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Adult Classes and Workshops

Take some time for yourself, expand your interests and connect with community. Check out virtual classes and workshops offered by JCC Greater Boston.

Topics include babies and parenting, the benefits of Cannabis and CBD, cooking and baking, upcycling crochet, helping children learn to read, virtual gatherings for new parents and single parents and more! Explore all classes at For more information contact

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
This year, the Y’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is going virtual. The West Suburban YMCA is putting together care packages of succulents, a handmade card or bookmark, and a puzzle book with a pencil, eraser, and sharpener for the clients of Newton At Home, which includes senior citizens in the community that may be isolated at home due to COVID. You can help by sponsoring care packages or creating cards or bookmarks. Learn more and get involved at

Summer Camp Registration Opens on January 11th 
In 2020, the Y operated a fun and safe summer for hundreds of campers! In 2021, the Y plans to operate similarly with all COVID safety procedures in place. The Y offers two day camps, Camp Pikati on-site at the Y and Camp Chickami in Wayland, as well as one overnight camp, Camp Frank A. Day, in East Brookfield. Learn more at

Registration is still open for Winter Programs
2020 was a challenging year that required families to break from their typical routines and adapt to new ways of doing things. Since July of 2020, the Y has been adapting as well. The Y remains committed to helping you and your family stay active, engaged, and above all, safe. The Y’s 6-week Winter Program Session will run from January 4th-February 14th and there is still time to register for these programs. Stay active as a family by signing up for swimming, sports, music, and fitness programs!

Upcoming Virtual Camp Info Sessions
Questions about camp? Sign up for a Virtual Camp Info Session. Meet staff and learn more Continue reading

Virtual Study Buddies

Tackle remote learning head on in 2021 with Virtual Study Buddies. Virtual Study Buddies offers expert instructors to support your child through their remote school assignments on a schedule that works for your family!

Through parent collaboration and regular updates from instructors, you can stay on top of your child’s virtual learning progress and goals. Fill out this form to start designing your custom plan today or learn more at For more information, contact

A New Year, A New Start

As a special educator for over 25-years, Joanna Moran is a coach/tutor/advocate available for all types of learners. For the past 20 years she taught in the Brookline school system until opening up her own educational coaching, tutoring and advocacy firm and has had the privilege of working with all types of learners, ranging from children who have complex special needs to students who have difficulty with organization and other
executive functioning skills.

No two children are the same and whether they have been diagnosed with special needs or
not, there becomes a point in a student’s learning where they need a little more help than a
parent or teacher(s) alone can provide.  If you feel like you are at that point, please check out or email

Tutor available

Anna Laytham is a Boston College student in the Newton area with teaching and childcare experience available to tutor. She can tutor all ages in Math, Science, Mandarin, English. She is available to help with homework or to help supervise during remote learning. Available for in person or remote services. Contact 417-412-0713 or for more information.