To show our support, ActivityHero is using our marketplace to spotlight Black-owned businesses who educate, enrich and inspire kids.
ActivityHero is fully behind the Black Lives Matter movement and is committed to help fight racial injustice in our country. We believe that we must all do our part to combat all forms of racism, and be active in our pursuits of equality in both living and learning.
To show our support, we are using our marketplace to spotlight Black-owned businesses who educate, enrich and inspire kids. Helping small businesses succeed has always been our focus at ActivityHero.
Amidst the pandemic, Black-owned businesses have been more impacted than any other demographic group, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. While searching for summer programs for your kids, consider registering for camps by one of these Black-owned businesses.
Engineering for Kids of Kern: Their mission is to inspire the next generation of young engineers in science, mathematics and technology. They teach STEM to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes and camps with hands-on, imaginative instruction.
Class Act Music Academy: The have created a summer music program that combines exploring music — through the recorder, ukulele, voice, percussion, nature exploration — and arts and crafts. They hope to engage kids with music and the performing arts, no matter their socio-economic status.
Snapology (Manhattan and Long Island City): Snapology combines play with education. They provide a fun, interactive environment for children to learn science, technology, engineering, art, math, robotics, and video game design. They offer school enrichment programs, summer camps, workshops, birthday parties, scouting events, field trips, play dates, creative play and custom events.
San Francisco Soccer Camp: This camp provides the opportunity to develop technical skills and game intelligence in a positive and fun environment. All soccer camps are hosted at the Negoesco Stadium in a secure field at the University of San Francisco campus, with USF coaches and players as staff. The owner seeks to give back and fund scholarship spots for kids who can experience camp on a college campus and also see the diverse coaching staff as leaders.
K-12 Coders: K-12 Coders offer Coding, Robotics, Engineering, Clothing Design, Gaming, and Entrepreneur circuits to students that attend our after-school or Summer Coding Camps. K-12 Coders was created to serve the underprivileged students in urban communities to fuel a child’s desire to get involved in business early by increasing their curiosity with simple, engaging, creative activities in a SAFE environment!
Wiz Kid Coding: Wiz Kid offers a wide range of fun and engaging instructor-led coding programs – including group virtual coding classes, summer and holiday camps, after school programs and STEM workshops. They are committed to making sure that all kids (from all different types of backgrounds) can acquire coding skills as an avenue to enhance their ability to think critically, improve their current academic performance, to expand their future career options and ultimately have fun!
Hi-Five Sports Zone: Hi-Five was created to be a positive place for youth to enjoy team sports and learn about overcoming life challenges. They offer summer camps, after-school classes, open-gym times, and more to use sports to improve childrens’ well-being.
Choreography by Rae: In a supportive and inclusive environment, students are encouraged to contribute their own dance ideas to the classroom as they develop leadership and teamwork skills. Choreography by Rae provides self-confidence boosting performing arts and creative arts classes helping students improve social, academic, and problem-solving skills.
“We provide job opportunities and mentorship to young people of color (New York City Summer Youth Employment Program). A 100% black female-owned business, we believe our programming which honors history and celebrates community, empowers our students to view themselves and their teachers as examples of what is possible.”
Lost Boyz Inc: Lost Boyz Inc.’s mission is to decrease violence, improve the social and emotional conditions, and provide financial opportunities among the youth in Chicago’s South Shore community. With baseball training and competitive participation as the core drivers, their mission is achieved through high-intensity mentoring, intervention, and social entrepreneurship activities.
Swann School of Protocol: This school specializes in etiquette training and educating students on the core values of Respect, Honesty and Consideration. In addition, their courses focus on six areas that are presented in an interactive way. The areas include: kindness, self-presentation skills, communication skills, proper public behavior, behavior at school, and meal-time manners. Every class addresses all the categories based on the age of the students. Their goal is for students to gain confidence and feel empowered.
De L’or Cakery Corporation: De L’or Cakery Corporation is a 5 Star Artisan Cake catering company that provides tantalizing joy and connections through Sugar Artistry. They offer a trip around the world in every bite with our Caribbean infused cakes, cupcakes, caramel popcorn, and cake pops. De L’or Cakery Kitchen’s mission is to build a more connected and confident community cultivating young minds interested in Sugar Artistry.
HoneyArtStudio: Honey Art Studio is an art company that features exciting, vivid and creative art activities including: painting, drawing, re-purposed art and fashion, t-shirt design, skateboard design, cupcake and cookie fun and so much more.
“I started my company to offer arts and crafts to children and families who may not have direct access to such activities. I offer free and low-cost programming to families who live in low income communities.”