EXCEL is an inclusive program dedicated to providing recreational and educational activities for individuals of all abilities, aiming to provide meaningful supports to individuals and families. It is grounded in the belief that everyone possesses unique talents and can EXCEL with the right support and nurturing.
EXCEL program warmly welcomes children, teens, and young adults aged 5 and up. Our offerings encompass a wide range of classes and activities, including swimming, drama, dance fitness, art, social, technology, career development, and opportunities for healthy expression.
Join us at EXCEL, where we embrace diversity and empower individuals to unlock their full potential through inclusive and enriching experiences.
EXCEL COURSES FOR CHILDREN: (age 4-13)
Stress relief! Movements are gentle and easy follow while the music is upbeat to energize you as you move together. Bond, burn energy and smile!
This class is designed to strengthen students' communications skills, enhance fundamental computer skills, build on knowledge on how to use the Internet (with emphasis on social media) for social as well as career development purposes. Laptops will be provided for each student to practice exercises in class.
EXCEL COURSES FOR TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS: (age 14-34)
In a team setting, students will develop creativity and performance skills while discovering new things about themselves. This course uses drama to enhance expression, speech and vocal skills as well as build confidence, friendships and community. There will be an opportunity to perform in University Settlement’s professional theater, Speyer Hall located at 184 Eldridge St.
This class is designed to strengthen students' communications skills, enhance fundamental computer skills (including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint), build on knowledge on how to use the Internet (with emphasis on social media) for social as well as career development purposes. Laptops will be provided for each student to practice exercises in class. Students will be placed in Level 1 or Level 2 class based on their current skill level.
Through graceful movements, meditation, and controlled breathing techniques, QiGong promotes the circulation of qi, the ancient notion of "energy flow," within the body, enhancing physical and emotional health.