Empowering Youth Through Experiential Education and Recreation

The Whitin Community Center works in partnership with our community to offer a free Youth Outreach Program to children Grades 2 – 8. The program strives to inspire youth by establishing a true commitment to character, positive attitude, and a sense of purpose through 5 primary ideals: Education, Personal Well-being, Recreation, Creativity, and Meaningful Relationships.

The goals of the Youth Outreach Program are to encourage children to develop friendships, to build self–worth, and to develop a sense of fair play, team spirit, and cooperation in a safe, supervised environment.

The Youth Outreach program is comprised of 4 Free Programs:

Rockdale Youth CenterThe Rockdale Youth Center gives youth ages 8 -14 access to a structured after school program that focuses on homework and education first, is proven to improve grades, and promotes a safe and healthy social environment during the critical formative years.Explore
Saturday Afternoon Fitness & FunSupervised Arts & Crafts activity or Recreational Game play offered weekly throughout the school year, followed by swimming in our Competition Pool. Come join us and your friends for an afternoon of fun!Explore
Summer Youth TheatreThe Whitin Community Center’s Summer Youth Theatre program is an engaging eight-week intensive, mini-program providing youth with the exciting opportunity to learn about the theatre arts, from beginning to end.Explore
Mentoring PartnershipBeing part of a mentoring program can make an important difference in a child's life. Research shows that young people involved in mentoring programs increase their chances of high school graduation and college attendance, and decrease likelihood of substance abuse and other risky behaviors.Explore

“The WCC Rockdale Youth Center is a valuable partner in the community, with the Northbridge Police Department, in helping to reduce juvenile crime and improve the quality of life for our citizens. Beyond mere data, the WCC Rockdale Youth Center provides a service that cannot be quantified by statistics in that it helps to guide and direct young people into making the proper choices about their lives.”

Chief Walter Warchol, Northbridge Police Department

For more information, please contact:

Monique Boucher-Adams
Outreach Director
508.234.8184 ext. 121
Monique.Boucher@OurGym.org

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Jennifer Castro
Assistant Outreach Director
508.234.8184 ext. 128
Jennifer.Castro@OurGym.org