Nyansa Snack TimeThe Nyansa Classical Community is a holistic afterschool and summer program that engages the mind, body, and spirit of its students. By partnering with schools, churches, and families Nyansa brings the gifts and resources of Christian classical education to students from low-income communities. The classical model of education is organized around the Trivium—three dimensions of learning that consist of studying the basic grammar or concepts of different disciplines; practicing logic through careful reasoning and analysis; and honing rhetorical skills of expression for the cultivation of virtue and wisdom. The core Nyansa program focuses on children ages 4 to 12 and employs songs, chants, and memorization as knowledge pegs on which to hang the foundational concepts of reading, writing, math, history, geography, science, and the arts. This knowledge is then amplified and enriched through constant immersion in high-quality literature, hands-on projects, crafts, and students’ oral and written responses to what they are learning. During the high school years, Nyansa students who have left the core program will continue to be mentored, will receive assistance with college applications, and will act as teaching assistants for younger students in the core program. In all of this, the work of the Nyansa Classical Community is rooted in the Christian tradition and, in accordance with that tradition, encourages students to pursue goodness, wisdom, truth, and beauty. The program is non-denominational and accepts students from any faith background.