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After School & School Vacation Week Programming


To enroll for After School and School Vacation Week Programming call 1-800-818-3434 to register.
YTH courses are not eligible for Commonwealth of Mass. employee tuition waivers.

Babysitter's Training Certificate

Youth ages 11 to 15 learn the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business; keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Cost of course includes a copy of a Babysitter's Training Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide, and CD-ROM for babysitters to use in the class and on the job and the certification fee. Certification is received via email upon completion of the class. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. (7 Hours) $ 130.

Note: Each participant must bring a baby doll from home with them to class. 

02/18 & 02/20                  9:00am - 12:30pm                    T/R                B                  REGAN

YTH 746 30                             19576                       TRUSTEE HOUSE


Creating Comic Books

'ASSEMBLE!' with us for an in-depth look at some of the cornerstones of modern pop culture: comic books. Course includes an examination of the phenomenon's historical background through the centuries, its complex, controversial, and often reflective interaction with current events, & its expansion into the multimedia industry dominating the market today - as well as the behind-the-scenes origin stories behind some of our most beloved pop culture icons today. ALSO COVERED: techniques of the writers and artists who helped shape the medium, culminating in the creation of your very own original character by the end of the course! This class is for ages 12-17. All supplies are included in the cost of the course. (4.5 Hours) $65

4/7-4/21                      6:00pm-7:30pm                       T                   L                     COOK

YTH 773 80                         19891                                LC 103

Youth Ensemble

YTH 768 80   19842    S     Academic Arts Center, Lowell     10am-12pm     Orlando Cela
The ensemble will prepare music from standard repertoire, and during rehearsals will learn about the historical context and importance of the works, the structure, and the lives of the composers. At least one concert will be produced at the end of the semester. This class is for students between the ages of 15-17 ½ (high school juniors and seniors) and are invited to audition with the instrument of their choice. Students will be placed according to their level and age. (30 hours) $300
Prerequisite: Youth should play an orchestral string or woodwind instrument, and be involved with their school music programs and/or have private lessons. Must bring your own instrument in working order. Early-intermediate level or above. Please prepare two short selections of contrasting styles and speeds, no more than 5 minutes total. Auditions take place Saturday, February 1. Upon completion of registration please request an audition time by contacting Orlando Cela at


Last Modified: 11/26/19