Youth Programs

Summer Programs / Sports / R I S E

Summer Youth Employment

Summer Youth Employment (SYE) provides early employment opportunities for 14 to 17 year-old youth who are eligible to work for up to 15 hours a week. Applicants are required to interview, and once hired, attend job skills training sessions. They also participate in ongoing “Lunch and Learn” sessions, which bring in speakers on topics from budgeting to resume building to interview skills.

The program is focused on community projects, with opportunities for work each week.

 Youth will get paid $14 an hour.

The application will open February of 2024 for next summer!

Rainbow Summer Program

The Rainbow Summer Program is a five-week long daily summer program, we use curriculum from  Junior Achievement, LoveNotes, 4-H Youth Development and more. The program focuses on reading, nutrition, advocacy, financial literacy, and wellness for youth who have completed grades K-8! This year we have 100 spots for youth on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Here are some pictures from the 2023 Rainbow Summer Program!

Youth Sports

Youth sports leagues promote healthy physical activity by introducing youth to sports, teamwork, and having fun while being active! We host popular sports such as soccer, baseball and basketball, each league welcomes youth of all abilities and skills.

Spring Soccer enrollment is open! 

Reading Inspirational Stories to Empower

RISE: Reading Inspirational Stories to Empower engages youth across the metro in learning about social justice and taking action through community collaboration and activism at any age. RISE was started as a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and commitment to justice on the week of his birthday, with community volunteers reading stories about civil rights and social change makers in area classrooms, and, along with students, writing letters to local elected officials sharing what they have learned and encouraging change.

Sign up for 2024 RISE!

Learn more about RDA.

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