Fall Recreation Programming

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Fall is here and students are heading back to school. While we enjoy the changing leaves, we prepare for the winds of winter. Why not take this time of transition to make some positive changes in your own and your family’s lives? Make an effort to get fit, sign your kids up for outdoor adventures, play music or join other families and seniors for fun events. View all of the free program offerings and activities by downloading your 2021-22 Fall/Winter/Spring R-Guide! 

R-Center Fall Programs

Throughout the school year, City R-Centers provide free, engaging and nurturing after-school environment for city youth in grades K-12. Kids can enjoy an array of fitness and arts activities, get help with homework and enjoy a free hot dinner and more.

Earth Explorers
Rochester boasts a rich natural environment which makes a wonderful outdoor classroom. This unique program immerses kids in nature where they learn by doing. Outdoor adventures include nature hikes, field trips and recycling/composting projects. Kids get involved in gardening at R-Center gardens and cook with the food they grow. For more information, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/earthexplorers or call (585) 428-8820. 

Youth Voice, One Vision: The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council
Youth Voice, One Vision (YVOV) is an active council of young people working together to make Rochester a better place to live. YVOV has over 100 active members who come together regularly for training, networking opportunities, service learning initiatives and youth-led community conversations. Members take an active leadership role in planning service projects, making decisions collectively and finding solutions for issues that affect our community. Youth, adults, organized youth groups and other community organizations are all welcome. For more information, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/YVOV or call (585) 428-6360.
Girls Circle
The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify as female ages 9 - 18 , integrates relational theory, resiliency practices and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths and competence in girls. Number of participants 5-10 per R- Center. Call your local R-Center for more information.

Boys Council
The Council for Boys and Young Men is working toward a future where boys and young men develop healthy and diverse masculine identities which allow them to grow as respectful leaders and connected allies in their communities.
Team I.M.P.A.C.T. 
SOAR (Sexuality, Outreach, Advocacy, Resources)
The SOAR youth leadership team hires youth ages 13 - 17 to work in efforts to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies in the community. SOAR youth leaders build leadership skills, plan community events, receive training, advise adult committees and advocate for youth rights and services. For more information, contact Atashia Walker at (585) 428-1291.
R.I.S.E. (Reach Inside, Strive for Excellence) 
R.I.S.E. is a collaboration of community service agencies working together to reduce teen pregnancies and reduce STD/HIV rates among youth. Our team of educators offer several evidence based curriculums that teach youth the skills they need to remain safe and make healthy decisions. For more information, contact Atashia Walker at (585) 428-1291.

SRAE Vibez Club serve youth ages 10 - 13 by providing positive youth engagement and social emotional development through fun activities such as STEM, drama and media clubs. For more information, contact Shaylin Cox at (585) 428-7913.

ROCmusic Collaborative
ROCmusic Collaborative serves youth ages 6–18 with tuition-free instrumental music lessons, ensembles (orchestra, band, rhythm section and choir and elective classes (dance, drumming, studio production, conducting, garage bands and vocal lessons) in R-Centers across the city. Students may receive intensive training in violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, trombone, bass guitar, keyboard/ piano, drum-set and DJ/MC skills. Student concerts are held throughout the year. This is a great way to start or enrich current learning in your school programs. For more information visit www.rocmusic.org.

Sign up for DRHS program and activities by visiting www.cityofrochester.gov/R-Central.

Download your Fall Recreation Guide for a full list of our programs, activities, sports, swimming lessons, special events and more!