Enriching the lives of our youth

Rodarte Community Center

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

The Rodarte Community Center is currently closed due to COVID-19.

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

Currently closed due to COVID-19

 

 

 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

Guest Services Representative

Sandra Toca
970-350-9430 

Take a look at the mural project in this time-lapse video…Armando Silva, award-winning local artist, has created the mural titled “El Poder Es Saber (Knowledge is Power)” on the east facing exterior wall of the Rodarte Community Center.

Our Mission
To engage youth in recreational and educational programs that promote healthy youth development.

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
The After School Program provides additional academic assistance by offering supervised tutoring, homework, reading and STEM activities. Students are transported to the Rodarte Community Center for additional enriching programming. Activities also include: High Plains Library District, Skate Club, SAVA, Robotics, STEM through CSU Extension Office and a hot meal and snack provided by Weld County Food Bank.

August 15-May 15, 2020
Monday-Friday • 3:10-6:30pm

 

Fun in the Sun (FITS)
The Fun in the Sun Program is designed to engage and activate your child in recreational and educational programming, in a safe and fun environment during the summer months. The FITS program is offered at two sites: The Rodarte Community Center and Anna Gimmestad Park. We provide a 9-week themed program that includes a broad range of creative arts, sports/recreational activities, swimming, camouflage learning, field trips, fashion show, talent show, and an end of the summer celebration! We collaborate with the High Plains Library District and Weld County Food Bank, which provides participants with a nutritional breakfast and lunch daily. Register quickly, our program fills up fast! For details, call 970-350-9430. Age 6-15. Min-1, Max-50 per age group.

Rodarte Community Center, 920 A St
Monday-Friday • 7:45am-5:15pm
Fee $75 priority resident, $450 Greeley resident/non-resident

Anna Gimmestad, 1710 31st St Rd
Monday-Friday •1-5pm
Fee $50 priority resident, $200 Greeley resident/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.

 

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

The GED pre-test and preparation classes are offered through a cooperative agreement between AIMS Community College and the Rodarte Community Center. Classes offer curriculum, in Spanish and English, designed around the skills needed to pass the GED examination.

Monday-Thursday • 10am-1pm

Registration ongoing

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

Boxing

The boxing program offer participants training by certified USA boxing coaches, while learning the fundamentals of boxing with the opportunity of competing in local and national competitions. Parents must fill out a registration form and bring a photo ID to be notarized. A notary is available at the Rodarte Community Center free of charge.

In this program, participants will learn 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

Youth Recreational Boxing Program
Register

Youth Competitive Boxing Program
Register

Fee $15 resident/$25 non-resident

Adult Boxing Program
Register online

Fee $30 resident/$40 non-resident

Contact

For more information, call 970-350-9430.

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 is a coalition of youth and family service providers that meet on a monthly basis to collaborate, coordinate and educate each other about program and service offerings in the community.
 
Youth Net meets the third Friday of every month at 9 am at the Rodarte Community Center, 920 A Street, Greeley. For more information, call 970-350-9430.
Greeley Youth Commission

The Youth Commission is the student-run governing body of the City of Greeley’s Youth Enrichment Program. There are 11 Commissioners, 3 Ex-Officio’s and a City Council Liaison that comprise the Youth Commission.

The goal of the commission is to get young people involved in leadership roles, community involvement and being a voice for youth within the City of Greeley.

In order to achieve this, the Youth Commission:

  • Advises City Council on matters of Youth Commission interest and community as a whole
  • Makes specific recommendations for youth programs and activities
  • Serves as a forum for the expansion of ideas, needs, concerns and goals relating to community issues, particularly as they may affect youth
  • Makes recommendations to enhance the range and quality of recreational, employment, civic and social opportunities for youth
  • Enlists community-wide participation in assuming the responsibility for resolving youth concerns in a coordinated manner
  • Is the voice of the Greeley youth

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.

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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