Parking lot for Middle School Programming

MediaGirls: MEDIAGIRLS, an eight-week program for 6th-8th grade girls, will run at the Brookline Teen Center on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 5 pm starting ***********. Participants learn to challenge pop-culture messages aimed at girls; engage in thoughtful discussions about current media trends, make new friends in Brookline, and write inspiring content for girls using social media. Space is limited to 12, so sign up quickly. Visit www.mediagirls.org to learn more and register. 

 

Dance Class: The B.E.A.T.S (Brookline Educational Arts Troupes) are bringing contemporary/hip hop dance classes to the teen center! The B.E.A.T.S provide a positive environment for students to learn dance pieces, explore their creative voices and connect with other members of the community. The B.E.A.T.S classes are led by advanced-level Brookline High School students. The B.E.A.T.S  prepare middle school students to participate in the 22 performing arts classes and performance opportunities at Brookline High School.

  • Classes run on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30PM.
  • There are four classes in this series: May 9, 16, 23, and 30.
  • Open to Brookline 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
  • There is no cost for this program, but students must be a BTC member to participate.  To register or if you have questions, please email George at gzahka@brooklineteencenter.org.
  • This class is limited to 10 students, so sign up early.

 

Quiz Bowl: Quiz Bowl is coming to BTC middle schoolers, led by members of the BHS Quiz Bowl team! Quiz Bowl is an activity that combines academics, trivia, competition, and fun! During 6-week sessions, students will answer long and short questions using practice packets (like this one), learn about all sorts of subjects (science, history, literature, math, pop culture, and more) by researching and memorizing, and gain a love for knowledge.  Participants will learn the Quiz Bowl format which includes individual questions with buzzers and group questions. The BHS Quiz Bowl team hopes to host its annual Rookie Tournament again this spring which students who have completed a six week session may be eligible to compete in.  More info to come on the potential tournament.

  • Quiz Bowl runs on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 in the BTC Yoga Studio. 
  • Open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  No prior experience is necessary.
  • Quiz Bowl will be broken up into 6 week sessions.  Students can sign up for more than one session.
    • Session 1: 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
    • Session 2: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
    • Session 3: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5
    • Session 4: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23
    • Session 5: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11
  • There is no cost to participate in this program, but we ask that students make every effort to attend all six weeks of the session they sign up for.
  • Up to 8 students can participate in each section.
  • To register your child for a session click here.
  • If you have questions, please email George at gzahka@brooklineteencenter.org.

 

Design and 3D Print just about anything! – Intermediate 3D Printing: 3D Printing is great, but the real power of this tool is fully enjoyed when you know how to create your own complex computer models to send to the printer. With this skill, the sky is literally the limit for your imagination in designing, creating, and printing anything! This class is for students familiar with the basics of using and operating a 3D Printer. The class will focus on teaching students to model their very own custom objects and prepare those models for use with a 3D Printer using a free, open source software called OnShape. Students may bring their own computers, or laptops will be provided in class. The class will also discuss more advanced printing topics procedures to help ensure quality prints as well as basic printer maintenance.The class is taught by Brookline Teen Center’s Makerspace Youth Leader, Noah Lewkowitz.

  • This class runs for 5 Tuesdays  from 7:30 – 8:30PM beginning October 10th and ending on November 14th.  There is no class on 10/31 (Halloween).
  • This class is for 8th-12th grade BTC members, and is capped at 5 students.
  • There is no fee for this class, but students must be a BTC member to participate.
  • To register, click here.
 

Build your own project using IoT (Internet of Things) – Harness the power of the internet to work for you!: This advanced class will teach students how to make the internet work for them. Using IoT (Internet of Things), students will learn how to gather information from the internet and use that information to send signals to their very own electronics. This enables young makers to create devices that send tweets when they are on their way home, LED weather stations, or devices to send text messages when things are left open, leaking, on, etc. The class is taught by Brookline Teen Center’s Makerspace Youth Leader, Noah Lewkowitz.

  • This class meets for 4 Saturdays from 4:00-5:00PM in the BTC Makerspace, beginning October 14th and ending November 4th (10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4).
  • Class is open to BTC members in grades 8-12.
  • The class is capped at 5 students.
  • There is no fee for this class, but students must be a BTC member to participate.
  • To register, click here.