SJS what? Yes, that stands for the Southeast Japanese School and Community Center. This community center has been around since 1925. They are a non-profit organization with a variety of activities that are open to anyone regardless of race or religion. Even though they’ve been around for almost a decade, we just learned of this organization last year when my son participated in their Rascals program. Rascals is a basketball program that teaches young kids the fundamentals of basketball. Kids are divided into groups by gender and age. They have just started accepting applications for the Summer session, which begins on June 3rd. If you are interested, applications are due by May 15th. You can download the application from their website. Space is limited and this program is very popular so turn in your applications soon! Don’t be lame like me–I missed the deadline last fall so my son didn’t get to play. oops.
SJSCC also offers a variety of other programs. I have not personally experienced any of them with the exception of Rascals but my friends have and say they are a blast.