The Neighborhood Center at Skinner is a free resource not only for students but for families, too. This long-standing, grant-funded program hosts a number of student activities, from College 4 Y.O.U. to tutoring. Students participating in Neighborhood Center classes and activities are supervised until 4:30 pm and must be signed out by a parent or guardian upon pickup.
The Neighborhood Center features favorites like:
- College 4 Y.O.U.: Students participating in this comprehensive pre-collegiate program meet weekly and visit one area college campus a month during the academic year. Students can also particpate in four different summer camps where they spend 3-4 days at an area college or university, getting a taste of campus life and enjoying hand-on workshops taught by professors.
- Computers: Students learn how to repair computers, refurbishing their own computer for them to take home after completion of the program.
- Teen Ambassadors: Students develop their leadership skills through school and service learning projects.
- Creative Cooking/Cultures: Students explore cultures around the world through cooking, creating a recipe book to share.
- Scorpion Splash: Students can participate in a recreational swim program with a lifeguard on duty.
- Teen Tycoons: Students use critical thinking skills to explore entrepreneurial money making opportunities and develop sales products.
Adults are welcome at Skinner’s Neighborhood Center, as well. All families can benefit from “Quick Fix Family Cooking,” where the focus is on making quick, easy and inexpensive meals families can cook together. Beginning computers, English and literacy are also available, as is a resource room with support for resume writing, job searches, community health referrals and more.
Neighborhood Center Program Assistant