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Jennings Center Schedules

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Summer Schedule
June 6-July 29

The Neighborhood Recreation Center summer program will run June 6-July 29, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Weisser, Jennings and Cooper Centers. The activity schedule is NOW available. 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. 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.

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School Year Youth Programs

Parents must complete a registration form for each youth program participant.  Registration forms may be picked up at Jennings Recreation Center.

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Homework Assistance
Monday-Friday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Assistance with homework is provided daily.

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Ms. Lovie’s Kids’ Café

Monday-Friday, 5:00-6:00 pm
Children are served a healthy, nutritious meal each weekday. When FWCS is closed due to weather, the meal is served at 2:00 p.m.

Bella Zita Designs Fashion  
Thursdays, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Boys and girls learn poise and modeling skills.

Passage 2 Manhood
Monday, 6:00-7:00 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.  Call 427-6700 for more information.


Thursdays, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Sisterhood is a life skills program designed to give middle and high school girls the tools that will help them be successful in their life endeavors.  Call 427-6700 for more information.

Everlasting Fitness  
Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Jump for Life is an exercise, nutrition and hygiene program. Youth enjoy a variety of field trips 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. Ages 4-15.

Arts and Crafts
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Movie Night
Thursdays, 6:00-7:45 p.m.
Family-friendly, free movies are shown every Thursday evening.

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Friday Schedule
3:00-3:30 p.m.     Computer Room/ Game    Room/ Playground Area
3:30-4:30 p.m.     Kids’ Café
4:30-5:45 p.m.     Open Recreation
5:45-6:00 p.m.     Backpack Program,   
                            Clean Up and Close

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Enjoy our newly remodeled Fitness Studio.  We have added fresh paint and duraflex flooring that is resilient and provides
a safe environment for multi-
functional, plyometric and group exercise activities.

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Youth & Adult Fitness Classes

Kids 5 and up are able to be registered for the after school program and participate in programming while adults are in the fitness studio.  Kids fitness is available during after school programming for registered students. 

Total Body-Fusion

Monday and Thursdays  5:45 pm 
No 2 classes are the same! Every class you attend will challenge, motivate, and push you while empowering you to gain strength, focus and confidence. You will dig deep within to move forward in your health and fitness journey but you never know what type of class you're going to get because it is a surprise every time!  Some days may be intermediate/high cardio routines, strength training, plyometric, body-weight training, conditioning or a little bit of everything.  Bottom line, you’ll get a great total body workout and you will challenge your aerobic and anaerobic thresholds every time. Come prepared to sweat, breathe hard and get #HealthyFit#!

This class is for all levels of fitness. Modifications are available for exercises if needed.

W.I.T.S and YMCA Certified Instructor: Chantell Davis 

Open hours TBA for our Fitness Studio where you can use the nautical machines, weights, dumb bells, open floor areas, and various resistance and other equipment. 

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Team Read

Team Read is a group from ACPL that comes to Jennings one time a week for an hour (as well as visits other centers and some playgrounds). Team Read employees read to and with the children as well as listen to them read and play games with them.

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Basic gardening skills are being taught to the youth by Lynda Heavrin, Manager of Landscape & Horticulture. The students have an outside area where they have planted various plants to take care of and watch grow. The students will be able to harvest these herbs, fruit and vegetables and make dishes at the center as well as possibly take them home and use them for their own families. If you would like to see a list of the plants the youth are growing, check out the following: Jennings Center Plants

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