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KC After Dark offers youth fun, recreational activities

One fee pays for weekly activities through August

For only $50, youth ages 11-18 can participate in supervised, evening, weekly activities through August. These activities include visits to Tiffany Springs Water Park, Paradise Park and Power Play.

The City of Kansas City, Mo., KC After Dark -- Summer Youth Jam is offering this project to residents looking for affordable, recreational activities. Activities for ages 11-14 are held Friday and the activities for ages 15-18 are held Saturday, from 7-10 p.m. both days. Members may participate in as many activities as they like.

"The $50 membership fee covers all the admittance costs for the individual outings. The City is committed to helping young people find safe, fun, recreational activities. Our hope is that by exposing young people to these activities in an organized setting, that they will have a good time and explore new experiences," said Thalia Cherry, manager of the Youth Advocacy Office (a division of the City Manager's Office).

A kick-off party will be held June 16 from 3-5 p.m. at the Paseo Academy of the Performing Arts, located at 4747 Flora Ave.

To participate in these activities, members must report to one of the four designated community centers at 6:30 p.m. The designated centers are Gregg/Klice, Hillcrest, Line Creek and Westport-Roanoke. Activities will be held June 22, 23, 29 and 30; July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28; and Aug. 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17.

Mandatory transportation is provided from the community centers to the place where the activity will take place, and then back to the community center. No transportation will be provided for the kick-off party.

For more information and to download an application, visit Applications and brochures also can be obtained at the City's community centers, where completed applications and registration fees can be returned. These are the City's community centers and addresses:

    Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.

    Garrison Community Center, 1124 E. Fifth St.

    Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John "Buck" O'Neil Way

    Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Road

    Kansas City North Community Center, 3930 N.E. Antioch Road

    Line Creek Community Center, 5940 N.W. Waukomis Drive

    Marlborough Community Center, 8200 Paseo Blvd.

    Southeast Community Center, 3601 E. 63rd St.

    Tony Aguirre Community Center, 2050 West Pennway

    Westport-Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road.

For more information about KC After Dark, visit or call the Youth Advocacy Office, (816) 513-1276.

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