The 2020-21 school year saw many challenges around the world, and ABC was not exempt. Given that Cincinnati Public Schools moved to remote learning for the school year, ABC couldn’t offer many of our programs to students in-person, including ABC Clubs. Feeling that it was still necessary to give students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities, ABC pivoted our ABC Clubs program to be offered virtually during the 2020 school year. CPS also asked us to offer these programs to students in grades 7-12, instead of K-6, and make them available to students from every CPS School. Virtual ABC Clubs were a success and saw students from across the entire district participate in activities such as American Sign Language, Anime, Coding, and the STEM Bicycle Club.
Now that CPS has returned to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, ABC is excited to announce that ABC Clubs will return to their traditional, in-person format. Starting October 18th, students in grades K-6 at Winton Hills Academy, College Hill Elementary, and Covedale School will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, at no cost to the students or their families.
Taking place after school lets out, ABC Clubs give CPS students the opportunity to participate in a wide array of activities, including chess, dance, performing arts, opera, drone flying, coding, STEM, team sports, martial arts, foreign languages, and many more. To ensure the quality of ABC Clubs, ABC partners with organizations throughout the Cincinnati community who are professionals at their craft, such as Abrakadoodle, Goal Getters, Elementz, The Children’s Theatre, and more. These local partners not only provide high-quality programming, but are also dedicated to the advancement of youth in their community.
ABC Clubs aim to ensure that students have the proper nourishment and to help alleviate a burden from parents and guardians. We’re proud to share that, with the return to in-school format, students will again be provided with a meal and a snack.
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ABC would not be able to provide ABC Clubs to students at CPS without the generous support of caring organizations. We would like to thank all of those who made the return of ABC Clubs possible. Thank you to the US Bank Foundation, The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, The Woodward Trust, The John A. Scroth Family Charitable Trust (of PNC Charitable Trusts), Nordstrom, and Cincinnati Public Schools.