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--- Issued May 31, 2010

The Housing Authority of the City of Erie has developed a comprehensive Youth Development Program for Public Housing residents.

Offering activities ranging from sailing to golf to horseback riding, this program is believed to be "one of the most innovative in the country," according to Jacqueline Molinaro-Thompson, division director of public housing in Pittsburgh's Department of Housing and Urban Development field office.

It also includes basketball, environmental education, art, swimming, libraries, summer lunch, fishing, youth theater, concerts and internship opportunities.

All programs described below will be offered June 14th to August 20th unless otherwise specified. For more information, contact Michael Fraley at 452-2425.


Schedule for 2010 Summer Youth Program
John E. Horan Garden Apartments YMCA Kids Club – 730 Tacoma Rd.
Pineview/Erie Heights YMCA Kids Club – 4020 Garden Ave.
Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Phone 456-6558 or 860-8499.

John F. Kennedy Summer Recreation Program – 2021 East 20th St.
June 7th – August 20th, Ages 5-18, Phone: 898-0400
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Breakfast, lunch and snack served to youths.

John E. Horan Garden Apartments Port-A-Pool – 730 Tacoma Rd.
Pineview/Erie Heights Port-A-Pool – 4020 Garden Ave.
Agnes R. Priscaro Apartments Port-A-Pool – 1400 West 24th St.
Monday through Friday -12:00 -6:00 p.m. (Weather Permitting).

YMCA Art Club & Library -- 716A Tacoma Rd. #4
Erie Heights Youth Library -- 4026 Garden Avenue
Monday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Phone: 874-3694.

Housing Authority Youth Theatre Program
Learn the basics of live theatre. Contact the YMCA at 874-3694.

Learn to Fish (Sign up at YMCA Kids Club & JFK Center)
Youth ages 8 – 14. June 15th – June 17th
Graduates of program receive rod, reel and tackle box.

Learn to Sail
(Bayfront Center for Maritime Studies)
Youth participate in hands-on activities designed to teach them the fundamentals of sailing. Contact the YMCA at 882-6504.

Family Night at the Movies
In partnership with John F. Kennedy Center Wednesday’s at 8:00 p.m. 6/23, 7/14, 7/28 and 8/11. Contact the JFK Center at 898-0400 for list of movies Movies begin at 8:00 p.m.

Agnes R. Priscaro Apts. Playground – 1400 West 24th St.
Bird Drive Playground – 1900 Bird Drive
Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. June 14th-August 20th.

Earth Force-YMCA
(456-6558)
Learn about your environment. Community gardens at 2 locations.

Learn to Ride a Horse

July 19th – July 22nd, All-day Horse Experience Camp. Learn riding skills, horse care, grooming and feeding.

Spoon’s Youth Basketball League
Teams for boys and girls forming at YMCA Kids Club (456-6558) and JFK Center (898-0400).

Rodger Young Pool
June 14th-August 7th (Open to the general public) Monday-Saturday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Housing Authority of the City of Erie Family Picnic
Friday, July 9th at Waldameer Park. Noon to 7:00 p.m. Public housing residents only.
Purchase tickets at office.

Learn to Golf
Beginning/Intermediate golf lessons for youths, ages 9 to 16. Lessons begin the week of June 21. Golf clubs provided. Contact the YMCA Kids Club and the JFK Center.

Summer Internship Program for College Students
Open to 25 Authority residents, 18 to 22, currently attending college or enrolled for the 2010 Fall term. For more information, call 452-2425.

Concerts at the Senior Buildings
In partnership with the City of Erie Parks and Recreation Program All concerts on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
-- July 12th Schmid Towers
-- July 26th Ostrow Apartments
-- August 9th Curry/Schell Apartments.