Recreation Worcester

Recreation Worcester

Recreation Worcester is a free, year-round, out-of-school time program for youth run by the City of Worcester. Youth participate in curriculum based learning while focusing on our three main enrichment activities: athletics, arts, and academic programming. Youth also engage with community partners that help build programming and introduce participants to a number of positive, healthy, fun, educational activities. 

Food will be provided to all youths that participate in the Recreation Worcester Program provided by the Worcester Public Schools and/or Friendly House.

Transportation will not be provided by Recreation Worcester. Parents will have the option to select whether their child walks home or is picked up.

School Year Program

Recreation Worcester's School Year program offers students in grades 2-12 the opportunity to engage with volunteers, on-site personnel and other community partners in enriching, recreational, academic, and art programming. By enhancing these partnerships, Recreation Worcester aims to develop linkages between youth and community leaders through mentorship.

WHERE: Canterbury Elementary, Chandler Magnet Elementary, Nelson Place Elementary, Union Hill School and Worcester East Middle.

WHEN: The program begins on Jan. 24, 2018. 

COST: Participation is free for Worcester students in grades 2-12.

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Children Playing on School Playground

School Year Program Sites

Recreation Worcester programs will be offered at the following sites:

Basketball League Program

Recreation Worcester's Basketball League Program offers students in grades 5 - 8 the opportunity to engage with community youth workers and local college students while gaining the opportunity for athletic skill development at younger ages. By enhancing these partnerships, Recreation Worcester Basketball Leagues aims to develop linkages between youth and community leaders through mentorship.

WHERE: Clark Street School, Forest Grove Middle School, Goddard School of Science and Technology, Nelson Place School and Rice Square Elementary School.

WHEN: The program begins on April 3, 2018.

COST: Participation is free.

WHO: Worcester students in grades 5 - 8 who attend the following signed-up schools only:

Elementary Schools:
  • Clark St School (Host Site)
    • Burncoat Street Prepatory School
    • Lincoln St. School
    • Worcester Arts Magnet
  • Goddard School of Science & Technology (Host Site)
    • Columbus Park Prepatory Academy
    • Jacob Hiatt Magnet School
    • Woodland Academy
  • Nelson Place School (Host Site)
    • Flagg St School
    • Tatnuck Magnet School
    • Wawecus Road School
  • Rice Square Elementary School (Host Site)
    • Grafton Street School
    • Union Hill School
    • Vernon Hill School
Middle Schools:
  • Forest Grove Middle School (Host Site)
    • Burncoat Middle School
    • Claremont Academy
    • Sullivan Middle School
    • University Park Campus School
    • Worcester East Middle School

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Group of Recreation Worcester Participants Playing Basketball on the Worcester Common Oval in Warmer Weather

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