Tuesday, May 15, 2007

City kicks off "Boston R.O.C.K.S" youth summer campaign

Mayor Menino recently announced Boston R.O.C.K.S -- "Recreational Opportunities for City Kids" -- a coordinated summer programming campaign aimed at connecting Boston youth ages 8-14 with programs and activities. The campaign features an on-line database and dedicated phone line (617-635-KIDS) that parents and students can use to learn about more than 500 programs for Boston’s youth, including arts, sports and educational activities.

The program will include:
* extended hours and enhanced programming at the City's community centers and pool facilities;
* a “rolling recreation” mobile recreation unit, which will travel to local parks to engage youth in a variety of fun activities;
* Boston at Night: youth activities in various community centers every Friday night from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.;
* Sports Scene: a six-week youth sports skill development program; and
* Boston Community Grants, providing additional funding to outside agencies to partner with the city in providing safe and positive summer activities for pre-teens and teenagers.

For more information, visit the City of Boston website, or call 617-635-KIDS.

1 comment:

jegi said...

Can't wait to teach the Boston kids Ultimate Frisbee!