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Multigenerational Center Youth Recreational Programs

Multigenerational Centers are closed to the public except for youth programming.

Youth Programming

JPG of Youth in DSA Program at pumpkin patch

The Department of Senior Affairs provides services to youth in kindergarten through 5th grade at both North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers. In addition to the traditional programming at the six Senior Centers and two Multigenerational Centers, out of school time programs are provided.

Both Multigenerational Centers are currently accepting new participants. Learn more and apply here.

For questions about youth programming and to return registration forms, email [email protected] for North Domingo Baca and [email protected] for Manzano Mesa.

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A Senior I Know

Older and younger generations have a lot learn from one another but this year’s public health emergency has made intergenerational gatherings more challenging. One way to keep kids connected to significant seniors in their life is to have the kids interview their chosen senior and write about what they learned.

Every year, The Department of Senior Affairs sponsors the annual A Senior I Know essay contest for students in grades 1-5. In the past, submissions were only accepted if they came through a school. But this year, the contest is open to anyone in the appropriate grade range who submits their essay by the Feb. 3 deadline. Learn more about the rules and how to submit here. You can also download the essay submission form.

But participating in the contest is not necessary to make this a valuable activity! Whether you choose to submit the essay to the contest, save it as part of your family history or send it to the senior it’s about, this project is a great way to keep generations talking, learning from another and connecting.

For inspiration, check out last year’s winners here.

Multigenerational Center School Year Program Sign Up

There are two ways to register for the Multigenerational Center School Year Program:

Fillable PDF

Complete a registration form and email it to the Multigenerational Center of your choice.

Email Registration Form

Online using RecTrac

Register your child(ren) online using RecTrac.

Register Online

Multigenerational Center School Year Program

The Multigenerational Center School Year Program is offered to school-age children and youth from in kindergarten through 5th grade at each City Multigenerational Center. Children who are 5 years old at the time of registration. Each center provides an assortment of programs and activities that meet community needs and promote community involvement in recreation, cultural activities, education, health and family life activities.

Open spaces in the program will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Multigenerational Center School Year Program Dates and Hours:

This program will run Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. throughout the APS school year.

Cost to Participate

There is a $5 per child registration fee.