Ryokubi Dojo 215 Hope St, Stamford, CT06906 Founded in 1999, this non-profit school offers classes for Shotokan Karate and Kobudo. The programs are designed to…More promote mental and physical focus as well as character growth. Children aged 3 to 5 can join the Tiger Clubs program, while children with special needs can participate in the Lion Spirit program. Ryokubi Dojo also offers classes for teens, young adults and adults as well as private lessons.
Founded in 1972, Domus is a non-profit organization that assists the city's most vulnerable children and their…More families through charter schools, and community and residential programs. Domus' administrative offices are located inside of Trailblazers Academy, the organization's charter middle school.
Through funds by the United Way of Western CT, private individuals, foundations and businesses, Domus operates Stamford Academy for high schoolers in the city as well as the Domus Academy for middle schoolers in New Haven. The organization also runs the Chester Addison Community Center and Lion's Den after-school program, as well as three residential homeprograms in Stamford.
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford 347 Stillwater Ave, Stamford, CT06902 The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is a United Way agency that provides development services and after-school…More activities for the youth of the local community. This facility can be found on the city's west side near the corner of Stillwater Avenue and West Broad Street, adjacent to Michael F. Lione Park. It programs offered include Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills as well as Sports, Recreation and Fitness. The Boys & Girls Club also has volunteer opportunities available for qualified applicants.
Trailblazers Academy is Stamford's first charter school serving students in grades six to eight. The school is…More operated in a partnership between DOMUS, Stamford Public Schools and the City of Stamford, and provides an alternate learning environment for students may not have thrived in traditional classrooms. The classes are kept small, allowing students to receive more personal attention. Enrollment into Trailblazers is based on a lottery process. During the 2009 to 2010 school year, Trailblazers' student body was approximately 65 percent black, 30 percent Latino and 5 percent white.
Students of the Trailblazers Academy are invited to stay after school to participate in the Lion's Den, which offers programs such as sports, games, field trips, workshops and homework help. Trailblazers also offers a summer program for returning sixth and seventh graders.