Summer activities for Somerville youth

On July 12, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

There’s plenty for kids to do this summer to have fun and stay fit, thanks to the efforts of city programs provided by Somerville Recreation.

There’s plenty for kids to do this summer to have fun and stay fit, thanks to the efforts of city programs provided by Somerville Recreation.

By Martynas Limantas

With schools out and summer in full swing, Somerville offers a variety of activities for youth ranging from sports to arts, and many others to get involved in over the break.

“Making Somerville a great place to live, work, play and raise a family begins with a commitment to our residents, especially our youth, and we are fortunate in this city to be able to increase and expand programming and recreational activities each summer,” said Mayor Curtatone in a statement.

These programs include clinics in basketball, football, soccer, tennis and track. In addition, fitness programs are offered in skating, swimming and boxing. Programs and activities such as camps and swimming lessons run through the summer. For more information regarding these activities visit www.somervillerec.com.

“We offer a dynamic list of events and programs, from sports camps to our SomerMovie Fest and SomerStreets series to some of the most popular family-friendly events in the region. We have literally something for everyone, and we look forward to a jam-packed summer,” elaborated Mayor Curtatone.

There is a definite commitment from the city to keep these programs running and available each and every year. According to the Mayor’s office it is important to provide these options and alternatives to the community and its youth.

With so many programs offered there is something for everyone, be it arts, sports, or summer camps. In addition with friendly and knowledgeable staff running the activities, the participants can expect positive and enjoyable experience while learning something new and having fun in the sun.

Signing up for the programs couldn’t easier, just visit the website and fill out the forms required. With much of the summer still ahead many programs are still available. It is a great way to meet new people and make new friends while doing something active and fun.

 

 

3 Responses to “Summer activities for Somerville youth”

  1. Youth activities like this is the primary prevention for youth to get involved in gang. And aside from the pleasure and enjoyment it gives, activities like this increases confidence but at the same time reduces depression and stress.
    I believe that every community across the U.S. should promote recreational programs and activities especially for the youth.

  2. mememe says:

    “Youth activities like this is the primary prevention for youth to get involved in gang.”

    Source? While I’m sure youth having something to do after school is important, all research I’ve seen says that the household make up, household income, location, race and numerous other factors all have more to do with getting involved in a gang.

    As someone that represents an organization that lobbies for after school care, my BS detector went off.

  3. Sue says:

    Agreed, but you didn’t mention one of the biggest things that prevent gang membership: a job. Noone will discuss the economy, which forces both parents into the workforce in order to avoid their lifestyle, leaving the government to become your nanny.

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