Long Beach Offering Summer Adaptive Youth and Adult Recreation Programs
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Long Beach, CA ~ Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is providing a new opportunity for individuals with disabilities to enhance their social, cognitive, and physical needs through the ARISE Adaptive program. The program is open to middle and high school youth as well as adults, with sessions running until August 23, 2024.

The ARISE Adaptive program offers a variety of activities that support physical fitness, courage building, and the development of valuable social and life skills. Participants can engage in arts and crafts, sports and physical activities such as basketball, outdoor soccer, indoor hockey, kickball, balloon volleyball, catch/toss, four squares, parachute games, table games, musical chairs and more.

The staff at PRM provides hands-on support to help each participant reach their full potential. The focus on social skills and relationship building is encouraged throughout the program.

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Sessions will take place on weekdays at Stearns Champions Park (4520 E. 23rd St.). The middle and high school programs are available for grades six through 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with a cost of $20 per week. The adult program runs from 2 to 5 p.m., with a cost of $15 per week.

In-person registration is currently open at Stearns Champions Park. Those interested in participating must complete an intake process in-person at the park by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for more information about the program, individuals can call 562.570.1686.

In addition to the ARISE Adaptive program, PRM is also offering a variety of free recreation programs and activities for families, teens and adults this summer. For more information about these programs and offerings from PRM this summer season, individuals can call 562.570.3150 or visit LBparks.org.

The city of Long Beach has also announced its Summer of Opportunity initiative, which aims to promote positive development among local youth while addressing youth violence. As part of this initiative, the city has released a Summer Activities calendar with various activations and events to support youth during the summer months. More information about the Summer of Opportunity can be found on the city's website.

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