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Kids Club at Joaquin Miller

Our school-based afterschool program, Kids Club, is an extension of the formal Joaquin Miller Elementary school day; it serves to complement and enhance learning in the classroom through educational, physical, artistic, and social experiences in a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. With a small student to teacher ratio (14:1) Kids Club provides children an opportunity to expand their learning through enrichment classes, develop meaningful relationships with their teachers, and build community with their peers. The program also offers healthy snacks, outside play, and plenty of downtime to unwind and have fun. 

Office Hours for Afterschool-Joaquin Miller are: 10 AM–6 PM, Monday through Friday

To enroll in Kids Club, sign up for vendor classes, or get on waiting lists for either, please create an Ultracamp account:

All Youth Programs Registration Here 
 

Enrichment Classes

Kids Club Enrichment Program offers over 50 enrichment classes led by our internal teachers and is divided into three 10-12 week sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring).With assistance from the Afterschool Director, the internal teaching staff develops curriculum based on their interests and passions. Enrichment ranges from art, science, sports, gardening, and much more. We also offer enrichment by various external vendors. 

WINTER ENRICHMENT

For more information about registration for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact Andrea Gorham, Kids Club-Joaquin Miller Director of Operations, andreag@jcceastbay.org, 510.482.7278 or Dane Fox-McGraw, Assistant Director, at danef@jcceastbay.org.
 



All Youth Programs Registration Here 

 

 

Staff at Kids Club  

  Jazzie Wynn

Inclusion Specialist

Jazzie holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Berkeley. During the school day, she works as a Behavioral Health Aide providing support to children with behavioral and emotional challenges. Her experience of working with large groups of many different types of children has equipped her with the skills necessary to promote proactive and positive strategies when managing groups. She enjoys going to amusement parks, playing video game, art (viewing and creating), having Nerf gun battles, and cannot live without music. She hopes that she can help create a nurturing and welcoming environment where all children can participate and belong.
 

Emily Hawley

Art has always been very important to Emily Hawley, who has worked for over seven years at the summer arts program at her church. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work here at Kids Club, where she leads activities such as friendship bracelets and Art with Emily. She enjoys working and learning with kids and is fond of playing mancala and chess with the students of Joaquin Miller Elementary. In her free time, Emily enjoys drawing and origami, doodling and decorating canvas shoes, and is also interested in manuscript illumination and quilling.

Nadia Rawlins

Nadia is a student at Merritt College studying animal science to become a veterinarian. She is
glad to be joining the JCC for her first FULL school year and hopes to start a class. Some of the
things Nadia really enjoys doing are: writing, swimming, shopping, baking, getting her nails
done, and Disney everything. She basically lives in Disneyland. She has a lot of experience with children. She has a big family with many cousins; especially little cousins. She also has
experience with church youth ministries. Nadia looks forward to working with all of these bright, wonderful children, and her JCC team. She looks forward to all the laughs, questions, good times, insightful moments, and thought provoking experiences she will gain here.
“Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.” — Wess Stafford
Aitak Sherkaloo

Aitak, pronounced I- Tech, is originally from Chicago and moved to the Bay Area five years ago. This is her fifth year working at Joaquin Miller. She has an AA in Arts Education and is a certified Massage Therapist. In her spare time she likes to go to art, music and spiritual events.
 

Dane Fox-McGraw

Dane has been working for the afterschool program here at JM for a while now. He has also subbed as a yard duty and in-class tutor here and elsewhere. Past jobs include working at a state park, selling sausage samples at Costco’s, line cook at Mama’s Royal Cafe in Oakland, a zombie in an escape room, and a baker for an Alaskan fish processing plant. He is studying to become a voice actor for cartoons and video games and has been doing improv in the East Bay for five years now. Podcasts and video games take up most of his free time. Planning on being a high school band teacher, Dane majored in music at the University of California, Riverside and plays the tuba.

 

Logan Groth

Logan has taught at the afterschool program of Joaquin Miller Elementary since 2015. He was born in Berkeley and raised here in the Bay Area. He Graduated from Diablo Valley College with an AA degree in Humanities. He is now attending San Francisco State University where he plans to graduate with a BA in Humanities. Logan has also received a certificate from the San Francisco State Extended Learning School for completing the Audio Engineering Program. He is a Sound Engineer and Recording Engineer in his off time, recording and mixing Live Music Acts around the Bay Area. At the Kids Club Program, he started the after-school ‘Karaoke Club’ and is currently teaching kids how to record their own music using computer software in his after-school class called ‘Garage Band’.

  Kyle Herrera

Kyle Herrera is an afterschool teacher here at Joaquin Miller. This will be his first year of being an after school teacher and he is very excited to start! Kyle is really into music; he’s played the cello since 6th grade and loves to sing. He also really enjoys theatre; He’s been in various musicals such as Aladdin and Shrek. His favorite part to play was Aladdin since it was directed by the best director ever, Andrea Gorham. Kyle is studying History at CSU East Bay to become a history teacher.

 

Matt Medeiros

Matt Medeiros is an aspiring actor, born and raised in the Bay Area. He graduated from the Academy of Arty University in San Francisco with a BFA in Acting. He enjoys doing musical theatre as well as improv. He is looking forward to working for the JCC and can’t wait to start. He hopes to learn a lot as well as be able to share what he has learned with everyone.

Keenan Williams

Keenan is a native to the Bay Area. He's a graduate from Central Washington University with a BS in Global Wine Studies with a minor in Ethnic Studies. Keenan has worked for the JCC for six months. He is also a big fan of anime which he watches when not at work. He also likes to dance, play video games, listen to music and hang out with friends.
 

Andrea M. Gorham

Andrea is an award-winning educator born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from California State University, Hayward with Degrees in Theatre and Biological Sciences; in addition she holds a single subject teaching credential and Master Degree in Arts Education from Holy Names University, Oakland. Before joining the Joaquin Miller Elementary School community Andrea was the Director of Arts Education for the San Leandro Unified School District and ran the nationally ranked Bancroft Musical Theatre program at Bancroft
Middle School in San Leandro. She loves to travel, experience new cultures, is an incredible book worm, can be found hiking most Saturday mornings and Maui is her second home. However, her favorite thing in the whole world is being Lala to Cayley, Kalea, Chace and
Kailani. Andrea is grateful for the inclusiveness of the Joaquin Miller Community, the amazing staff and all the wonderful families and kiddos that make up our program.

   
Philip Stanley

Philip Stanley is recent graduate from UCSC, earning a degree in Computer Science: Computer Game Design. He enjoys play of all kinds and engagement of all minds. He seeks to provide spaces for fun, folly, and friendship.
 

Heather Hudson

Heather was born and raised in Culver City (Los Angeles) and is new to the Bay Area. She graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2014 with her BA in Psychology and her goal is to obtain her Masters in Education and teaching credential. Heather is also a certified kids yoga teacher and managed a kids yoga studio in Los Angeles for over seven years. When not being an awesome yogi, she enjoys going to concerts, reading, and being an amazing Auntie to her two nieces. She is looking forward to an incredible year at Joaquin Miller!

   

Leo Diaz

Leo is a Bay Area native and has just recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Theatre. As of now, he would like to eventually go back to school and pursue a Masters in Arts Education and maybe even one day be seen on a Broadway stage in New York. He first began working with kids four years ago with Bancroft Musical Theatre and has since then been working with kids grades K-8 where he has Assistant Directed, Assistant Choreographed, Choreographed and Directed for their shows. During the summer, Leo works at the JCCSF where he choreographs and directs for the Musical Theatre Camps. Leo can also be seen performing onstage at local community theatres! He looks forward to having a fun school year at Joaquin Miller and to get to know all of the wonderful students.