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Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers new programs for area youth

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks & Recreation hosts two programs at all the Burt-Cobb and Crow community centers in to reach help mentor and aide middle school and high school-aged members of the community.

The Burt-Cobb Community Center is home to the Dream Chasers Group Mentoring Program each Tuesday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Dream Chasers is focused on helping at-risk youth, ages 13-17 in a small group atmosphere. Teens can enjoy free pizza courtesy of Little Caesar’s and talk about their lives with mentors who can provide positive influences.

Due to the sensitive nature of the topics covered in this program, a parental consent form must be signed in order to participate. Dream Chasers features not only small group discussion and guidance with the Dream Chasers mentors, but also presentations by guest speakers, teen summits conducted by representatives from the L.E.A.P. Organization, workshops conducted by Miller-Motte Technical College and sessions conducted by professionals from Centerstone on preventing substance abuse and making healthy and informed decisions.

The Kleeman Community Center hosts the Making a Difference Program. Making a Difference focuses on an abstinence approach for middle-school aged children to prevent teen pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. This program emphasizes that young adolescents should postpone sexual activity and that abstinence is the only way to eliminate 100% of the risk of pregnancy or disease by providing participants with knowledge and confidence.

Making a Difference meets each Wednesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the Kleeman Center and also offers participants free pizza, courtesy of Domino’s Pizza, located at 1715 Fort Campbell Boulevard. A parental consent form is also required to participate in the Making a Difference program.

For more details on these or other Parks & Recreation programs, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.


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