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TOWN OF MIAMI LAKES NEWS
243px-All-America City LogoIf you are a parent looking for after school activities for your children, then look no further. The Town of Miami Lakes offers over 50 different recreation programs for all ages and skill levels.
For Immediate Release
August 31, 2015
Contact: Jackie Calzadilla
Tel: 305-364-6100
 
After School Activities Available for Youth in Miami Lakes

Miami Lakes, FL - If you are a parent looking for after school activities for your children, then look no further. The Town of Miami Lakes offers over 50 different recreation programs for all ages and skill levels. For a complete list of the Town's programs, visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/parks and click on the Programs, Sports, and Camps tab. Registration for programs is now done entirely online; visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/parkres to launch our online and mobile registration site. Although some of our programs have already started, we still have spots open!

The Town of Miami Lakes is also offering afterschool care programs. In partnership with the YMCA and PEAR, the programs will run Monday – Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm for children between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. Transportation will be provided from Miami Lakes schools to the program locations by the program providers.

YMCAs program will be offered at the Roberto Alonso Community Center (RACC), 16500 NW 87th Avenue, Miami Lakes. Students will receive daily homework help as well as academic curriculum and project-based learning which include science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and book buddies. YMCA also offers a variety of enrichment options through sports, health & wellness programs, games, arts & crafts and recreational activities.

The Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR) will be offered upon completion of the newly constructed Miami Lakes East Park Youth Center, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive East. PEAR’s innovative wellness-based curriculum educates and equips participants for wellness success and includes activities in the areas of: Fitness Fun, Team Training, Sports of Sorts, Art Adventures, Performance Play, PEAR Core Values and Simplified Science. PEAR Plus Academic Assistance will offer time for children in the program to work on their homework and get additional guidance in areas of academic necessity. Participants will take the adventure beyond the classroom through cross-curricular games that are inspirational, fun and always “Pair Play with Purpose.”

For more information and programs or afterschool care, please contact Kristina Labossiere, Programs Coordinator via email at labossierek@miamilakes-fl.gov or (305) 698-9308.