Summer Programs for Children

By Mieasha Harris,  Executive Director of Girls Inc.  

Tetteh Kisseh, Mieasha Harris, Omar Arteaga, Recreation Aide.

Need a place for your kids to be entertained, engaged and excited about learning activities? The Nevin Community Center in Richmond will have its doors open this summer to provide interactive fun, sports, field trips and science and technology classes for youth. Operating from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 11 – Aug.17, the center located at 598 Nevin Ave. is open for parents to register their children to participate in programs such as swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer and daytrips involving sailing, camping and outings to regional parks. “With the presence of a caring and supporting staff, we will build positive and healthy relationships with all the kids that come to the camp,” said Nevin Center’s program coordinator Tetteh Kisseh. There also will be a special program for girls to learn about science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) subjects.  Girls Incorporated of West Contra Costa County will offer its Operation SMART class to inspire young women to pursue these fields. Girls are still lagging behind boys in the STEM field. Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, and solve problems.  They will also consider careers in these fields by interacting with women and men pursuing such careers. Other activities at the newly renovated center include a Teen Eco Action Week rom June 25 – June 29, which will encompass lessons and activities on restoring the environment and community; understanding “reduce, reuse, recycle “and an introduction to environmental justice and pollution solutions.
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