Multigenerational Center Youth Recreational Programs

The Department of Senior Affairs Multigenerational Center Youth Before and After School Program Registration opens July 29, 2021 at 12-noon. North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center offers a After School program and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center offers a Before and After School Program. For more details, please visit the center site webpage link below.

Youth Programming

July 2021_MultiGen Youth Programing

The Department of Senior Affairs provide services to youth in kindergarten through 5th grade at both North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers. In addition to the traditional adult programming and services offered at the six Senior Centers, the two Multigenerational Centers provide an array of senior and youth programing including summer and after school recreation programs.

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

For questions about youth programming, 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

To register for the Multigenerational Center School Year Program:

Register your child(ren) online using RecTrac.

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 concurrent with the regular APS calendar year.  North Domingo Baca offers an Afterschool Youth Program; hours are M-F 2P - 5:30P.  Manzano Mesa offers a Before and Afterschool Youth Program; hours are M-F; 7A-8:30A and 3:30P-6P; with early dismissal hours on Wednesday 12:30P-6P.   

Cost to Participate

There is an annual multigenerational center membership fee of $20.00 and a monthly program fee of $15.00 per child.  Unless the annual membership fee was paid prior to registration, it will be required at the time of child enrollment.  All monthly program fees will be due at the beginning of the month and must be paid no later than the first week of the month otherwise the child may be disenrolled from the program.