Enrichment Programs

Our 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.


Pin Pals: Special Needs Bowling Night Series

This bowling program aims to provide a fun and exciting place for youth/ adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities to participate in bowling. Ramps and bumpers will be available. Participants will be placed on lanes based on age, ability and style of bowling. Cost includes 2 games of bowling and shoe rental for the session. Individuals requiring additional assistance are welcome to bring a personal assistant.

  • 4th Monday of every Month beginning in May
    • June 26
    • July 24
    • August 28
    • September 25
    • October 23
    • November 27
  • Bowlarena Lanes, 433 Western Blvd
  • Cost: $11 payment due on the night of bowling payable to Bowlarena Lanes
  • All ages
  • To register, please visit us on line or in person at our Administrative Office located in the Jacksonville Commons at 100 Recreation Ln

Teen Field Trip: Carolina Tiger Rescue

We will be going on a trip to the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro NC. Participants will be goin on a guided tour of the sanctuary to see tigers, lions, cougars and other rescued wild animals. Must be at Jack Amyette by 8 am for 8:30 departure. Closed toed shoes are required, no sandals, crocs, or flip flops.   Separate waiver is required for this trip.  Lunch will be provided.

  • When: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Where: Jack Amyette, 1825 South Drive
  • Ages: 12 - 18
  • To register, please visit us on line or in person at our Administrative Office located in the Jacksonville Commons at 100 Recreation Ln

Fields of Fun Special Needs Awareness Day

Free, Fun, Food and Games. Different Abilities, Different Needs but All One Community. Come have fun and get information about available services

  • When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 11:00 AM to 2 PM
  • Where: Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center Youth Ball Fields, 100 Recreation Lane
  • All ages

Youth Pickleball Clinic

Pickleball maybe new to your kids, but this is a sport that they will enjoy! It is easy to learn to play. The more kids play the game, the easier it is to build and improve their skills. So, if you are trying to find a sport for your kids, then pickleball is the way to go. Registration is required.

  • When: Monday July 17, 2023 through Wednesday July 19, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Where: Jack Amyette Recreation Center, 1825 South Drive
  • Ages: 11-18
  • Cost: $15
  • To register, please visit us on line or in person at our Administrative Office located in the Jacksonville Commons at 100 Recreation Ln

AdoleSENSE: Social Media/Body Image

Join us as we help your young teens try and navigate topics that will help transition them to high school and life beyond. Light refreshments will be served, parents welcome to stay.  Pre-registration is required.

  • When: Friday, August 25, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Where: Jack Amyette, 1825 South Drive
  • Ages: 12 - 14
  • To register, please visit us on line or in person at our Administrative Office located in the Jacksonville Commons at 100 Recreation Ln

AdoleSENSE: Let's Stress Less

Our second session of the series is focusing on stress and how to help manage it. Light refreshments will be served, parents are welcome to stay.  Pre-registration is required.

  • When: Friday, September 22, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Where: Jack Amyette, 1825 South Drive
  • Ages: 12 - 14
  • To register, please visit us on line or in person at our Administrative Office located in the Jacksonville Commons at 100 Recreation Ln

AdoleSENSE: Teen Dating & Relationships

Join us for our 3rd session of the adulting series as we focus on healthy relationships for your teens whether it's family, friends, or significant others. Light refreshments will be served, parents are welcome to stay. Pre-registration is required.

  • When: Friday, October 13, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Where: Jack Amyette, 1825 South Drive
  • Ages: 12 - 14
  • To register, please visit us on line or in person at our Administrative Office located in the Jacksonville Commons at 100 Recreation Ln

AdoleSENSE: Etiquette

Our series finale is here! Join us as we talk about etiquette and the importance of it. Light refreshments will be served, parents are welcome to stay. Pre-registration is required.

  • When: Friday, November 17, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Where: Jack Amyette, 1825 South Drive
  • Ages: 12 - 14
  • To register, please visit us on line or in person at our Administrative Office located in the Jacksonville Commons at 100 Recreation Ln


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