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 (– ) – 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 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
BattlefieldCommunity Center953 Porter Street
GroveParkCommunity Center4126 Parkway Avenue
JayneAvenueCommunity Center3615 Jayne Avenue
MaryC.JonesCommunity Center2050 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
VergieP.MiddletonCommunity Center3971 Flag Chapel Road
PeeplesMiddle School290 Treehaven Drive
North Jackson Elementary School650 James M. Davis Drive
GreenElementary School610 Forest Avenue
WilkinsElementary School1970 Castle Hill Drive
PowellMiddle School3655 Livingston Road
For youth ages 13-16
WingfieldHigh School1985 Scanlon Drive
JimHillHigh School2185 Fortune Street
For youth ages 17-18
CapitalCityAlternative School2221 Boling Street
For more informaion, contact Christopher Mims, Public Information Officer @ 960-1146 orLisa Wilson, Recreation Coordinator @ 368-7407
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