2300 Clinton & Lafayette
Cooper Center continues to fulfill its unique mission, by providing activities for youth in such areas as athletics, crafts, skill development and food service. All activities are supervised by a highly committed and trained staff. All programs are free.
Bennie Lewis, Manager of Neighborhood Programs
Michael Ayers, Facility Supervisor
Camille Curry, Program Coordinator
Costella Mack, Program Coordinator
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Cooper Center Hours
School Year Hours: M-Th 3-8 pm; Fri 3-6 pm
If FWCS are closed, we are open 12- 5 pm
Closed for City Holidays throughout the year.
Summer Hours: 9 am-5 pm
Cooper Center Programs
All programs at Cooper are offered free of charge!
Check out the NEW 2013 Neighborhood Program Calendar!
Passage 2 Manhood
Mondays, 6-7 pm
Passage to 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. Facilitator: Terrance Miles.
Akoma Dance Crew
Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6-7:30 PM
Kingdom Kids Readers
Mondays, 4-5 pm
Monday-Thursday, 3-4 pm
Power Hour provides homework assistance and tutoring.
Tuesdays, 5-7 pm
Check out the Weisser Center site for more information.
Monday/Wednesday 5:30-8 pm Weisser Elem (Elementary)
Tuesday 6-8 pm Lakeside MS (Middle School)
Thursday 6-8 pm Lakeside MS (High School)
Drop In Activities
Include: arts & crafts, science projects, movies, cooking, computers, field trips and virtual field trips.
Monday-Friday, 5:00-6:00 pm
A nutritious evening meal is served every weekday.
Call the Center for more information on this program for families.
The Neighborhood Recreation Center summer program will run June 10-August 2, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Weisser, Jennings and Cooper Centers. The activity schedule is below. Note: The Fort Wayne Community Schools Summer Lunch Program will provide free lunches each weekday from 11:30 a.m.-noon at all three sites. Registration begins May 7. Stop by Jennings, Cooper or Weisser Center to complete a registration form. The activities at our Neighborhood Recreation Centers are FREE! For more information, please contact the coordinator at each center.
Jennings, Cooper & Weisser Centers Summer Schedule
|10-11 am||Enrichment||Enrichment||Enrichment||Enrichment||Open Recreation|
|11 am-12 pm||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|12-3 pm||Open Recreation||Open Recreation||Open Recreation/
Cooper Center High Achiever Alumni
Antonio Wilson, Northside High School
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
The Twenty-first Century Scholars program is an income-eligible program for families in Indiana.
Students in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade who qualify for the program can receive up to four years
of college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana public or private college or university.
You can learn more about the scholarship program by applying online at www.scholars.in.gov
It is fun at Cooper they have a lot of games. Xavier
My daughter enjoys the crafts, games, field trips, and making new friends. Melissa G.
I am so happy that there is a place for my children to go where they are loved and cared for. Staff at Cooper Center are interactive, and friendly and have great ideas. My children talk about them often. Tonya O.
I love the field trips and party ideas Ms.Camille has. I love how she gives each child an African name. The spirit is lively and safe. Callie B.