Enriching the lives of our youth

Rodarte Community Center

Home of the Youth Enrichment Program, the Rodarte Community Center has so much to offer!

Rodarte Community Center

920 A Street
Greeley, CO 80631
970-350-9430

Hours

Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Facility Closures

Nov 28 (Thanksgiving)
Nov 29 (day after Thanksgiving)
Dec 24 (Christmas Eve)
Dec 25 (Christmas Day)

 

 STAFF

Brecken Arnold
Youth Enrichment Supervisor
970-350-9771

Dominique Padilla
Youth Enrichment Coordinator
970-350-9431

Samantha Melchor
Youth Enrichment Coordinator
970-350-9576

Sandra Toca

Customer Service Representative

970-350-9430 

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. 

September Smash Down
Boxing Smoker
Sat, Sept 14 • 2pm
Weigh-ins held from 8-10am

Come watch local boxers compete in our annual boxing show!
Admission $10 adult/youth,
children under 7 years old are free with a paid adult/youth admission
Sponsored in part  by USA Boxing

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. 

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. 

GED Program

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

Registration ongoing

Fee $50 (payment needs to be submitted to Aims Community College)

Boxing

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)

Summer Session III Aug 1-29
Registration Deadline Aug 29

 

Fall/Winter Session I Sept 3-30
Registration Deadline
Sept 30

Fall/Winter Session II Oct 1-21
Registration Deadline Oct 31

Fall/Winter Session III Nov 4-27*
Registration Deadline
Nov 27

Fall/Winter Session IV Dec 1-31
Registration Deadline Dec 31

*no class Nov 28 & 29, Dec 24 & 25

Please call 970-350-9430 for more information.

Fee
Youth Recreational & Competitive Boxing Program
$15 resident/$25 non-resident

Adult Boxing Program
$30 resident/$40 non-resident

Rodarte Fitness

Open Gym

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6-7pm
  • Adults (17+) $3
  • Youth (16 & Younger) $2

Adult Walking

Monday-Friday • 11:30am-2pm
  • Adults $1

Adult Drop-In Open Gym

Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm • 11:30am-2pm
  • Adults $2
 
Art Gallery

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.

Youth Enrichment

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
970-350-9430

Anna Gimmestad Park
1710 31st Street Road
970-378-6720

Youth Net
Youth Net meets the third Friday of every month at 9 am at the Rodarte Center, 920 A Street, Greeley. The coalition of youth and family service providers collaborate, coordinate and educate each other about programs and service offerings in the community. Please join us for our next meeting.
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.

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