Long Beach Parks extends free and low cost youth after-school programming

Registration is open for several free, low cost youth and after school programs that were recently extended by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine.

The extended sessions will  run from April 12 through June 18 and include the free Mobile Recess Program, Community Learning Hubs and the Virtual After School Programs and the After School Camps, which cost $10 per child each week.

The free Mobile Recess Program, which runs from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays in various locations in the city allows for supervised play times where kids ages 5 to 14 can play with arts and crafts, sports and other recreation equipment. To see the schedule and locations click here.

The free Community Learning Hubs program offers Long Beach Unified School District students in grades K-8 a space in various locations with access to high-speed internet and other resources to finish their homework or other online assignments. In addition the program offers after-school activities, including academic support, sports, fitness and more.

The Community Learning Hubs will be available weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 18, except spring break (April 5-9), at the following locations:

  • Ernest McBride Park & Cal Rec. Community Center, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
  • Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.
  • Orizaba Park, 1435 Orizaba Ave.
  • Veterans Park, 101 E. 28th St.

Click here to register.

The Virtual After School Programs invite LBUSD students ages 5 to 14 three and a half hours of free virtual content ranging from live meets with recreation staff, academic support, dance, art and trivia. The program runs from 2:30 to 6 p.m. weekdays through June 18. Register, here.

The After School Camps allow for children ages 5-12 supervised, outdoor playtime at 20 different parks in the city. The weekly cost for this program is $10 per person. Register, here.

For more information including locations, times, and where to register click here.

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