Mission & History Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center envisions a community in which young people of all ages and backgrounds possess the leadership skills, self-confidence and knowledge to succeed on the field, in the classroom and in life.

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2022 Boys Winter Skills Session #1

Winter Sklills Session #1

  • Location
    •  Teamworks Indoor Facility
    • 120 Cross Street Winchester, MA 01890
  • Sessions
    • Grades 1-4: 5:30 - 6:30
    • Grades 5-8: 6:30 - 7:30 
  • Registration
    • $150 per session (includes 6 weeks of practices)
    • Please register HERE
  • Sessions
    • Session 1 dates: 
      • 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

Opened: 11/03/2022
Closes: 12/24/2022

Open to: Men
born on or after: 11/03/2004

25 open positions.  

Book Club "Hoot" Ages 9-11 - Fall 2022

Book Club - Hoot

The Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center will be partnering with the Kennedy Center, Turn It Around and Essem Art this November for our first collaborative Book Club! Our first book will be Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. This book club is geared towards scholars ages 9-11. Our vision for this book club is to create an environment where kids are excited to read! This club will not feel like homework! Each week, kids will read together, discuss the novel and participate in activities related to the text. Towards the end of the course, kids will watch the movie Hoot and compare the book to film. On our very last class, kids will work with Sophia Moon and create a final art project!  

Who: Ms. Zaire Richardson, head of Turn It Around Junior, will be leading our class each week! All lessons will be co-planned with CLLC Director, Blake Riley and Kennedy Center Director, Corinne Kielbasa. 

 

When: Tuesdays 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7  from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

 

Where: 14 Green Street, Charlestown, MA 

 

Cost: $100  Book is included in the program fee!

 

About the Book: 

Hoot is a 2002 mystery/suspense novel, recommended for ages 9–12, by Carl Hiaasen. The setting takes place in Florida, where new arrival Roy makes two oddball friends and a bad enemy, and joins an effort to stop construction of a pancake house which would destroy a colony of burrowing owls who live on the site. The book won a Newbery Honor award in 2003.

Everybody loves Mother Paula's pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls' fate cemented in pancake batter?

Welcome to Carl Hiaasen's Florida—where the creatures are wild and the people are wilder!

 

Opened: 09/28/2022
Closes: 01/10/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls

In Grades: 3 to 5 for 2022-23 School year

4 open positions.  

Chess Club - WINTER 2023

Chess Wizards After School Program- Thursdays from 4:30-5:30

Dates: 01/12, 01/19, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16, 03/23, 03/30, 04/06,  04/27, 5/4 (Total: 14 Classes)

 

Chess Wizards will be back this winter offering an in-person after school program at our learning center on Thursdays from January 12th through May 5th (14 classes)!

 

Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. Join them after school this fall for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes! Whether your child is new to chess or has been playing for a while, they will improve their chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle - their brain! Each Wednesday, the Chess Wizard program will  include fun team chess games (like Corner Chess), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. All chess materials will be provided by Chess Wizards. 

 

This after school program is ideal for scholars in rising 1st through 8th grade. The cost is $365. For more information about Chess Wizards, visit their website at https://chesswizards.com/.    For scholarship information or any questions, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at cllclearningdirector@gmail.com


 

Opened: 06/27/2022
Closes: 01/15/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 06/27/2004

In Grades: K to 8 for 2021-22 School year

NOTE: This program is currently only accepting waitlisted registrations. Register for the current waitlist by clicking the Join Waitlist button below.

ISEE Practice Exam 12/10/22

Middle Level ISEE Practice Exam - Saturday, December 10th from 9:00am-12:00pm

Who: Our certified Secondary Education Teachers from our local Eliot Innovation School will be administering a practice Middle Level ISEE exam. Scholars will take the full 2 hour and 40 minute Middle Level ISEE exam (including the essay) in-person at our center. Our instructors will grade and submit feedback to you in a timely manner after the paper based exam. Please note due to staffing we will not be able to provide IEP/504 accommodations. 

Where: Paper based Middle Level ISEE Exam will be administered in-person at the Learning Center, 14 Green Street. 

When: Saturday, December 10th from 9:00am-12:00pm. There will be short breaks included throughout the session. Scholars should bring a snack and water for breaks. 

Practice Exam Cost: $159

 

Opened: 10/11/2022
Closes: 12/12/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 10/11/2004

In Grades: 5 to 7 for 2022-23 School year

8 open positions.  

LEGO Coding STEM Day Program (9am-12pm)- Sunday, December 11th

LEGO Coding STEM Day Program! 

Who: LetGoYourMind Instructor Kevin is back to run our day program! 

What: In LetGoYourMind’s LEGO Coding STEM program students will have the opportunity to
produce their own LEGO simulations! During the day camp, students will work in partners to construct, build, redesign and code two LEGO builds. 

Where: 14 Green Street 

When: Sunday, December 11th 9:00am - 12:00pm 

Participants, please bring a snack and a water bottle!

Opened: 11/09/2022
Closes: 12/11/2022

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 11/09/2004

In Grades: K to 8 for 2022-23 School year

7 open positions.  

LEGO Engineering/Coding - WINTER 2023

Engineering/Coding with LEGOs

Wednesdays 4:15PM -5:30 PM

14 Green Street, Charlestown, MA

1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8

 

Each Wednesday students will learn about a new science concept then build different motorized LEGO brick creations using axles, gears, battery packs and motors based on the lesson. Students will each be given an iPad provided by Letyourmindgo with powerpoint instructions to guide them along as they create their builds each week. Once their build is complete students will have time to modify their motorized LEGO brick creation any way they would like! Staff will also demonstrate how special LEGO elements can work together to

create various types of LEGO brick builds. Each week students will apply STEM-based principles and build their LEGObot to help them complete different tasks and challenges. This program is 8 weeks long and will run for one hour and 15 minutes per class.


This after school program is ideal for scholars in rising K through 4th grade. The cost is $250. For more information about Engineering/Coding with LEGO after school program, please visit https://letgoyourmind.com/ For scholarship information or any questions, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at cllclearningdirector@gmail.com.

Opened: 06/27/2022
Closes: 01/12/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 06/27/2004

In Grades: K to 4 for 2021-22 School year

NOTE: This program is currently only accepting waitlisted registrations. Register for the current waitlist by clicking the Join Waitlist button below.

LEGO Stop Animation STEM Day Program (9am-12pm)- Saturday, January 14th

LEGO Stop Animation Day Program! 

Who: LetGoYourMind Instructor Kevin is back to run our day program! 

What: In LetGoYourMind’s stop motion animation program students will have the opportunity to
produce their own LEGO movie! Working with partners, kids will devise their plot, build their
movie set, and learn how to capture pictures. Along the way students will learn tips and tricks to
help enhance and edit their stop motion animation!

Where: 14 Green Street 

When: Saturday, January 14th 9:00am - 12:00pm 

Participants, please bring a snack and a water bottle!

Opened: 11/09/2022
Closes: 01/14/2023

Open to: Boys & Girls
born on or after: 11/09/2004

In Grades: K to 8 for 2022-23 School year

10 open positions.  

CLLC Alumni Group

The CLLC Alumni Group is made up of former CLLC Scholars,
Athletes, Tutors, Parents, Coaches, and Students. 
 
We are greatful for all the opportunities the CLLC gives the Charlestown Community,
and we are dedicated to further improving all that the CLLC offers. 
 

The Charlestown Lacrosse & Learning Center Alumni Association seeks to support the CLLC with contributions from former Players, Coaches, Student-Athletes and Scholars alike.       

Open to: Men & Women
born between: 12/11/1918 and 12/11/2001