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Community Center partners for new programs

RANCHO SANTA FE — In January, ClubXcite teamed up with the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center to offer a variety of new after-school programs.
Starting with a Creative Builders program, the center welcomed 14 youngsters from both Solana Santa Fe Elementary School and Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School. Throughout the program, participants got to build catapults, bottle rockets, robots, rovers, pinewood derby racers, bridges, egg-drop contraptions, airplanes, roller coasters, motorized cars and other projects.
ClubXcite and Rancho Santa Fe Community Center are planning future sessions of after-school programs starting on Feb. 28. Additions to the roster will include a mini-tennis program for kindergartners, a second round of Creative Builders with all new projects, and the PingPong Homework Club, where youngsters get homework help and learn the game of pingpong once their work is complete. All programs are made up of small groups with a 4-to-1, child-to-instructor ratio.
The classes are aligned with the center’s vision of bringing Rancho Santa Fe together in a spirit of collaboration and fun through programs and events. Other perks offered to children and members of the community center include outside services rendered through ClubXcite. This includes one-on-one mentoring, private tutoring, athletic programs and instruction, and weekend field trips to promote positive social interactions, build confidence and have fun.
Created in 2004, ClubXcite’s mission is to provide students with quality one on one and small group after school programs and services focusing on academic, social and athletic development. By employing young, experienced, college-aged mentors ClubXcite is able to engage, support and empower youth through positive mentoring.