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!Girls Who Code clubs are intended for girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, while using computer science to change the world. When you join a club, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. You then work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code project that solves real-world problems that you care about through code!


What will I learn?

Middle and high school clubs encourage their members to impact their communities in a positive way through code. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build animations, games, apps, and other things that you dream up! The program offers tutorials in Scratch, Python, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and in a block-based app development language called, Thunkable.


Can I join?

Yes! Whether you’re a beginner or a computer master, you’re invited to join the movement! To join the club, there is a one-time suggested donation of $10, which will include all activities and snacks. Checks can be made out to Northview Public Schools.


Club Details:

The Wildcat Girls Who Code Club will meet on Mondays from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm, beginning on February 3 and ending March 30. The club will meet after school in the Fishbowl Lab at Northview High School. A late bus may be arranged to pick up students at the High School.

Virtual Reality Adventures

New!Through a partnership with Amped Reality, students will experience Virtual Reality Adventures with Exploration of Space, Animals, Oceans, Battleships and more in our 4-week series. Register for all 4 or the single class(es) you wish to attend!

Father Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 22, 2020

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Northview High School

$10 per person at the door. No pre-sale tickets this year. Cash or check (payable to Northview Community Education)

Daughters (1st through 8th grade) and their dads are invited to attend this annual event to celebrate and enjoy a fun night out together!

Ticket price includes refreshments, a DJ, prizes and a good time. A photographer will be available to take photos for an additional cost beginning at 6:00 pm.

Mother Son Drive Basketball

Saturday, February 29, 2020

7 PM

Deltaplex Arena

$15 per ticket

Ticket purchase includes:

Ticket for admission

Hot dog & Soda voucher

Foam Finger (pick up at group check-in table)

Post-Game Free Throw (meet by section 102 post game)


All tickets must be returned to the NV Community Ed office by Feb. 14th to guarantee seating with the NV group. Late tickets can be purchased after Feb. 14 by contacting the Drive directly, however we cannot promise the tickets will be in the same area. Please pick up your tickets at the NV Community Fitness Center desk from 5:30-8:30pm on February 21, 2020 during the home basketball game.

Questions, comments or concerns.

Any questions on our programming can be answered by contacting the Community Education office.
(616) 365-6176 or

JoAnne VanSlooten
Community Education Coordinator

Jennifer Higdon-Bovo
Community Education Assistant