Positive Prevention Programs

The Department of Community Programs administers numerous programs through contracts with community-based, faith-based and other organizations. These programs operate Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m., for youth ages 6-11; 4-7pm for youth ages 12-17. During out-of-school time, school breaks, summer etc., programs operate a minimum six hours a day. Program designs for neighborhood-based programs may differ from site to site; however all programs must follow the five essential elements of youth development, namely:

  • Opportunities for caring, consistent relationships with responsible adults in their families and in the broader community.
  • Opportunities for positive social and recreational activities with peers and family.
  • Opportunities to make positive contributions to their family, their neighborhood, and the community and to feel valued for their contributions.
  • Opportunities to learn and test new skills through participation in a wide range of social, cultural, educational, service, and employability activities.
  • Opportunities to assist in the design and implementation of programs and services in which they participate.

The complete list of available programs for 2017 will be updated by Monday, January 23, 2017.