Riekes Newsletter

January 2017

Announcements, tips, interviews, and more! Find out what is going on at the Riekes Center.

Staff profile

Get to know George Selleck

Dr. George Selleck, a PAC-12 and Stanford Basketball Hall of Fame athlete and former counseling psychologist has spent over 40 years working with youth. Most recently, Dr. Selleck is responsible for the development and direction of Leading2Play, a youth-driven sports, fitness and leadership program that encourages participation in sports and fitness activities while promoting healthy living, responsibility and development of such key skills as organization and management. 



Student profile

Hugo Vliegen piano student and father...

Originally from the Netherlands, Hugo Vliegen moved to the United States about 20 years ago. Hugo wears many hats including father, traveler, businessman, and jazz musician. About once a week Hugo comes to the Riekes Center for jazz improvisation classes with instructor Bennett Roth-Newell. We had a chance to sit down with Hugo and find out how his classes at the Riekes Center are going, along with his other interests.


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"Let our New Year's resolution be this:                 we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. "

- Goran Persson





New after school programs!  

Nature Ninjas - Thursdays 3:45-5:00PM                                           Visual Art - Wednesdays 3:45-5:00PM                                               Photography - Wednesdays 3:45-5:00PM 

save the date!  Rally for riekes 2017

Get ready!  Get Set!  & Mark your calendars for another amazing evening of interactive fun, food and libations!         April 29th, 2017

Creative Arts Recital & Open House

Thursday Jan 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm                                                   This recital, our Synapse Students will surely bring the house down with special performances highlighting their hard work and achievements.  Including music, video and photography!             


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We are thrilled to welcome Rodney Ruckus, Javi Santiago & Greg Boyers for a night of musical fun and learning. Rodney and his band will perform, jam with students, and do a Q&A session. Join us in this awesome opportunity! 

Now enrolling fusion, home school program

Our new home school program, Riekes Fusion includes two, hour-long classes in in various subjects with a 30min lunch break in between -- it gives students a fun and educational day while they participate in classes that meet their interests! This

New Hours of Operation...

Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 8 pm Regular Hours
6:00-7:00 am & 8:00-9:00pm by appointment only
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm                                       Appointments available during off hours on Sat/Sun