After School, Evening & Weekend Activities
For youth looking for a way to spend some free time after school, meet up with peers on Saturdays or simply find helpful support, the Community Outreach Center offers drop-in activities and scheduled programs in a safe and comfortable setting for community youth ages 10-20.
After School Drop-in Program
The After School program offers structured activities, homework assistance, arts and crafts, community service projects and other indoor and outdoor activities, including games and special event activities. The program is designed to promote positive youth development in a safe place where youth can interact with peers, develop new skills, enhance their academic performance, become involved in positive recreational activities, and increase their community involvement through volunteer services. Daily on-site counseling and group activities are available as needed.
An additional evening drop-in program for youth ages 14-20 is provided Thursdays 6-8pm and Fridays 2:30-8pm. The program offers individual, group and peer counseling, basic need assistance, assessments and referrals for mental health, substance abuse or health-related services in an environment that promotes safety, stability and positive youth development. Outreach workers also attend school and community activities/events to provide interactive presentations on a variety of topics to youth and other interested groups throughout Putnam County.
Community Service Opportunities
Opportunities to complete required community service are available at the Outreach Center. Youth aged 14 and up can work as volunteers at the Center helping younger youth with homework, leading arts & crafts activities, teaching skills/hobbies or assisting staff with special projects. Social and recreational activities are offered along with the above groups.
|Outreach Center Hours of Operation (Closed Mondays)|
|Tuesday & Wednesday||2:30 – 6:00 pm||Ages 10-20|
|Thursday||2:30 – 8:00 pm; 6:00 – 8:00 pm*||Age 14 and up only|
|Friday||2:30 – 8:00 pm*||Ages 14-20 only|
|Saturday||11:00 am – 4:00 pm||Ages 10-20|
|*Pizza is served at Thursday and Friday evening programs.|