more free time to explore the vast depths of the internet. What does this mean and why is…