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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.

Summer Playground Field Day 
Weisser Park
July 29, from 10 am-4 pm

PLEASE NOTE: NO STAFF & NO LUNCHES served at Hamilton, Lafayette, Lakeside, Memorial, Packard, Cooper & Jennings sites that day!

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Join us on the last day of the Playground program on July 29 from 10 am-4 pm at Weisser Park.  All Playground sites will be participating in this Field Day.  Sign up today! Learn more...

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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.


The Jennings Recreation Center Fall Schedule is now available.

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Homework Assistance 
Assistance with homework is provided daily.

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Ms. Lovie’s Kids’ Café

Children, ages 5-18  are served a healthy, nutritious meal each weekday.   

Boys to Men/Sisterhood
These life skills programs are designed to give elementary, middle and high school boys and girls the tools that will help them be successful in their life endeavors. 

Boys and girls learn respect, etiquette and life skills that will prepare them for success in their life endeavors.


Everlasting Fitness
This exercise, nutrition and hygiene program for youth ages 4-15 features fieldtrips involving swimming, hair, skin and nail care and dining. Children are exposed to health related busi- nesses within the community and learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks.

Arts and Crafts 
Make fun, creative crafts. 

Movie Night 
Family-friendly, free movies.

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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. 

Jennings Jewels Dance Group
Students learn a variety of dance styles in this fun, interactive program. The dedication and commitment required of student and parents is evident in the performance showcase.

Basketball Program/Leagues
Our basketball program is designed to help children and  teens  develop  basketball  skills. This program also helps build self-confidence, develop leadership ability and promote sportsmanship.

JC Hip Hop Live Dance
Hip Hop fun for all ages!

JC Fitness for Adults
Exercise class for adults of all fitness levels.

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 

Special Events 

Wassail Celebration
Sunday, December 4, 4:00 p.m.
Jennings Recreation Center

Operation Stocking Stuffer
Thursday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.
Weisser Park Youth Center

17th Annual Black History Bowl
Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.
Weisser Park Youth Center.
Call Michael Ayers at 427-6700 or 479- 8588 for more information.

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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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