STEAM and STEM programs

7 11, 2022

Snapology Celebrates National STEM Day as Leader in Education Space

2022-11-07T23:23:14-05:00November 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Fast-Growing Children’s Franchise Continues to Raise the Bar in STEM/STEAM Education.

DALLASSnapology, the No. 1 children’s STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) franchise and part of the world’s first Youth Enrichment franchise platform company Unleashed Brands, is celebrating National STEM Day (Nov. 8) after making tremendous strides in STEAM educational enrichment opportunities, franchise offerings, and helping millions of kids across the country develop foundational STEAM skills. The company is consistently seeing significant growth through franchise signings that will continue into 2023 as demand increases for STEAM-based learning programs nationwide.

Since its acquisition and joining Unleashed Brands in July of 2021, the brand has been able to elevate its franchise offerings by launching a reimagined Discovery Center, developing a new business model with “Snapology-in-Urban Air,” as well as continuing to offer mobile Snapology programs that allow franchisees to reach more families in the community. For franchisees, these redesigned business models offer a variety of revenue opportunities and the freedom to operate year-round. Year to date, the brand has opened 11 classrooms inside Urban Air Adventure Parks, seven community-based locations and two Discovery Center with one of the revamped Discovery Centers being the first-of-its-kind joint location with sister brand The Little Gym International.

Snapology has also invested in perfecting the customer experience by offering new membership programs and gamifying education through their “Passport” program, which aims to encourage children to take classes to earn stamps and degrees to win swag and other prizes. This program entices children to continue their Snapology classes by creating incentives for children to learn fundamental STEAM skills, develop critical social skills and create recurring revenue for franchisees.

Since the Unleashed Brands acquisition, Snapology has doubled franchise signings over the past year. In 2023, there are plans to open 15 new Discovery Center locations throughout the country, including debuts in New Braunfels and Cedar Park, TX, Lexington, SC, North Tampa, FL, Rogers, AR, Harrisonburg, VA, Troy, MI, San Diego, CA, and Lehi, UT.

“We’re incredibly grateful for our company’s growth and success which reflects on the progress being made to revolutionize the way kids learn about STEAM,” said Laura Coe, Brand President & CEO for Snapology. “This year, National STEM Day is extra special to our team as we reflect on our success but more importantly, the impact Snapology has made to inspire the next generation of STEAM leaders.”

The key to success has been the brand’s understanding and commitment to play an active role in inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians through excitement in STEAM concepts at an early age. Snapology encourages social skills and teamwork by teaching science, technology, engineering, art, math, and literacy concepts in a fun way. The brand uses a research-based curriculum, designed to be inclusive to all learning abilities with a hands-on teaching approach that uses LEGO® Bricks and other building toys, along with coding, video game design and robotics that encourage the perfect mix of play, academic enrichment, and social development.

For more information on franchise opportunities please visit, www.snapologyfranchising.com.

About Snapology

Founded in 2010, Snapology is the #1 children’s enrichment franchise in the country, giving children the opportunity to learn through play with more than 80 enriching, interactive STEAM and STEM programs. With over 180 locations in the U.S. and Internationally, Snapology is quickly growing and impacting children throughout the world with its balance of educational enrichment, social development, and fun. For more information about Snapology including franchise opportunities, visit www.Snapology.com.

About Unleashed Brands

Unleashed Brands, currently includes portfolio brands Urban Air, Snapology, The Little Gym, XP League, Class 101 and Premier Martial Arts and was founded to curate and grow a portfolio of the most innovative and profitable brands that help kids learn, play, and grow. Over the last 10 years, the team at Unleashed Brands has built a proven platform and know-how for scaling businesses focused on serving families. Its mission is to impact the lives of every kid by providing fun, engaging, and inspiring experiences that help them become who they are destined to be. For more information, please visit www.UnleashedBrands.com.

15 09, 2022

The Little Gym and Snapology Debut First-of-its-Kind Joint Children’s Discovery Center and Gym

2022-09-15T16:48:38-04:00September 15th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

National children’s enrichment and physical development franchises join forces to create the ultimate discovery center and gym for children, opening Sept. 17 in Flower Mound, Texas.

DALLASThe Little Gym International, the world’s premier enrichment and physical development center for children, and Snapology, the number one children’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) franchise – both part of the world’s first Youth Enrichment franchise platform company Unleashed Brands – today announced the opening of its first-ever joint discovery center and gym in Flower Mound, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 17. Located at 5801 Long Prairie Road, the new state-of-the-art play center provides enrichment and interactive activities for children ages four months through middle school in Flower Mound, allowing them to learn, play and grow under one roof.

With more than 6,000 square feet of space, the first-of-its-kind discovery center and gym in Flower Mound offers a full line-up of unique activities from both The Little Gym and Snapology all under one roof, serving as a one-stop-shop experience for families of various aged children. The space features Snapology’s newest Discovery Center 2.0 consisting of two separate classrooms, engaging children through STEAM activities such as coding, robotics and animation as well as 17 creative play stations involving LEGO® bricks, Minecraft, Virtual Reality and more. On the opposite side of the center, The Little Gym offers engaging activities including parent-child classes and Pre-K and grade school gymnastics. Through three-dimensional learning including physical activities, cognitive skills and social and emotional learning, the core teaching methods create opportunities for children to experience achievement and build self-confidence.

“It’s a treat to expand our Discovery Center 2.0 concept into Texas and also co-create the ultimate children’s enrichment space in collaboration with The Little Gym,” said Laura Coe, Brand President & CEO of Snapology. “Together, we’re taking children’s play and education where it has never gone before with a goal of helping today’s youth across all ages to learn, play and grow, all while building confidence, social skills and teamwork.”

“Our new discovery center and gym in Flower Mound is unlike anything we’ve ever created and it’s an honor to welcome in local families to come experience this new flagship location,” said Nancy Bigley, Brand President & CEO of The Little Gym. “We’re unveiling new activities and interactive murals for the first time to elevate every child’s learning experience. In partnering with Snapology on this new space, our collective vision of operating as a single play center that caters to children of all ages and abilities is coming true.”

Now through Sept. 16, the new The Little Gym and Snapology discovery center and gym is currently offering free preview sessions for deserving members of the community in recognition of their service including local educators, first responders and medical personnel (and their families).

Both brands are also currently offering Founding Member specials until Sept. 30 starting at $69.99 per month, which includes one class per week, creative and open gym play, discounts on birthday parties and camps and more. Plus, families who sign up for memberships with both Snapology and The Little Gym will enjoy unlimited, free “Parent’s Survival Nights” every weekend now through Oct. 31 where children get to enjoy free play at the discovery center and gym while parents get a much-deserved night off.

The Little Gym and Snapology are portfolio brands of Unleashed Brands, which also functions as the parent company of Premier Martial Arts, Class 101, XP League and Urban Air Adventure Parks. Unleashed Brands is backed by a management team with more than 150 years of combined consumer industry experience, focused on serving families. It continues to grow its industry-leading platform to better serve and support families as moms and dads seek to “build great kids.”

The Little Gym and Snapology discovery center and gym in Flower Mound will be open every day, with hours varying by brand. For more information, grand opening events and offerings or to sign up for free classes and The Little Gym and Snapology Founding Member Specials, visit www.UnleashedFlowerMound.com.

About Unleashed Brands
Unleashed Brands, currently includes portfolio brands Urban Air, SnapologyThe Little Gym, XP League, Class 101 and Premier Martial Arts and was founded to curate and grow a portfolio of the most innovative and profitable brands that help kids learn, play and grow. Over the last 10 years, the team at Unleashed Brands has built a proven platform and know-how for scaling businesses focused on serving families. Its mission is to impact the lives of every kid by providing fun, engaging and inspiring experiences that help them become who they are destined to be. For more information, please visit www.UnleashedBrands.com.

About Snapology
Founded in 2010, Snapology is the #1 children’s enrichment franchise in the country, giving children the opportunity to learn through play with more than 80 enriching, interactive STEAM and STEM programs. With over 180 locations in the U.S. and Internationally, Snapology is quickly growing and impacting children throughout the world with their balance of educational enrichment, social development and fun. For more information about Snapology including franchise opportunities, visit www.Snapology.com.

About The Little Gym International
The Little Gym International is an internationally recognized program that helps children build the developmental skills and confidence needed at each stage of childhood. The very first location was established in 1976 by Robin Wes, an innovative educator with a genuine love for children. The Little Gym International, Inc., was formed in 1992 to franchise The Little Gym concept. Today, The Little Gym International has nearly 400 locations in over 31 countries including the U.S., Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Thailand and more. For more information, visit The Little Gym at www.TheLittleGym.com.

10 08, 2022

Snapology Debuts New Discovery Center 2.0 Model with Opening of Amarillo, TX Location

2022-08-10T09:31:38-04:00August 10th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Snapology Continues to Invest in and Elevate the Leading STEAM Brand with Enhanced Retail-Style Concept.

DALLASSnapology, the No. 1 children’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) franchise and part of the world’s first Youth Enrichment franchise platform company Unleashed Brands, announced today it has opened its first Discovery Center 2.0 in Amarillo, TX, with a grand opening slated for August 20. The new center, which is nearly 2,500 square feet, is owned by Bobby and Kenna Payne, first-time franchise owners.

Plans for the elevated Discovery Center model were announced earlier this year shortly after Unleashed Brands acquired Snapology, intending to build on the already strong name recognition of the brand. Now children and parents can experience first-hand the new retail-style concept with expanded curriculum and brand offerings that only a hands-on learning center can provide to kids. To engage children through STEAM activities such as coding, robotics, animation, play and interactive learning, the new center includes two separate classrooms and 17 creative play stations involving LEGO® bricks, Minecraft, Virtual Reality, and more.

The new Discovery Center also offers a “Passport” membership program that will gamify the Snapology classes, creating incentives for children to learn fundamental STEAM skills, develop critical social skills and create recurring revenue for franchisees. Kids take classes to earn stamps on their Passport, which can be filled up to win swag and other prizes.

“The Discovery Center 2.0 marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the Snapology brand,” said Laura Coe, Brand President & CEO for Snapology. “We want to keep pushing the envelope in STEAM education to help kids learn, play and grow. The upgraded features and programming of our new centers being opened by franchise partners are a reminder of why Snapology is a leading franchise in the youth enrichment space.”

Snapology has experienced a strong first half of 2022 signing 24 franchise agreements, which will bring the brand to new markets including Tampa, FL; Toledo, OH; Tallahassee, FL; Cornelius, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Virginia Beach, VA; Perrysburg, OH; Apple Valley, MN; Denver, CO; Harrisonburg, VA; Cedar Park, TX; Lexington, SC; and Houston, TX.

Snapology encourages social skills and teamwork by teaching science, technology, engineering, art, math and literacy concepts in a fun way. The brand uses a research-based curriculum, designed to be inclusive to all learning abilities with a hands-on teaching approach that uses LEGO® Bricks and other building toys, along with coding, video game design and robotics that encourages the perfect mix of play, academic enrichment and social development. The low-cost franchise opportunity is perfect for passionate entrepreneurs who want to impact children and provide enrichment programs for their communities.

About Unleashed Brands

Unleashed Brands, currently includes portfolio brands Urban Air, Snapology, The Little Gym, XP League, Class 101 and Premier Martial Arts. and was founded to curate and grow a portfolio of the most innovative and profitable brands that help kids learn, play and grow. Over the last 10 years, the team at Unleashed Brands has built a proven platform and know-how for scaling businesses focused on serving families. Its mission is to impact the lives of every kid by providing fun, engaging and inspiring experiences that help them become who they are destined to be. For more information, please visit www.UnleashedBrands.com.

About Snapology

Founded in 2010, Snapology is the #1 children’s enrichment franchise in the country, giving children the opportunity to learn through play with more than 80 enriching, interactive STEAM and STEM programs. With over 180 locations in the U.S. and Internationally, Snapology is quickly growing and impacting children throughout the world with their balance of educational enrichment, social development and fun. For more information about Snapology including franchise opportunities, visit www.Snapology.com.

7 01, 2022

Snapology Signs 19 Franchise Deals in Past Four Months, Fueling Company Growth as Part of Unleashed Brands

2022-01-07T10:21:16-05:00January 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Fast-Growing Children’s STEAM Franchise Adding Mix of Retail Discovery Centers, Snapology models inside Urban Air Parks and Mobile Franchises.

DALLAS Snapology, the No. 1 children’s STEAM franchise and part of the franchise growth-focused platform company Unleashed Brands, has signed 19 new franchise agreements since September, with 17 of these deals happening in the last quarter. The new franchise deals are mix of upgraded brick-and-mortar Discovery Centers, Snapology models inside Urban Air Adventure Parks and mobile Snapology franchise locations, allowing franchisees to serve more families in their communities by helping kids learn, play and grow. The company is looking forward to significant growth in 2022 and is anticipating the best year yet for the brand with 75 expected signings.

Of the 19 signings, 13 are with existing Urban Air franchisees – a new offering that integrates efficiently-designed Snapology locations inside busy Urban Air Adventure Parks. These deals will bring Snapology to Urban Air parks in Tampa, FL; Toledo, OH; Tallahassee, FL; Port Ft Lucie, FL; Cornelius, NC; Webster, TX; Melbourne, FL, Morrisville, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Plymouth, MN; Virginia Beach, VA; Newport News, VA; and Fullerton, CA.

Four of these deals are for the newly-designed Snapology Discovery Center 2.0, which are full-service retail locations. Two of the deals are with existing Snapology franchisees who are upgrading from mobile Snapology models to a Discovery Center 2.0, while the other two are new franchisees. Snapology Discovery Centers will debut this year in Dover, CT; Rodgers, AR; Lehi, UT; and Amarillo, TX. Two new mobile franchise deals in Miami, FL and Cedar Rapids, IA round out the new wave of franchise growth.  

Snapology has recently launched a new Discovery Center 2.0 model that aims to build on the already strong name recognition of the brand. The new retail-style concept will help to expand curriculum and brand offerings through a robust experience that only a hands-on learning center can provide to kids. The fully-developed classrooms engage children through STEAM activities such as coding, robotics, animation, play and interactive learning. Discovery Centers also offer a “Passport” membership program the help to establish brand loyalty and recurring revenue for franchisees.

“These first five months with Unleashed Brands have been incredibly rewarding for our company’s growth, and we’re proud to see our curriculum reach more kids in new exciting ways,” said Laura Coe, CEO and Co-Founder of Snapology. “Merging Snapology with Urban Air offers even more ways for kids to learn and grow through play, and the rollout of our new Discovery Center 2.0 model is a big milestone and paves the way for some exciting growth potential.”

Snapology encourages social skills and teamwork by teaching science, technology, engineering, art, math and literacy concepts in a fun way. The brand uses research-based curriculum, designed to be inclusive to all learning abilities with a hands-on teaching approach that uses LEGO® Bricks and other building toys, along with coding, video game design and robotics that encourages the perfect mix of play, academic enrichment and social development.

About Unleashed Brands
Unleashed Brands, currently includes portfolio brands Urban Air, Snapology and The Little Gym, and was founded to curate and grow a portfolio of the most innovative and profitable brands that help kids learn, play and grow. Over the last 10 years, the team at Unleashed Brands has built a proven platform and know-how for scaling businesses focused on serving families. Its mission is to impact the lives of every kid by providing fun, engaging and inspiring experiences that help them become who they are destined to be. For more information, visit www.UnleashedBrands.com.

About Snapology

Founded in 2010, Snapology is the #1 children’s enrichment franchise in the country, giving children the opportunity to learn through play with more than 80 enriching, interactive STEAM and STEM programs. With over 165 locations in the U.S. and Internationally, Snapology is quickly growing and impacting children throughout the world with their balance of educational enrichment, social development and fun. For more information about Snapology including franchise opportunities, visit www.Snapology.com.