Enrichment Programs

2019-Boys Night OutOur Enrichment Programs work towards empowering young men and women in the community. These programs will offer youth with the opportunity to meet others in their community, learn more about becoming a leader in the community and gain the self confidence they will need to excel as a member of the community.

Upcoming Programs

The Youth Night Out programs are designed to encourage and empower our youth, while providing them with an environment in which they can prosper and grow friendships. 

2019-GirlsNightOut-IMG_0353These programs are free of charge; however, we do ask that you register in order to participate. You are welcome to register online here, or by calling 910 938-5312.

Teens Night Out - Adulting 101 Series: College Readiness

We're starting a new series to help prep your teen for life outside of home. This part of the series will give us the best tips and tricks on where to find financial aid, guidance through college applications, and other college knowledge. Light refreshments will be served and parents will also be able to sit in on these if they like. Pre-registration is required.

  • Friday, January 20, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Jacksonville Youth Center, 804 New Bridge St
  • Age 15 - 18
  • To register, please call 910 938-5312

Teens Night Out - Adulting 101 Series: Put the Ramen Down

In this series part we're talking about how to eat healthy on the cheap especially when you fly the coop and are on your own. Our Fitness Coordinator Nikki is giving you the best tips on how to eat great while not spending all your cash. Light refreshments will be served, parents are welcome to stay. Pre-registration is required

  • Friday, February 17, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Jack Amyette, 1825 South Drive
  • Age 15 - 18
  • To register, please call 910 938-5312

Special Needs Night Out - Mardi Gras Meet and Greet 

Let the good times roll! Come out and enjoy a Mardi Gras themed night of enjoyment. Join us for games, a craft, friends, refreshments, and most of all fun! 

  • Friday, February 24, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Jack Amyette Recreation Center, 1825 South Drive
  • Age 6-13
  • To register, please call 910 938-5312

Girls Night Out - Empower Her! 

The Youth Night Out programs are designed to encourage and empower our youth, while providing them with an environment in which they can prosper and grow friendships. This trip will be to Laser Tag. Drop off will be from 6 PM to 6:15 PM at the Jacksonville Youth Center, 804 New Bridge St., Jacksonville, NC 28540. Depart at 6:30 PM and ETA of return is 8:45 PM.  Participants must be dropped off no later than 6:15PM or admission will not be permitted.  Food will be provided.

These programs are free of charge; however, we do ask that you register in order to participate.

Encouraging young women in a positive light and environment. 

  • Friday, March 17, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Jacksonville Youth Center, 804 New Bridge Street
  • Age 12-18
  • To register, please call 910 938-5312

Teens Night Out - Adulting 101 Series: Service Engine Soon

In this part of the adulting series, we're teaching you have to change flat tires, checking oil levels, what to do if your car breaks down, and other tips and tricks to keep your car going strong on your own.  Pre-registration is required

  • Friday, March 24, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Jack Amyette, 1825 South Drive
  • Age 15 - 18
  • To register, please call 910 938-5312

Teens Night Out - Adulting 101 Series: Let's Taco Bout Stress

In our Adulting series finale, we're bringing you the best ways to cope and handle stress from all directions, whether its friends, school, work, or prepping for college. Light refreshments will be served, parents are welcome to attend.  Pre-registration is required

  • Friday, April 14, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Jack Amyette, 1825 South Drive
  • Age 15 - 18
  • To register, please call 910 938-5312
Girl Decorating Cupcake

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