Fall/Winter After School Youth Program
For school-age children ages 5-18
Youth registered in the After School Program are admitted FREE M-F, 3-6 pm
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Youth After-School Program is limited. Youth will be admitted daily on a first-come/first-served basis. Students will not be re-admitted after leaving the facility on a particular day. Admission begins at 3:00 pm daily. For additional information about the 2020 Fall & Winter Policies and Procedures including How to Register please check out this information and read it carefully.
Parents please complete the following on-line form and submit for your children that participate in the programming at McMillen Park Community Center. Thank you! On-line McMillen Youth Program Registration form Please call 427-2420 if you have any questions.
Students interested in virtual programming can call McMillen Park Community Center (260-427-2420) to inquire.
Social Distancing Guidelines
Following the social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC, there will be some changes in the operations of the youth program for the safety of our youth, their families, and our staff. For your safety, upon entering the facility all students:
Must have previously registered for the program including signing a waiver regarding COVID-19.
Must have temperature taken 1st thing upon entering building.
Must practice social distancing (6 ft apart).
Must wear a mask.
** NOTE: Masks may be removed during any physical recreation but please continue to practice social distancing.
FREE After School Fun for students registered in our program!
Monday-Friday, 4:30 p.m.
A nutritious meal including protein, grain, vegetables, fruit and milk is prepared on site and served daily.
Mondays, 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Powered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective dance professionals, students learn body awareness, coordination and musical expression.
McMillen Music Academy Powered by Sweetwater
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Virtual as well as in person guitar lessons are provided free of charge by Sweetwater instructors.
Arts & Crafts Powered by ACPL (Pontiac Branch)
Mondays, 4:00 p.m.
Library personnel lead super fun, super easy crafts.
Mondays, 4:00 p.m.
Students learn the theatre basics: projection, inflection, articulation and dramatization!
Jump for Life
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
Group physical fitness gets the kids moving!
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Youth learn to take time out of each day to show themselves respect and love.
Junior Achievement Financial Literacy
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m.
Financial Literacy aims to equip young people with the skills needed to take control of their economic future.
Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m.
Student gather in the kitchen to learn basic culinary concepts.
Story Time with ACPL (Hessen Cassel Branch)
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.
Library personnel read and interact with youth to develop literary skills and a love for books.
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m.
This program promotes an anti-drug mindset and increases children’s likelihood to remain drug- free.
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Students love Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math . . . as long as it’s fun!
Thursdays, 5-6 pm
Family friendly movies will be played and a snack will be served!
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
January 23-February 27
Open to boys and girls ages 4-7 free of charge, Little Ballers offers skills, drills and shooting fundamentals.
Jr. NBA Information
McMillen Park Community Center Youth Basketball Leagues as a part of the Jr. NBA gives us access to a national network of Jr NBA events, such as NBA cares community events, and NBA / WNBA games: discount uniform offers; coaching education and certification as well as professional development opportunities. We will also have opportunities for appearances from NBA and WNBA players (Pacers, Fever, Mad Ants and Legends) and access to grant funding.
Jr. NBA Youth Basketball League
January 20-March 10
The Jr. NBA Basketball League is open to boys and girls in grades 3-5 and 6-8. Games will be played on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:00. The cost is $60/team (youth registered in McMillen’s After-School Program may participate free of charge and will be placed on a MPCC team). Registration deadline: January 13. Call 427-2420 for more information or to register your team.
Sisters of the Cloth
The Master quilters of Sisters of the Cloth work one-on-one with youth ages 8-18, teaching the craft of quilting. Class sizes are limited. Call 427- 2420 for more information.
Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground
The Kids' Korner Indoor Playground will be open 12:30-2:30 pm Monday-Friday. Please call 260-427-2420 to verify the schedule as due to COVID-19 the situation may change.
Special Events Check out the Special Events link for information on upcoming events.
Mrs. Cin. is very professional, nice and overall helpful. The staff is wonderful with children. L. Crawford
Staff is very professional. Tami C.
Awesome job-keep up the great job! Proud of the Center-Sandra W.
My son gets to enjoy some of his summer with other kids he may not get to see during the summer. Jennifer C.
Great program. Glad that it is available to my kids. B. Pritchard
Your doing good. Ms. Cin is great! N.G.
The program is very helpful because I didn't have anywhere to take my grandchildren for the summer. C. Shepherd
Great program for the kids, they also have plenty of activities. Kristal S.