Trackside Hires New Program Director

Trackside has announced Amy Nassef as the teen centers new program director. Nassef started work on July 1.

Nassef worked as program coordinator for the Playhouse on the Green in Bridgeport, where she directed the summer theater program, Project Broadway, and assisted with the Playhouse Greenhouse theater education program. In addition to her non-profit experience, she also has a background in technical theater, having worked on productions at the Playhouse on the Green and Downtown Cabaret in Bridgeport as well as the Curtain Call Theater in Stamford.

Amy earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University and lives in Fairfield.

“We are very excited to have Amy join the teen center,” Mark Ketley, Trackside’s executive director says. “Amy has great experience in theatre production, acting, as well as program development. We are looking forward to the program initiatives she will bring to the students this fall.”

Nessef can be reached at Trackside by phone at 203.834.2888 or by email.

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Building Blocks Hosts Open House

Building Blocks Early Learning Center is hosting an Open House this Saturday, July 11 at their location at 59 Danbury Rd..  The facility for infants, toddlers and preschool aged children is opening their doors from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Parents can stop by with or without their children for a tour and to learn more about the programs that are offered.

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Popular Study Skills Program Returns to Trackside

Trackside Teen Center is pleased to announce the return of the S4 Study Skills program this August for Middle School and High School students in Wilton, following the success of the evidence-based Successful Study Skills 4 Students (S4) Winter Workshop. While students learn better study strategies, time management tools and organizational skills, they will gain confidence in their academic abilities and exceed their own expectations in school.

“Trackside is very proud to host the S4 Workshops so that students may take advantage of this great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming school year. Students must refine their study skills in order to reach their full potential and the S4 Workshops are proven to help students achieve these objectives,” said Amy Nassef, program director of Trackside Teen Center.

The Essential Study Skills workshop designed for students in Middle School teaches practical skills to study, organize, manage time, prepare for tests, and utilize executive functioning strategies. The High School and Beyond workshop has been developed to help students from the 8th grade level and above to assess and apply learning strategies in order to eliminate distractions, hold focus, retain information, improve motivation, and expand upon writing and reading skills.

Both workshops are taught by experienced teachers. Class sizes are limited in order to ensure the best possible experience for each student. The S4 Study Skills Workshops will be held at Trackside Teen Center at 15 Station Rd..

To register, visit the Trackside website.

Essential Study Skills (Grades 6-8)
Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 18-20, 9-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $395

High School and Beyond (Grades 8-12)
Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 18-20, 12-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $395