ABC Launches FREE Virtual Extracurricular Activities for CPS Students

Beginning February 9, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) students in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to attend a variety of free and fun afterschool activities via the Virtual ABC Clubs, developed by Activities Beyond the Classroom in partnership with CPS.

“Because of the pandemic and the uncertainty of children attending in-person school, ABC was forced to put ABC Clubs on hold during the first semester,” said Rachel Stallings, ABC Program Director. “Now, as the second semester gets underway, we are thrilled to announce that ABC Clubs are back – this time with virtual offerings.”

Offerings include anime, chess, photography, martial arts, and much more

Activities include:

  • Anime
  • American Sign Language
  • Chess
  • Photography
  • Coding
  • Graffiti Art
  • Martial Arts
  • Drama
  • Film-making
  • STEM
  • Video game design
  • And MUCH more!

“Normally in person, ABC’s free afterschool programs are designed to ensure that CPS children have equitable access to extracurricular activities such as chess, arts, athletics, yoga, martial arts, dance, and much more,” said Shauna Murphy, Assistant Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. “It’s especially critical during this time of remote learning that our junior high and high school children have the opportunity to socialize and engage in activities such as these. We are excited to partner with ABC on bringing these programs to life via a virtual platform.”

Virtual ABC Clubs Start February 9

Club activities are after school hours, with a variety of start times available to accommodate different school schedules. Details of the Clubs include:

  • Clubs meet weekly via Google Meet for one hour February 9 – May 20, Mondays through Thursdays
  • Session start times are 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30pm
  • Clubs are districtwide (not school specific) and are designed for students in grades 7-12
  • Students can sign up for up to one Club per day, with a maximum of 12 students per Club

Learn More and Register

Register today! Registration opened January 26, and closes February 22. If an activity fills up, ABC will maintain a waitlist. Since spots are limited, students are expected to attend activities regularly; if a student misses three sessions, they will be dropped from the activity and their spot will be offered to another student.

Thank You

Thanks to Cincinnati Public Schools for supporting Virtual ABC Clubs and helping make them possible. Also thanks to the following donors that supported the creation and delivery of the Virtual ABC Clubs: U.S. Bank, The Woodward Trust, The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust (of PNC Charitable Trusts), and Peoples Bank.