Youth program registration open in Wyandotte County

Registration is open for youth programs that will be offered at Unified Government of Wyandotte County Parks and Recreation centers.

The programs are sponsored by the UG, and are offered through Activstars.

Martial arts and karate classes are offered at the Pierson Community Center, 1800 S. 55th St., Kansas City, Kansas, and the George Meyn Community Center, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Cheerleading classes are offered at the Beatrice Lee Community Center, formerly the John F. Kennedy Community Center, 1310 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

The karate classes at Pierson Community Center will hold registration on Monday, Jan. 22. Classes will run weekly through May 21. The 6:30 p.m. through 7:15 p.m. classes will be for beginners, while the 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. class will be for the experienced students. Registration is at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 for the beginners class and at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 for the experienced class.

The karate classes at George Meyn Community Center will be on the same time schedule, with the same registration times and dates, as the Pierson Center classes.

The cost of the beginners’ classes are $8 a week, with the cost of the more experienced classes, $9 a week. An additional $10 one-time registration fee will be charged.

According to the schedule, the listed times are for the first class only, and weekly class times will be assigned for the semester during registration night. Parents or legal guardians must register students. The karate class is geared toward ages 4 to 15, but parents also may enroll.

Karate class will include anti-bullying tactics, awards and promotions, information about abduction prevention, encouragement of non-aggressive behavior, and will include basic through black belt levels. The classes are taught by certified black belt instructors.

Cheerleading class at Beatrice Lee Community Center will hold registration at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, for junior varsity and varsity level, ages 4 to 9; and at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 24 for junior all-star level, ages 10 to 15.

The first class for ages 4 to 9 will be from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Jan. 24, and the first class for ages 10 to 15 will be 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Jan. 24.

The 16-week program is scheduled to meet once a week, from Jan. 24 through May 16. The times listed were for the first class only. Weekly practice times will be assigned for the semester during the registration night.

The cheerleading fee for ages 4 to 9 is $8 per week for the 45-minute lesson. Those attending should wear tennis shoes and cheerleader attire to practice. The fee for ages 10-15 is $9 per week. Those attending may purchase pompoms or bring their own.

Cheerleading class will include information on safety awareness, cheers, jumps, pom dance routines, competitions, awards and trophies, and preparation for tryouts.

A one-time, nonrefundable registration fee of $10 will be charged. If there is bad weather at the time of the registration, the registration will be held at the same time the following week.

Scholarships may be available to low-income parents.

For more information, call 816-994-2644 or visit www.activstars.org.

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