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Parks and Recreation Offers Summer Enhancement Programs


Summer’s just around the corner, which means area youth are anticipating getting out of school and having fun with friends.  For parents, however, this means the search for supervised educational and recreational camps and other opportunities is beginning.  The City of Jackson has a great solution available for families.


The Summer Enhancement Program is a low-cost program that runs the duration of the summer (June 2 – August 1, 2003) during work hours (7:30 a.m.  5:30 p.m.) – a double bonus for parents.  A favorite among children as well, they get to experience guest speakers, stimulating and educating arts and crafts and recreational projects, and receive a daily lunch and snack – all at a very low cost of $5 per week!  Similar programs around the metro area cost up to $50 a week for only 3 hours of programming a day, no meals included.


Jackson residents ages 7-12 and 13-16 may register Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. at the Jackson Medical Mall, Center Court.  After April 22, registration will continue at the Jackson

Medical Mall, Office of Parks and Recreation.  Participants must register according to age as of June 2, bring proof of residence (i.e. utility bill or driver’s license) and a copy of your child’s 121 Immunization Compliance Form.  After April 22, registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to the general public (including non-residents) until all programs are filled.   


The Summer Enhancement Program Locations are:


For youth ages 7-12

Battlefield Community Center                            953 Porter Street

Grove Park Community Center                         4126 Parkway Avenue

Jayne Avenue Community Center                      3615 Jayne Avenue

Mary C. Jones Community Center                    2050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive 

Medgar Evers Gymnasium                                3159 Edwards Avenue

Sykes Gymnasium                                            520 Sykes Road

Champion Gymnasium                                      1355 Hattiesburg Street

Westside Gymnasium                                       1450 Wiggins Road

Vergie P. Middleton Community Center            3971 Flag Chapel Road

Peeples Middle School                                     290 Treehaven Drive

North Jackson Elementary School                     650 James M. Davis Drive

Green Elementary School                                  610 Forest Avenue

Wilkins Elementary School                                1970 Castle Hill Drive 

Powell Middle School                                       3655 Livingston Road


For youth ages 13-16

Wingfield High School                                      1985 Scanlon Drive

Jim Hill High School                                          2185 Fortune Street


For youth ages 17-18

Capital City Alternative School                           2221 Boling Street

For more informaion, contact Christopher Mims, Public Information Officer @ 960-1146  or  Lisa Wilson,   Recreation Coordinator  @ 368-7407

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