Fall/Winter After School Youth Program
For school-age children ages 5-18
Free Youth Programming
Monday-Thursday 3-7 pm; Friday 3-6 pm;
Fall/Winter program starts August 10
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Youth After-School Program is limited to 145 youth who 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.
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!
Nutritious balanced meal cooked on site (in partnership with Community Harvest Food Bank),
Science, technology, engineering, art and math practiced in a variety of fun projects and activities.
Community Youth Fit (CYF)
A variety of staff led interactive youth appropriate fitness challenges and games.
Food For Thought
Youth will learn to prepare simple snacks and think about food and nutrition with a different appetite
Youth will go through a variety of topics dealing with trust, respect, responsibility, self- image, behavior and many more including doing community service projects to show/grow care and citizenship. They will build character and leadership skills.
Youth will have the opportunity to do self-expression activities, via dance, instruments, writing, singing etc.
Game & Recreation Time
Youth will learn rules to various games and have the opportunity to show what they have learned as well as teach games they know.
Onsite youth will have virtual time with youth from other sites and youth from different cities and states as we combine onsite and virtual programs for some fun interactive “watch and learn” programming, Field trips, games and more.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Computer Brain Training (CBT)
Students learn to work with computers. Projects have included PowerPoint presentations.
Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground
During the school year, the public hours for the playground are: 9-3 pm and 6-8:45 pm Monday/Friday. When FWCS are closed, 9 am-12 pm.
Special Events Check out the Special Events link for information on upcoming events including the 7th Annual Community Extravaganza!
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.