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Youth Programs @ McMillen

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Registration Information

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.

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Jr. NBA site
 

We are NOW a Jr. NBA site! 

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Jr. NBA Basketball League
January 20-March 10

The Jr. NBA Basketball League is open to boys and girls in grades 3-5 and 6-8.  Games will be played on Saturday mornings at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00.  Team registration fee: $60. Registration deadline: December 15. Call 427-2420 for more information or to register your team.

Jr. NBA Skills Clinics
December 15, January 8, & February 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

These skill development clinics are open to boys and girls in 3rd-8th grades and are powered by the Mad Ants. The clinics are FREE and no pre-registration is necessary.

Jr. NBA Skills Competition
Monday, February 26, Time to be determined

Mark your calendar for February 26 and plan to compete in this basketball skills competition for boys and girls in 3rd-8th grade. Winners  advance to the state competition in Indianapolis.


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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.   

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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!  

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Youth Program Schedule
During the School Year

Free Youth Programming Monday-Thursday 3-8 pm (All activities end at 7:45 pm); Friday 3-6 pm
(All activities end at 5:45 pm);
Snow Days, Christmas Break, Spring Break 12-5 pm
   

Check out the McMillen Park Community Center Fall Youth Program Schedule for additional information on fall programming.
              

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Planting Healthy Seeds
Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Powered by Parkview, this program teaches children about nutrition and balanced eating.

Kids’ Café
Monday-Friday, 5:00 p.m.

A nutritious meal is served daily for youth ages 5-18.

Little Lady Bugs
Mondays, 6:00 p.m.

Little Lady Bugs is a rite of passage program for girls ages 5-10.

Her
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

This rites of passage program is for girls ages 11 and older.

Dance Collective 
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Powered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective dance professionals, students learn body awareness, coordination and musical expression.

To enroll, contact Jarin Hart at 427-6574 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

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McMillen Music Academy Powered by Sweetwater

Music program powered by Sweetwater Sound will teach free guitar and choir lessons to students ages 5-18. Please call 427-6460 for more information.

 

Project Alert
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.

Project Alert is a drug and alcohol awareness program for ages 5-18 designed to prevent drug abuse.


Passage 2 Manhood
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.

This life skills program is designed for elementary aged boys and gives them the tools that will help them be successful in their life endeavors.


Project Ready 
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.

Project Ready provides enhanced academic and social support for middle and high school students as they prepare for post-secondary success. Jason Jordan from the Fort Wayne Urban League facilitates this teen program.


Youtheatre 
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.

Students will learn the play “Young Harriet Tubman.”

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Sisters of the Cloth 
Thursdays through November 30, 6:00 p.m.

Master quilters work one-on-one with youth on quilting basics and a community quilting project.  Call 427-2420 for more information.


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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.
 

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Drums not Guns
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Participants learn drumming and discipline while also learning the dangers of gun violence.


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Computer Brain Training (CBT)

Students learn to work with computers. Projects have included PowerPoint presentations.

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Movie Night
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Enjoy popcorn and child appropriate movies every Thursday night.


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McMillen Kickers
Saturdays beginning November 4
9:00-9:45 a.m. ages 5-7
10:00-10:45 a.m. ages 8-10

This soccer program will cover the fundamentals and basic skills. The program is free. Sign up when you arrive for the first session.


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Little Ballers 
Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 a.m., begins January 20

Little Ballers is skills, drills and shooting fundamentals for ages 5-7.


Jump for Life
Mondays & Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Gets children moving! Physical fitness for all ages! 

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Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground 

M/F 12-3 & 6-9 p.m.   •   T/W/Th 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.  •   Sat/Sun 12-5 p.m.

Please see McMillen Park Community Center link for any closings or holiday hours.
If you have any questions, please call McMillen Park Community Center @ 260.427.2420. 

The Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground is located inside McMillen Park Community Center and is open to boys and girls ages 13 and under during all regular hours of operation. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Children must wear gym shoes while on the playground. The playground is not supervised by Community Center staff, so parental supervision is advised.

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 Special Events Check out the Special Events link for information on upcoming events.  
                                       
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Testimonials

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. 

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