Enriching the lives of our youth
Rodarte Community Center
Home of the Youth Enrichment Program, the Rodarte Community Center has so much to offer!
Our mural is done! Take a look at the project in this time-lapse video…Armando Silva, award-winning local artist, has completed the mural titled “El Poder Es Saber (Knowledge is Power)” on the east facing exterior wall of the Rodarte Community Center.
Nominate an individual or group for the
National Youth Service Day Awards (NYSDA)!
Nomination Deadline is March 23 by 5pm
Volunteers that have performed service in the Greeley community that are age 11-18 are eligible.
For details, call Brecken Arnold at 970-350-9771 or apply online.
After School Programs & Camps
We encourage youth to grow into responsible adults by participating in positive activities after school and during the summer months. Our youth activities at the Rodarte Community Center are offered free or at low cost, contact us for more information!
After School Program is designed to serve our communities youth and encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, and sports/recreation. Our program follows the Greeley-Evans School District 6 Calendar; where our program runs from 3:10pm-6:30pm during school days and 8am-5pm on days the district is closed Monday – Friday. We collaborate with High Plains Library District, SAVA Speak UP Program, Weld County Extension STEM Program and Weld County Food Bank, which provides participants with daily dinner.
August 15-May 15
Monday-Friday • 3:10-6:30pm
Want to keep your kids busy during their holiday break from school?
Try our Fun in the Snow program!
Dec 20-Jan 6*
Monday-Friday • 8am-5pm
Registration is ongoing through Jan 5
Fee $50 resident, $75 non-resident
Program activities will include creative arts, sports/recreational activities, music and field trips. Children will be involved in these activities so that they learn, grow and most importantly have fun during the winter break! Age 6-17. Min-5, Max-75.
*no program Dec 24, 25 or Jan 1
Looking for something fun for the kids to do over this summer? We have plenty of options in our Summer Camps. Summer Camps are hosted each year through summer break.
Before Fun in the Sun is designed to introduce your child to new experiences while creating friendships in a fun and safe environment. We provide a 10-week themed program that includes a broad range of creative arts, sports/recreational activities, camouflage learning and weekly field trips! We collaborate with High Plains Library District, Weld Country Extension STEM, and Weld County Food Bank, which provides participants with daily breakfast and lunch. We will be offering swim lessons for the first 26 registered participants.
Fun in the Sun (FITS) is designed to introduce your child to new experiences while creating friendships in a fun and safe environment and is offered at two sites; Rodarte Community Center and Anna Gimmestad Park. We provide a 10-week themed program that includes a broad range of creative arts, sports/recreational activities, swimming, one field trip, one potluck movie day, a fashion show, a talent show, and a summer long challenge competition! We collaborate with High Plains Library District, SAVA’s Super World Program and Hip Hop Academics.
Our Before Fun in the Sun and Fun in the Sun programs are great opportunities for area youth to enjoy themed activities each week throughout the summer. See what we are offering in 2019, download the flyer. Registration begins March 4-31 for those in need of financial assistance (Youth Assistance application and Free & Reduced Lunch Program qualification letter required at the time of registration). General registration is April 15-May 17.
STEM Summer Scholars Program is an inclusion of a dynamic science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiative to serve middle school students at the Rodarte Community Center. This program is collaborative and project-based; participants work closely together in hands on problem solving with a field trip related to the area of focus each week. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in LEGO Mindstorm Robotics and 3D printing.
Through a partnership with Aims Community College, GED preparation and pre-test classes are offered throughout the year in English and Spanish for area students. Designed around the skills needed to pass the GED Examination, class subjects include reading, math, social studies, science and writing.
Monday-Thursday • 10am-1pm
Fee $50 (payment needs to be submitted to Aims Community College)
Have fun learning the basic techniques of boxing. We offer both a youth recreational program, where you learn the basics of the sport, and a youth competitive program, where you learn the basic skills and compete.
All competitive youth boxers must have USA Boxing Insurance which requires a $55 annual fee payable to USA Boxing. Participants must bring their own mouthpiece, water bottle, hand wraps, and towel. Age 8-17 yrs.
Monday-Thursday • 5-8pm (B Team practices until 6pm/A Team practices until 8pm)
Spring Session I Jan 2-30
Registration Deadline Jan 30
Spring Session II Feb 3-27
Registration Deadline Feb 27
Spring Session III March 2-31
Registration Deadline March 31
Spring Session IV April 1-30
Registration Deadline April 30
- Adults (17+) $3
- Youth (16 & Younger) $2
- Adults $1
Adult Drop-In Open Gym
- Adults $2
Open during regular business hours. Come see our 1% For Art: Para la Gente by artist Lauren Camp. Two permanent murals by the Rodarte youth and artist Joe Crowley are on display as well as an inter-generational art project by youth and seniors.
Our Youth Enrichment program promotes a positive presence in our community that aims for a reduction of criminal activities and provides recreational, educational and cultural programs for Greeley youth and citizenry.
Our community has both a role and responsibility to provide Greeley’s youth with a safe, friendly learning environment and to boost academic achievement.
Youth Enrichment takes place in the following facilities:
Rodarte Community Center
920 A Street
Anna Gimmestad Park
1710 31st Street Road
Greeley Youth Commission
Are you between the ages of 11 and 18? Would you like to serve your community and impact the lives of your friends? Serving on the Greeley Youth Commission is a terrific way to make a difference.
They meet the fourth Monday of every month at 6pm at the Rodarte Community Center.
The Youth Commission acts as representatives for the collective voice of area youth to the Greeley City Council.
Current members include: Abby Aurzada, Matthew Baker, Amelia Benavidez, Khalil Bhanji, Jakob Crowell, Jaxon Liscano-Garcia, Cooper Malone, Maya Potter, Johnathan Rodasta and Haley Wood.
Check out our Hard Knocks Boxing Club video, this program is one of many offered at the Rodarte Community Center.