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Summer Program Highlight: My Gym Ahwatukee

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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 4:32 pm | Updated: 6:46 am, Mon Sep 8, 2014.

My Gym Ahwatukee • 4142 E. Chandler Blvd.

As a community staple for more than eight years specializing in keeping kids active, My Gym Ahwatukee is offering its summer camps and classes for kids.

Available for kids from age 3 to 9, the gym has its summer camp on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. where kids can enjoy structured activities and games with a theme each day.

“The three hours are extremely active,” said owner Amy Huffman. “It’s a great way to burn off energy for the kids.”

Summer classes are offered for babies as young as 6 months to kids as old as 13 throughout the week at the children’s fitness center.

The indoor children’s gym has more than 270 locations nationwide.

Huffman said the summer camps and drop-off events biweekly are most popular among parents.

“It’s nonstop fun, it’s not like an open day care and it keeps the kids active at a time when moms need it,” Huffman said.

For more information, visit mygym.com/ahwatukee.

• Compiled by Diana Martinez. Reach the reporter at dmartinez@ahwatukee.com.

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School highlight: Ambassador Academy

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Dr. Elba Iris Reyes, principal at Ambassador Academy, poses with her students at Ambassador Academy Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

For the past five years, Ambassador Academy in Ahwatukee has been offering its students a small-classroom setting.

Each class has no more than 15 students, which Dr. Elba Iris Reyes, Ambassador Academy’s principal, said is what sets it apart from other charter schools.

The school’s current enrollment stands at 47 students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

“We have academic excellence in teaching and learning, we have high expectations for our teachers and their practices, and we have high expectations for our students,” Reyes said. “We also focus on leadership and character development.”

Ambassador Academy’s Parent Teacher Organization is devising fundraising opportunities to raise money for the school’s playground facility.

For additional information about Ambassador Academy, visit www.ambassadoracademy.us.

• Compiled by Daniel Ochoa.

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