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City of Wilmington Announces Youth Recreational Programs for the Fall and Winter Seasons

Free recreational, educational and cultural activities are being offered at nine locations around the City for youths aged 8 to 17 through next April

Post Date:11/10/2017 2:00 PM

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Department of Parks and Recreation Director Kevin F. Kelley, Sr., today encouraged Wilmington’s younger people between the ages of 8 and 17 to partake of free recreational, educational and cultural activities being offered during the fall and winter at nine sites around the City. Activities include tutoring, homework assistance, aerobics, basketball, tennis and board games among others. Programming at the nine locations will be offered from now through next April.

“Our younger citizens need positive activities to help them mature and learn how to deal with various life circumstances,” said Mayor Purzycki. “Our Parks and Recreation staff engages with youths and teens to provide positive alternatives in a safe and nurturing environment. We want to offer as many programs as possible and to keep those programs going throughout the year. We know that Wilmington’s young people and their families appreciate these opportunities.”

Mayor Purzycki and Director Kelley today thanked the schools and other agencies that have worked with the City to provide sites for the fall and winter programming. They include:

Bancroft Elementary School

700 Lombard Street

Tuesday and Thursday

5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

 

Bayard Middle School

200 South DuPont Street

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

5:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

 

Elbert-Palmer Elementary School

1210 Lobdell Street

Monday and Wednesday

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Kingswood Community Center

2300 Bowers DuPont Street

Monday through Thursday

5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Police Athletic League of Wilmington (PAL Center)

3707 North Market Street

Monday through Thursday

 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

P.S. DuPont Middle School

701 West 34th Street

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

 

Sarah Pyle Academy

501 North Lombard Street

Monday and Wednesday

5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Southbridge Neighborhood House

1218 B Street

Monday through Thursday

5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Warner Elementary School 

801 West 18th Street

Monday through Thursday

5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Media Contact:

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Office of Mayor Michael S. Purzycki
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email: jrago@WilmingtonDE.gov

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