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    • Business & Entrepreneurship 1
      • Startups & Entrepreneurship Club

        The Startup & Entrepreneurship club gives students a taste of what it’s like to start a company by practicing the creation of products, developing advertisements, and pitching a business concept to receive critical feedback. This club will function as an incubator, designed to help members reach long-term sustained growth through mentorship from the club advisor as well as feedback and support from a community of peers to develop a business. Together, members will track performance to ensure they are meeting business milestones; they will explore creative solutions to both everyday and big-picture problems; and they will develop the critical thinking skills to operate a successful business. By the end of the club, members will be able to present a 3-minute elevator pitch of their business idea. Committed members may leave with a business plan and concept ready for the market.  

        Meet the Advisor

        Brittany Mascara
        Brittany has taught entrepreneurship for 6 years, and helped develop a comprehensive online business  curriculum for high school students. She has coached and advised over 850 students on their business plans. She has had a student win the Chicago Entrepreneurship Competition, and coached two students into the top two in the competition.

        Club Meeting Times:
        Tuesday 4:30-6:30 PM (EST)
        OR
        Thursday 7-9 PM (EST)

        After School Club Rates

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club

        Who Should Take This Course?This club is suitable for budding entrepreneurs who want to learn the strategies and skills needed to start and launch their own business. HighlightsOrganize, plan, and host a pitch for feedback from guest judges. (Closed event: students can invite family, friends, and teachers from their school). Individual preparation for a demo day in front of judges. Internal event/ NO Competitions. Members can sign up as a team, form a team after the club starts, or remain a solo entrepreneur through the end. Members will work together through experiential activities, lead sessions, and provide critical feedback. DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Law & Government 1
      • Mock Trial

        Mock Trial is the club for students who want to study, go into law, or test out the field before committing to a pre-law major. Mock Trial can be a fulfilling extracurricular activity for students who are passionate about law, public speaking, or problem-solving. The club will prepare legal cases that they present, as a team, in front of a judge. This process lends itself to developing many crucial skills, from teamwork to critical analysis, writing, and beyond. It can also help complement activities such as Speech and Debate, Junior State, student government, Model United Nations, and other similar extracurricular groups to help create a cohesive extracurricular profile that shows specialization in Law and Government. Mock Trial is a highly structured activity. Mock trials help students gain a basic understanding of the legal mechanism through which society chooses to resolve many of its disputes.  

        Meet the Advisors

        Harry Baturin JD, LL.M.  
        Harry M. Baturin, JD, LL.M., graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Summa Cum Laude, in 1995 and from its Law School in 1998. He was then awarded an LL.M. at the Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. Mr. Baturin is an Instructor at Georgetown University for Summer and Special Programs. He is also a Trustee and Manager of a Charitable Trust and has a background practicing in non-profit, estates, and business and taxation law at Baturin and Baturin Law Offices. He was a Guest Instructor at the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law for the Elder Law Seminar with Professor Katherine C. Pearson, Esq., an Adjunct at the Delaware County Community College, and clerked at the Philadelphia Law Department covering tax and real estate issues prior to practicing. Mr. Baturin's Articles and Research have been published in numerous periodicals including, but not limited to, The Georgetown Public Policy Review (multiple), The Pennsylvania Psychologist, and The Tax Analyst with several Articles currently in publication. He is the Executive Co-Editor of Policy Matters, along with Dr. Tanya Casas. 

        Jon Shulman
        For the past 17 years, Mr. Shulman has served as a member of the Upper School history faculty, including serving as  director of La Jolla Country Day School’s Center for Excellence in Citizenship. During his tenure at LJCDS, Mr. Shulman has developed long-lasting relationships with outside organizations, introducing students to elected officials, rising civic candidates, and thought leaders in local and global communities. Most notably, he empowers students to take civic action but to do so with balance and perspective. Mr. Shulman is known for his compassion and dedication to his students and his leadership roles with the Model United Nation Clubs and Torrey Mock Trial team.  In 2018 he was named Educator of the Year by the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club.

        “I inspire greatness by educating our students on the importance of civic engagement. In a free society, we have the constitutional right to say what is on our minds. As such, we can make the choice to speak truth or falsehoods, to speak laudably or reprehensibly. It is our obligation to seek out the facts and to respond in a way that recognizes our own as well as others’ sense of dignity.” 

        Jonathan Shulman is passionate about promoting civic engagement. He develops partnerships with civic organizations, including the City Club of San Diego and the San Diego Historical Center, and coordinates off-campus and travel opportunities for students. Mr. Shulman is head teacher–coach of the Torrey Mock Trial Team, a program that is recognized as one of the best in San Diego County. 

        Mr. Shulman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Tufts University and a master’s in war studies from King’s College London. He was the first K–12 educator to be elected president of the California World History Association, he is an active partner with EUROCLIO—the European Association of History Educators, and he has served as an AP World History exam reader for the College Board since 2010. 

        Mr. Shulman has taught at the American School of Milan, in Italy; the Beijing Film Academy, in China; and the Greenhill School, in Dallas, Texas, and has served as a Campus Director for Summer Disocvery. He previously worked as chief of staff to the Appropriations Sub-Committee Chair in the Maryland House of Delegates. 

        A fan of movies, Mr. Shulman was the co-producer and director of Minyan in Kaifeng, a documentary about the modern-day descendants of an ancient Chinese Jewish community. The film, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, played at several international Jewish film festivals to great acclaim. 

        Club Meeting Times:
        Monday 7-9 PM (EST) with Jon Shulman
        OR
        Wednesday 4-6 PM (EST) with Harry Baturin JD, LL.M.  
         

        After School Club Rates

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club

        DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Leadership 2
      • Model United Nations

        Model United Nations (MUN) is an authentic student simulation of the proceedings of the United Nations. In this club, students (known in MUN as Delegates) will step into the shoes of diplomats from around the world as they prepare to meet with other international Delegates promote worldwide peace and balance. MUN members will spend their time learning about the UN system, debate, compromise, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills. Over time, Delegates also become experts of their country and attend 1-2 virtual conferences as UN committee members presenting research and solutions based on real-world problems that face their assigned country. 

        Meet the Advisors

        Harry M. Baturin, JD, LL.M. 
        Harry M. Baturin, JD, LL.M., graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Summa Cum Laude, in 1995 and from its Law School in 1998. He was then awarded an LL.M. at the Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. Mr. Baturin is an Instructor at Georgetown University in its Summer and Special Programs. He is also a Trustee and Manager of a Charitable Trust and has a background practicing in non-profit, estates, and business and taxation law at Baturin and Baturin Law Offices. He was a Guest Instructor at the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law for the Elder Law Seminar with Professor Katherine C. Pearson, Esq., an Adjunct at the Delaware County Community College, and clerked at the Philadelphia Law Department covering tax and real estate issues prior to practicing. Mr. Baturin's Articles and Research have been published in numerous periodicals including, but not limited to, The Georgetown Public Policy Review (multiple), The Pennsylvania Psychologist and The Tax Analyst with several Articles currently in publication. He is the Executive Co-Editor of Policy Matters, along with Dr. Tanya Casas. 

        Jon Shulman 
        For the past 17 years, Mr. Shulman has served as a member of the Upper School history faculty, including serving as  director of La Jolla Country Day School’s Center for Excellence in Citizenship. During his tenure at LJCDS, Mr. Shulman has developed long-lasting relationships with outside organizations, introducing students to elected officials, rising civic candidates, and thought leaders in local and global communities. Most notably, he empowers students to take civic action but to do so with balance and perspective. Mr. Shulman is known for his compassion and dedication to his students and his leadership roles with the Model United Nation Clubs and Torrey Mock Trial team.  In 2018 he was named Educator of the Year by the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club.

        “I inspire greatness by educating our students on the importance of civic engagement. In a free society, we have the constitutional right to say what is on our minds. As such, we can make the choice to speak truth or falsehoods, to speak laudably or reprehensibly. It is our obligation to seek out the facts and to respond in a way that recognizes our own as well as others’ sense of dignity.” 

        Jonathan Shulman is passionate about promoting civic engagement. He develops partnerships with civic organizations, including the City Club of San Diego and the San Diego Historical Center, and coordinates off-campus and travel opportunities for students. Mr. Shulman is head teacher–coach of the Torrey Mock Trial Team, a program that is recognized as one of the best in San Diego County. 

        Mr. Shulman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Tufts University and a master’s in war studies from King’s College London. He was the first K–12 educator to be elected president of the California World History Association, he is an active partner with EUROCLIO—the European Association of History Educators, and he has served as an AP World History exam reader for the College Board since 2010. 

        Mr. Shulman has taught at the American School of Milan, in Italy; the Beijing Film Academy, in China; and the Greenhill School, in Dallas, Texas, and has served as a Campus Director for Summer Disocvery. He previously worked as chief of staff to the Appropriations Sub-Committee Chair in the Maryland House of Delegates. 

        A fan of the movies, Mr. Shulman was the co-producer and director of Minyan in Kaifeng, a documentary about the modern-day descendants of an ancient Chinese Jewish community. The film, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, played at several international Jewish film festivals to great acclaim. 

        Club Meeting Times:
        Thursday 4-6 PM (EST) with Harry M. Baturin, JD, LL.M. 
        OR
        Thursday 7-9 PM (EST) with Jon Shuhlman

        After School Club Rates
         

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club
        DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Speech & Debate Team

        The Speech and Debate Team goals are to help students compete successfully in speech and debate competition events at the highest level possible. Using contemporary topics introduced by the advisor, club members then vote, choose, research, take a pro or con position, gather their arguments, and debate the topic until consensus and resolution is reached. Proper debate techniques are used as students explore civic literacy, global awareness, and individual liberties by utilizing critical, creative, and innovative thinking. This club meets in a supervised setting with feedback and guidance from a club advisor who is a seasoned member of the debate community. This activity offers something for everyone. If you like acting, arguing, reading, researching, writing, or just meeting people, this team is for you. Club members are eligible for virtual competitions, and a student membership to the National Speech and Debate Association is included. 

        Club Meeting Times:
        Wednesday 4-6 PM (EST) *subject to change
        OR
        Thursday 7-9 PM (EST) *subject to change


        After School Club Rates

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club

        DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Life Skills 2
      • Academic Quiz Bowl Team

        Grow, compete, win! Enhance your high school experience and engage in an academically challenging club. The Academic Quiz Bowl Team combines education and socialization and is not your average extracurricular. An Academic Quiz Bowl increases memorization, study skills, and team building, and is heavily highlighted on your college application. This interscholastic club will match up teams head-to-head to competitively answer questions from all general areas of knowledge, including literature, science, history, fine arts, philosophy, social sciences, current events, and popular culture, such as music, movies, and sports! There is an opportunity to also complete internationally with other clubs.

        Meet the Advisor

        Marquita Taylor, Ph.D., MBA, MPH
        Dr. Taylor is the Director of Inclusion and Leadership Development at the Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale University. In this role, she works to foster equitable community engagement and leadership development programs. For five years, she also served as a professor of Business. In addition to this role, she is a Health Equity Consultant at the Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, and Southern Connecticut State University School of Health and Human Services. Today she is a change agent; tomorrow she aspires to be a better one. Recently she completed a competitive fellowship at Brown University focused on Research and Community Engagement. Her professional background is in governmental finance and political science, and she has led the development of state and local policy. However, her passion for leading, education, and fostering change has led her to pursue a Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service, Community Leadership. Her research dissects the non-cognitive skills and is directly aligned with her interests in education and health, policy, transformational leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and race and equity. 

        Club Meeting Times
        Tuesday 7-9 PM (EST)
        OR
        Thursday 4-6 PM (EST)

        After School Club Rates
         

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club
        DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Journalism Club

        If you want to see your name on a youth-led news site or have always wanted to know what it’s like to be published, look no further than the Journalism Club. This club consists of dedicated and enthusiastic students who are passionate about writing and have a good eye for layout and design. Members will be exposed to the full spectrum of skills necessary to make it in the newsroom, including writing, reporting, conducting interviews, and designing pages. Whether you’re a young journalist or trying to break into the world of social media influencing, this club gives you firsthand experience in journalism and social media marketing.  

        Meet the Advisor

        Dennis O'Connel
        Dennis earned an MA in English with a concentation in Writing from Seton Hall University. Since then, he spent years as an educator, teaching ESL, English, and Writing courses to students of all ages and backgrounds. In addition, he has years of experience as a Copywriter, helping businesses tell their stories and promoting their products and services using his creativity and writing skills. 

        Club Meeting Times:
        Tuesday 4:30-6:30 PM (EST)
        OR
        Wednesday 7-9 PM (EST)

        After School Club Rates
         

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club
        DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • Sports Management & E-Sports 1
      • E-Sports League

        E-Sports are becoming a varsity-level sport across high schools and colleges, with competitive pro leagues, college competitions, and corporate sponsors. The Summer Discovery E-Sports Team is an interactive experience allowing members to grow friendships and enhance leadership skills to support both gaming and academic success in high school and beyond. Teammates will play both multi- and single-player games while beginning to strategize and prepare for an 8-week national Spring tournament. Along with this, teammates can also demonstrate their leadership skills by joining a committee to plan, promote, and host a one-day tournament in the spring. The Summer Discovery E-Sports Team will be registered under The High School E-Sports League (HSEL), the largest high school E-Sports league in the US. HSEL delivers high school-level competition across thirteen different games, including Overwatch and League of Legends while maintaining a commitment to make varsity-level gaming available to high school students across the country. 

        Meet the Advisor

        Ricky Gunzel
        Ricky, a life-long gamer, graduated from SUNY Purchase in 2011. He spent his time in college on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and as Coordinator of Clubs, Organizations and Services. He has worked with Summer Discovery since 2016 as a Business Development Manager and Associate Director. Ricky's top three favorite games are Pokemon, Super Smash Bros., and Call of Duty.

        Club Meeting Times:
        Tuesday 4-6 PM (EST)
        OR
        Wednesday 7-9 PM (EST)

        After School Club Rates
         

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club
        DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
    • STEM 3
      • Coding Club

        The Coding Club is the place to take an interest in technology and turn it into a productive skill. No prior experience is required, as students will all cover the basics of coding (web development, JavaScript, web APIs) before we explore the code behind various real-world applications, including Python and React Native. Members will also deepen their understanding of multiplayer games, chatbots, and begin learning the basics of Machine Learning. Throughout their time spent in the club, members will research and pick 1-2 virtual hackathons to attend, culminating in members hosting their own hackathon in the spring to other high school clubs from around the world. In addition to the basics of coding, the hackathon also gives members the chance to enhance their leadership, planning, promotion, and hosting skills.

        Club Meeting Times:
        Tuesday 7-9 PM (EST) *subject to change
        OR
        Wednesday 4:30-6:30 PM (EST) *subject to change

        After School Club Rates
         

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club
        DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Mathematics Competition League

        The Mathematics Competition League fosters achievement, enhances leadership skills, and provides a community for problem solvers. This team will participate in 2-3 virtual math competitions, including the American Mathematics Competitions and the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament. These competitions emphasize creative problem solving and do not require knowledge of calculus; most cover the same level of math as the SAT/ACT exams. The club also gives students additional test prep so they can represent the Summer Discovery Team outside of competitions. The club will culminate in planning and hosting a small invitational competition in the spring.

        Club Meeting Times:
        Wednesday 7-9 PM (EST) *subject to change
        OR
        Thursday 4-6 PM (EST) *subject to change

        After School Club Rates
         

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club
        DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
      • Science Fair Club

        The Science Fair Club gives students hands-on experience working with the scientific method, planning experiments, and observing the world in which we live. This club encourages members to identify the ways science affects their lives and their community. Students are taught the proper components of a science fair presentation to compete in a local science fair and share their project with other club members and guests at the end of the school year. Students will work through from development to execution of the project. Members will have a solid research project by May 2021 to participate in fall 2021 competitions independently. Juniors can prepare for the Society for Science and the Public Talent Search in their senior year.


        Meet the Advisor

        Allison Griner
        She is a graduate of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where she received her bachelor's in Biology in 2005 and her master's in Adolescent Education in 2009. She is a New York State teacher certified to teach Biology and General Science to grades 7-12. Shortly after graduation, she began teaching in New York's Capital Region and currently teaches middle school science in Albany, NY. Throughout her teaching career, she has tried to find ways to get students involved with science outside of the school day and have served as an advisor to many after-school clubs including Future City, Envirothon, National Science Bowl, and local and regional science fairs. She has organized over 22 STEM events, advised, and coached over 350 students on STEM-related extracurricular projects.  

        Club Meeting Times
        Tuesday 4-6 PM (EST)
        OR
        Thursday 7-9 PM (EST)

        After School Club Rates
         

        • 19 Weeks - Starting the first week of January 2021 = $1,199 per club
        HighlightsThis club will host a virtual Club Science Fair where members present their project. Students plan the agenda, promote and invite family, friends, and teachers. Members will also design a club website. DatesStarting the Week of January 2, 2021: 19 WeeksApply NowCall Us: 516-621-3939
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