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.
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.
Recreation Worcester programs will be offered at the following sites:
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:
Children may walk to and from the school/park at the discretion of each parent. The parent will allow this through the registration process.
Yes, they can go to any school/park in session.
They can attend any school/park at any time.
Children are registered only on the first visit to any participating school/park; it's a universal application for the program.
Between 4 and 5 staff in each school and 7 to 10 staff in each park at all times.
No, this is a free program.
No deadline; there is a rolling admission.
All parents must pick their children up by dismissal time for that particular school, however if they are running late they must call the coordinator of the site. There is a policy for excessive lateness within the program.
Vianna Mercedes, Coordinator 508-799-1328.
There will be food provided to every participant.