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STUDENT PROGRAMS

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The Armory offers a fun place to go after school for food, crafts, sports and even a little tutoring thrown in! Check out the various programs available from basketball clinics to arts and crafts or just a place to hang out with friends. We have something for all ages and our after school and summer programs are FREE for students in grades 6-12.

Connect with us on social media to stay up to date and to get details of last-minute events only announced online.

New to the Armory Youth Project?

If you are new to the Armory, please complete the new student registration at the link below.  If you have already registered, just find your favorite programs below and sign up! 

School Year Programs

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Teaching life skills and the importance of serving others by giving back to the community. 

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Emotional & Social – Mentoring to help build confidence, strong self awareness and respect for oneself and others.

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Promoting a healthy body and mind while demonstrating the importance of working in teams.

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Partnering with Young Life to encourage our youth in their Christian Spiritual development.

Open Art Room

Beginning September 27th

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm

You don't have to be an artist to be creative, you just have to have an open mind and allow the natural creativity to flow! 

Please join our instructors in a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere to explore the many Art creations!

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Study Room/Tutoring

Wi-Fi and Chrome books available, along with a quiet place to study.

For tutoring, please use the request link below. Our staff will coordinate with you and our free tutors as soon as possible.

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Moms in Motion Safe Sitters

Moms in Motion
Safe Sitters

 

Come practice your Safe Sitter babysitting skills with the parents close by! Check-in at the Armory front desk before heading outside for class.

Mondays, beginning October 2nd, from 3:00-3:45 PM

Classes will run from October 2nd through December 18th.

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Summer Camps

Archery Tag

Archery Tag

Check back in late Fall!

 

Grab a helmet and get ready for some fun!

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.

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Chalk the Walk

Check back for our next class! 

AYP is participating in the Manistee County Suicide Prevention & Awareness Coalition's Chalk the Walk event.

Students will use sidewalk chalk to beautify our community with images and messages of HOP
E, RESILIENCE, SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION. This will be done at the AYP entrance and sidewalk next to the AYP.

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Chalk the Walk

Prom Boutique

Beginning September 9th-30th!

Tuesdays 3:00 - 5:30 pm

Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Open to students in grades 6-12.

Appointments are required and must be made 24 hours in advance.

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Prom Boutique
Open Bay

Open Bay

Beginning Monday, August 28th!

Monday - Friday from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Open to students in grades 6-12. 

 

Join us for a game of pool, air hockey, video games, table tennis, or just grab a snack a socialize! 

You can walk in for this program, only AYP General Registration is required.

Open Gym

Beginning Monday, August 28th!

Monday - Friday from

2:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Come shoot some hoops or play some soccer or volleyball at the Armory!

You can walk in for this program, only AYP General Registration is required.

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Empower

Fridays, 3:30-5:00 PM

Beginning October 6th!

Join Jackie each Friday and spend 30 minutes learning innovative ways to exercise, 30 minutes creating a healthy snack, and 30 minutes engaging in stress relief tactics.

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar. 

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Disc Golf

Beginning September 5th!

Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm

 

Join us for some disc golf! We have all the discs you need and a 9-hole course on site.

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar. 

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Financial Fun

 

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

 

Join Melanie Fisk in a hands-on exploration workshop investigating potential career opportunities, their required education & training, and how it correlates to income potential. 

Garden Club

Garden Club

 

Check back for our next class!

Join us at the Armory for Spirit of the Woods Garden Club! Have fun learning about plants and getting your hands dirty out in the garden!

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Guitar with Joe

Beginning August 30th

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm

Come on in and join Joe for FREE basic guitar lessons. No equipment necessary, we have everything you need! 

Sign up encouraged to guarantee classes remain on our calendar.  

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Safe Sitter Certification

Tuesdays beginning in October!

October 24th, 31st, November 7th, and 14th.

Class size is limited to 8, so register now to secure your spot! Open to students grades 6-12.

Students MUST ATTEND ALL 4 CLASSES to receive the Safe Sitter certificate of completion.

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Raising Writers

 

 

 

Local poet Lauren K. Carlson is partnering with the National Writer Series to offer creative writing classes for middle and high school students.

 

With Raising Writers: Manistee Area students will learn about contemporary poets and creatively use their writing and voices to express themselves. 

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Advanced Workshop

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM

All Levels Workshop

Thursdays 3:30-4:30 PM

Cooking & Convo

Check back in the winter!

Join Cassandra in a unique cooking class followed by a great conversation!  

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Soccer

Check back for more information on our next class!

Join Devin Schweigert for some soccer skills, drills, and scrimmages! Open to all 6th-12th grade students in all skill levels. 

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Pickleball

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Check back in the winter!

Join our experts in a friendly competition for a fast-paced Pickleball game!

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We are open to your program ideas!

Do you have a great idea for a program we could run at the Armory Youth Project? We would love to hear from you. Submit your ideas by clicking below. 

 

Disc Golf
Garden Club
Coking & Convo
Financial Fun
Pickleball
Soccer
Raising Writers
Ideas
Safe Sitter

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