Summer Support: Families are always looking for great summer activities for their kids, as well as child care or inexpensive summer meals . Something that has come through TRMS is an opportunity with the Longmont Youth Center for students and their families.
My name is Mitchell Shepard, and I would like just a second of your time to tell you about some incredible opportunities for your youth this summer! The Longmont Youth Center has programming available all day this summer, and the best part is that it is a no cost program. In addition, we are offering free lunches! This is paid for through a federal grant, and all youth who come to the Youth Center will be able to get a healthy balanced lunch. No sign up required!
We are located in Centennial Park, and are open year-round. Membership is free though we do require every youth to have a filled out membership form, and expect youth to be involved in at least on weekly program, of which we have many: cooking, mountain biking, theatre, and sports league just to name a few.
This summer we will be offering a full-day program for the 4th time. June Journeys is a morning program in which youth learn as a group each day. This year we are taking a different approach and will be doing fun activities and projects with the specific goal of teaching important values like commitment, awareness of others, and giving back to the community.
At noon we will open the Zone, which is in the same place, but offers a more open environment where youth can play pool, ping pong, foosball, etc. We also have the weekly programs mentioned earlier, and we additionally have a different activity each day. The Zone will be open until 5 pm, so if your youth is involved in June Journeys as well, they have something to do all day from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
While school is in session we are currently open from 2:30 – 6pm (and until 7pm MWF.) Please come by and check out our other opportunities like our recording studio or find out about special opportunities like Longmont Idol and Youth Council.”
Students will be meeting Mitchell Shepard, and seeing a presentation of this program during their lunches next week. Please have them pick up a flyer and a calendar of events.