Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is a mobile yoga company founded by educators and dedicated to nurturing kids’ innate desire for movement and play. We explore yoga through poses, movement, and relaxation while encouraging creativity and fun! Our classes balance both structure and spontaneity as we honor each individual's unique energy. The most unique thing about BBKY is that we are educators, so it's humans first, then yoga. Our team brings a fierce passion for developing a brave, safe enough space for children and youth. We believe in play-based education, while incorporating traditional yoga poses, sequences, and relaxation techniques. We provide a medium for children, teens, and families to bond, express themselves, and have fun!
Skyline Studios is one of the largest and longest-running children's theaters in the Chicagoland area servicing the North Shore, Lake County, and recently the Northside of Chicago.
Skyline's unique theatrical experiences provide actors grades pre-K through 8th-grade with the magic of being part of a Broadway show while building social-emotional skills. Skyline actors meet new friends, develop interpersonal skills, and build confidence while creatively challenging their bodies, voices, and hearts.
UpBeat Music and Arts is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by Scott Barbeau. The organization started with 5 students and now serves over 300 annually through private lessons, group classes, summer camps, rock ensembles, and partnerships. In 2021, UpBeat also provided over 80 scholarship to under-resourced students who love music.
UpBeat’s mission is to help students reach their full potential in life THROUGH music. This is more than a music lesson, as students gain self-confidence and develop skills that last a lifetime. In addition to learning the fundamentals of music performance and theory, students learn life lessons such as accountability, discipline, kindness, and humility.
Quest in Science is a dedicated team of experienced and trained teaching specialists, offering a rigorous and inspiring in school science enrichment curriculum for grades K - 8. In each lesson, students are involved in hands-on experiments that challenge them to think critically, solve problems, learn teamwork, and discover the relationship of science to other subjects and real life. Students participate, learn, and carry their enthusiasm home with them. Quest in Science lessons encourage students to observe, measure, collect and analyze data, make hypotheses, and draw conclusions. Our student scientists learn that asking the right question is much more important than getting the "right" answers. We are excited to partner with Irving Park Homeschool Group for the 2022-2023 school year!