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How Aiken’s SWOOP Initiative is Providing Better Outcomes for At-Risk Teens

When the Ohio Board of Education moved to a point-based system to evaluate student’s eligibility for graduation, Lisa Votaw, Principal of Aiken New Tech High School, worried that many of her students who struggle with end-of-course exams would not meet the new requirements. Then when Votaw got wind that the state was reconsidering alternative pathways … Continue reading How Aiken’s SWOOP Initiative is Providing Better Outcomes for At-Risk Teens

Kid’s Day at Tennis Tournament Results In a Win For All

Fifteen CPS children attended the Western Southern Open Kid’s Day, met tennis pros, and practiced their tennis skills Through Activities Beyond the Classroom’s partnership with Tennis For Charity, ABC was presented with an opportunity to expose students to professional tennis at the Western Southern Open Kid’s Day on Saturday, August 11th. 15 youngsters participated in … Continue reading Kid’s Day at Tennis Tournament Results In a Win For All

ABC Welcomes Armand Tatum as District Academic Advisor for Athletics

Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) announced today the addition of Armand Tatum as the District Academic Advisor for Athletics, a newly created role that coordinates and supports on-site Academic Advisors at every Cincinnati Public Schools high school to provide mentorship and guidance to help student athletes achieve both academic and athletic success. As the District … Continue reading ABC Welcomes Armand Tatum as District Academic Advisor for Athletics

ABC Welcomes Wayne Box Miller and Brandon Holmes to Board of Directors

Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) announced today the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors, Wayne Box Miller and Brandon Holmes. Miller is an award winning media professional, communications veteran and diversity consultant. He is also the pre-game and post-game host for the Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network, a member of the Cincinnati … Continue reading ABC Welcomes Wayne Box Miller and Brandon Holmes to Board of Directors

Phillip O’Neal joins Western Hills High School as New Athletic Director

ABC welcomes Phillip O’Neal as the new Athletic Director at Western Hills High School! Chuck Richardson III, Western Hills High School’s current Athletic Director, moves to Trotwood Madison High School, and O’Neal will become the school’s next Athletic Director effective July 1, 2018. O’Neal received his bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Cincinnati. … Continue reading Phillip O’Neal joins Western Hills High School as New Athletic Director

ABC Awarded Four Community Connectors Grants Totaling $483,700

Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) announced today that it was awarded four Community Connectors grants totaling $483,700 that will be used to support mentoring programs in Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) during the 2018-2019 school year. The four grants are: $150,000 to expand Owning our Destinies, a mentoring program in high schools throughout the district $150,000 … Continue reading ABC Awarded Four Community Connectors Grants Totaling $483,700

ABC’s Youth Tennis Program: A Video Walkthrough

Activities Beyond the Classroom’s Youth Tennis Program started four years ago with the goal of partnering with the Cincinnati Public School System to integrate tennis into their PE classes. Four years later there are over 5,000 students involved and we now offer after school tennis programs as well. With the objective of teaching students to … Continue reading ABC’s Youth Tennis Program: A Video Walkthrough

Learning Life Lessons on the Soccer Field

Increasingly popular at all age levels, soccer has slowly but surely found a place in the hearts of many young Americans. Cincinnati, being a city that is in the process of getting its own MLS team, is a particularly fertile ground these days for all soccer-related activities. Therefore, it’s no surprise Activities Beyond the Classroom, … Continue reading Learning Life Lessons on the Soccer Field

The ABC Martial Arts Program: A Video Walkthrough

The After School Martial Arts Program provided by Activities Beyond the Classroom focuses on the core principals of respect and discipline. The expert teachers, like Master RJ Trusty, teach a balance of martial arts techniques focusing around the physical and mental training that comes along with these skills.By providing these programs, Activities Beyond the Classroom … Continue reading The ABC Martial Arts Program: A Video Walkthrough

ABC Hires Jeff Wiles as New Athletic Director at Clark Montessori High School

Jeff Wiles joins Activities Beyond the Classroom as the next Athletic Director at Clark Montessori High School. Brian Meyer, Clark Montessori’s Athletic Director, moves nearby to Purcell Marian High School, and Wiles will become the school’s next Athletic Director effective July 1, 2018. Wiles received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management at Otterbein University … Continue reading ABC Hires Jeff Wiles as New Athletic Director at Clark Montessori High School