The Neighborhood Recreation Center summer program will run June 8-July 31, 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 between 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at all three sites. Registration begins May 6. 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.
Weisser Park Youth Center
802 Eckert St. 427-6780
Supervisor: Zynette Paige
Cooper Community Center
2300 Clinton & Creighton 427-6728
Supervisor: Michael Ayers
Jennings Recreation Center
1330 McCulloch St. 427-6700
Supervisor: Michael Ayers
Jennings, Cooper & Weisser Centers Summer Schedule
|10-11 am||Enrichment||Enrichment||Enrichment||Enrichment||Open Recreation|
|11:15-12:45 pm||FREE LUNCH||Provided daily by FWCS||Cooper 11:15-12:15||Jennings 11:30-12:30||Weisser 11:45-12:45|
|12-3 pm||Open Recreation||Open Recreation||Open Recreation/ Weisser Swim||Open Recreation/ Cooper Swim||Open Recreation Jennings Swim|
|3-5 pm||Arts/Crafts Athletics||Arts/Crafts Athletics||Arts/Crafts Athletics||Arts/Crafts Athletics||Movies|
Let's Move Kids Day @ McMillen
May 16, 2015, 10 am-2 pm
The day includes fitness fun obstacles and various activities promoting being active and healthy. Nutrition activites are part of the fun as well.
Community Malcolm X Celebration @ Weisser
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Community Extravaganza @ McMillen
Saturday, June 6, 12-4 pm
Teenage Sunday @ Jennings
Sunday, June 7, 3-7 pm
Community Juneteenth Celebration @ Weisser
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Harambee Festival @ Weisser
Saturday, August 1, 12 pm
School Year Programs
February 9-April 25
Parents must complete a registration form for each youth program participant. Registration forms may be picked up at Weisser Park Youth Center.
SBA Academy (Grades PK-12)
Tuesdays, 5-7:15 pm
SBA Academy assists students in language arts, mathematics, African and African American history and culture, homework and college preparation. The program runs October-April.
Akoma Dance Crew (Ages 5-18)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6 pm
Students learn the art of dance performance and competition and participate in public performances throughout the year. Additional practices may be scheduled.
Ananse Ntontan Youtheatre (Ages 5-18)
Mondays, 6-7 pm
Ananse Ntontan Youtheatre is a dramatic performing arts group offered in collaboration with Fort Wayne Youtheatre.
Goddess Aset Rites of Passage
Tuesdays, 5-7:15 pm
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Goddess Aset is a personal and social enrichment, cultural and community awareness and community service sisterhood for middle and high school girls. Participants learn the skills necessary to have healthy relationships, etiquette and respect and make positive choices. They also enjoy a variety of projects, fieldtrips and exposure to professionals, businesses, agencies, civic leaders and cultural events. The group meets October-April.
Simba Rites of Passage (Boys 7-18)
Mondays, 4-5 pm
Simba Rites of Passage is a personal and social enrichment, cultural and community awareness and community service brotherhood. Participants learn the skills necessary to transition into healthy, productive and positive young men through projects, field trips and exposure to professionals, businesses, agencies, civic leaders and cultural events. The group meets October-April.
Arts & Crafts
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
The participants enjoy fun arts and craft projects and are introduced to different forms of art. Various local artists are brought in to encourage youth in their creativity.
Power Hour/Tutoring (Grades PK-12)
Monday-Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm
Power Hour is a homework assistance program.
Weisser Participant Recognition
Thursday, April 23, 6 pm
During the Weisser Programs Participant Recognition Ceremony, all youth that participated in Weisser Fall-Spring programs are presented with awards and have an opportunity to showcase the skills learned. The event is open to the community and a meal is included.
Community Malcolm X Celebration
Tuesday, May 19, 6 pm
The Malcolm X Celebration is held to recognize the birth and contributions of Malcolm X. The celebration includes activities for the entire family, performances, historical presentations and/or documentaries and refreshments. FREE
Tour of Ghana, West Africa Tour of Washington DC with Anthony Browder
Periodically Cultural Tours are led to such destinations as Ghana, West Africa or Washington D.C.
Jump for Life (Ages 5-15)
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
The group meets October-April.
Jump for Life is an exercise, nutrition and hygiene program for youth ages 5-15. Participants enjoy fieldtrips involving swimming, hair, skin and nail care and dining. The youth are also exposed to health related businesses within the community and learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks.
Our basketball program is designed to help children develop basketball skills, as well as self-confidence, leadership and promote sportsmanship. Tranportation is provided between Weisser and Jennings and from both Centers to Lakeside M.S. For more information, call Michael Ayers at 479-8588 or 427-6700 (Lakeside site) or 427-6780 (Weisser site).
Days Time Location
Elementary Boys & Girls (Akoben League)
Mon/Wed 5:30-7:30 pm Weisser Elementary
Tuesday 6-8 pm Lakeside MS
Thursday 6-8 pm Lakeside MS
Kids Café (Ages 5-18)
Monday-Thursday, 4-5 pm
Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
A nutritious meal is served every weekday.
Periodically field trips are taken to places around the Fort Wayne area.
This is a very nice program. Diane J.
Love and appreciate the program so kids can have something to do-meals and snack provided-I love Weisser- R. Little