Youth Enrichment


New!Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that blends martial arts, dance, and acrobatics into a fun and unique style. Students will learn Brazilian Portuguese, moves, language, and music. Our community partner for this program is Juston “Monitor Talento” Espinoza from the Grand Rapids Capoeira School. He has been training Capoeira since 2005 and teaching it since 2008. Please email questions to Juston at

Dates: Thursdays, January 16, 2020 – March 05, 2020.

Time: 6:15 – 7:00 PM

Location: West Oakview Elementary Gymnasium

Cost:  $65 per participant

Ages: 5 – 10 Years Old

Lil’ Kickers Soccer Skills Training

Northview Lil’ Kickers-Juniors Program partners with the professional coaches at PASS Soccer Club to bring you a skills based soccer program for our youngest soccer players (ages 4-8) from beginner to advanced levels and everything between. This program is designed as a Youth Enrichment program to run adjacent to any soccer league your child may be involved in or as their first experience in the sport of soccer. Individual ball skills are taught in an non-competitive atmosphere to help every player improve their soccer knowledge and skills. All training sessions will end with friendly scrimmages or small sided games.

Girls Who Code

New!We are excited to bring this new program to the Northview Community! It is a FREE Computer club for 7th – 12th grade girls and we hope to be up and running with it by early February! Watch for more information in the January Northview News!

Questions, comments or concerns.

Any questions on our programming can be answered by contacting the Community Education office.
(616) 361-3444 or

JoAnne VanSlooten
Community Education Coordinator

Jennifer Higdon-Bovo
Community Education Assistant