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.
Youth Program Schedule
During the School Year
Free Youth Programming Monday-Thursday 3-8 pm; Friday 3-6 pm;
Snow Days, Spring Break 12-5 pm
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.
In our 1st year of a Jr. NBA site we were able to truly showcase our talent at McMillen Park Community Center! We had three participants that received either 1, 2 or 3rd place at the Regional competition in Indianapolis! Jasmine (pictured above) in the Girls 14 U level placed in the top 5 scores in the country! She went to New York for a week this past summer to represent Indiana. Congratulations Jasmine!
Planting Healthy Seeds
Planting Healthy Seeds is a fun nutrition program for students ages 5-18. Children learn to make healthy food choices, through interesting games and food tastings and creating new recipes. This program was created by Parkview Hospital.
Monday-Friday, 5:00 p.m.
A nutritious meal which includes a protein, vegetable, fruit, grain and milk, is served each day for students aged 5-18 years old.
Little Lady Bugs
Mondays, 6:00 p.m.
This is a girl’s rites of passage program for ages 5-10 years old. Students build relationships and learn age appropriate life skills.
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
This group of girls aged 11 and up discusses various issues facing young ladies today such as setting and achieving goals, getting along with parents and handling emotions. Students also play games, do various activities and complete community service projects.
Fort Wayne Dance Collective
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Powered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective dance professionals, students learn body awareness, coordination and musical expression.
McMillen Music Academy Powered by Sweetwater
Music program powered by Sweetwater Sound will teach free guitar and choir Tuesdays, 5:15- 6:16 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.
Youth discuss drugs and alcohol prevention through games, videos and skits.
Passage 2 Manhood
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Passage 2 Manhood is a life skills program designed to give middle and high school boys the tools that will help them be successful in their life endeavors.
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Project Ready is designed to provide enhanced academic and social support to middle and high school students as they prepare for post-secondary success. This program will be facilitated by the Fort Wayne Urban League.
Sisters of the Cloth
Sisters of the Cloth
The Master quilters of Sisters of the Cloth will work one–on-one with youth, teaching the craft of quilting to all who are interested. Ages 8-18. Class sizes are limited.
The "Obama Quilt" as we of Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild call it, was inspired by the election of Mr. Barak Obama to the office of President of the United States of America. It was designed by Mrs. Kathleen Fincher and constructed by several guild members. It features many individuals who were instrumental in paving the way not only for Mr. Obama, but for all minorities. The "Obama Quilt" symbolizes the success of pursuing the cause of equality for everyone-but there is much more to be done.
Drums not Guns
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Participants learn drumming and discipline while also learning the dangers of gun violence.
Computer Brain Training (CBT)
Students learn to work with computers. Projects have included PowerPoint presentations.
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Children enjoy movies while learning movie theatre etiquette.
The McMillen Center will have soccer available for all registered youth. Ages 5-7, 6:00 p.m. and ages 8-10 at 6:45 p.m. Soccer fundamentals and games will be played.
Jump for Life
Mondays & Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Jump for Life is designed to get kids moving!
Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground
M/F 12-3 & 6-9 p.m. • T/W/Th 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. • Sat/Sun 12-5 p.m.
Summer Public Hours
June 2-September 9
Monday-Friday, 6-9 pm
Please see McMillen Park Community Center link for any closings or holiday hours.
If you have any questions, please call McMillen Park Community Center @ 260.427.2420.
The Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground is located inside McMillen Park Community Center and is open to boys and girls ages 13 and under during public hours. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times and must wear gym shoes while on the playground. The playground is not supervised by Community Center staff. Access to the playground is included in the $1/person general admission to the McMillen Park Community Center.
Summer Youth Program
June 4-July 27, 2018
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
The McMillen Park Community Center, located at 3901 Abbott St., offers a summer youth program for children ages 5-18. Children must be registered for the summer program before they are allowed to attend. Sign up at the Center or on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org. The summer youth activities at McMillen Park Community Center are FREE for registered participants during program hours. Admission to the Center after 6:00 p.m. is $1 for all ages. Note: The Fort Wayne Community Schools Summer Lunch Program provides free lunches each weekday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for all children 18 years of age and younger (participation in the summer program is NOT required for the free lunch). For more information, please call 427-2420.
Boys/Girls College Prep Basketball Leagues
These leagues are designed to prepare high school boys and girls for college level basketball. League play will run for six weeks followed by a single elimination tournament. Game times are scheduled at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Registration and player drafts will be held on one day only! Students will attend an open gym where they will be drafted by six coaches. A $20/player fee is due at that time. Jerseys will be provided.
Registration/Draft: Monday, June 4, 6 p.m.
League Play: Mondays, June 11-July 16
Tournament Play: July 23-August 6
Registration/Draft: Wednesday, June 6, 6 pm
League Play: Wednesdays, June 13-July 25
Tournament Play: August 1-15
Youth Kickball League
Wednesdays, June 13-July 18
Kickball league play begins on June 13 for girls and boys ages 8-13 who want to have fun outdoors! Space is limited to six teams with a maximum 12-player roster. League play will run for six weeks with games scheduled on Wednesday evenings at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Registrations will be accepted at McMillen Park Community Center, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., through June 29. The team fee is $60 and includes a team t-shirt for each player. For more information, please call the Center at 427-2420.
End of Summer Celebration
Friday, July 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
McMillen Park Community Center
Free Family Fun
Staff vs. Student Basketball Game
Half Time Entertainment
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.