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Multigenerational Center Youth Recreational Programs

North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers offer quality out of school time programs, providing a variety of unique opportunities to excite and grow Albuquerque's youth.

The Department of Senior Affairs Multigenerational Youth Program provides school-age programs for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade at North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers. In addition to the older adult programming and services offered at the six Senior Center facilities, the two Multigenerational Centers provide an array of senior and youth programming including out of school time youth recreation programs.

For questions about youth programming, email [email protected] for North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center located in Northeast Albuquerque or [email protected] for Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center located in Southeast Albuquerque.


Multigenerational Center Summer Program

Availability & Age Eligibility Requirements

Both North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers offer a youth Summer Recreation Program every year for to children 5 to 13 years old. Children who are 5 years old at the time of registration, must turn 6 by Sept. 1.

Summer 2022 Program Dates & Hours

June 13 to Aug. 5 on Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Summer 2022 Lottery & Registration

Due to the high participant demand, a "lottery-style" selection of participants is used.

Register for the lottery at play.cabq.gov

Lottery Registration:  May 2 to May 13

Lottery Drawing:  May 16

Registration: May 18 to May 27

  • If your child is selected you will be notified by staff members with further instructions to complete the registration process.  
  • Once a program's registration is full, a waiting list is kept and maintained. Parents/Guardians of waiting list participants will be notified as space becomes available.

Summer Program Fees

Program Annual Fee

There is an annual multigenerational center membership fee of $20.00.  Unless the annual membership fee was paid prior to registration, it is required at the time of child enrollment.

Summer Program Monthly Fee

There is a monthly program fee of $30.00 per child.  All monthly program fees are 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


Multigenerational Center Before & After School Program

Availability

  • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center offers an after school youth program only.
  • Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center offers a before and after school Youth Program

Both Multigenerational Centers are currently accepting new participants. Register at play.cabq.gov

School Program Dates & Hours

The Multigenerational youth before and after school program runs from the first day of school to the last day of the regular calendar school year. Each program follows the Albuquerque Public School (APS) schedule. Please check with your child’s APS school for a calendar of start/end dates, in-service days, and holidays as our program aligns with the same scheduled off days.

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center after-school program hours:  Mon. to Fri., 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center hours:  Mon. to Fri., 7 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. with early dismissal hours on Wed. 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Registration

Online registration is ongoing until full. Open spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Register at play.cabq.gov

School Program Fees

Annual Fee

There is an annual multigenerational center membership fee of $20.00.  Unless the annual membership fee was paid prior to registration, it is required at the time of child enrollment.

Monthly Fee

There is a monthly program fee of $15.00 per child.  All monthly program fees are 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.

Transportation

After-school transportation is provided to North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center from Edmund G. Ross Elementary School.

Before and After-School transportation is provided to and from Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center and Manzano Mesa Elementary School.

 


Multigenerational Center Winter Break Program

Both North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers offer a Winter Break Program for enrolled before and after school youth program participants 5 to 13 years old. 

Program is available for participants currently enrolled in the before and after school youth program only.  

Winter Break Program Dates & Hours

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center:

December 20 - December 30

Mon. - Fri., 7:30am to 5:30pm

Holiday Center Closures:  Dec. 24 & Dec. 31

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center:

December 20 - December 30

Mon. - Fri., 8am - 5pm

Holiday Center Closures:  Dec. 24 & Dec. 31


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A Senior I Know Essay Contest 

Older and younger generations have a lot learn from one another and one way to keep younger generations connected to significant older adults in their life is to give opportunities to share how these relationships have positively influenced their values and beliefs.

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 in this 40th anniversary year, the contest is open to anyone in the appropriate grade range who submits their essay by the Feb. 2, 2022 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 as a contest entry, 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 connected.

For inspiration, check out last year's 39th Annual Senior I Know Essay Contest Winners of 2021 here. 

38th Annual Senior I Know Essay Contest Winners of 2020.

The 2022 40th Annual "A Senior I Know Essay" Contest Winners Have Been Selected!

Join us in honoring these young authors and artists in the winner parade celebration May 4, 2022 at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center from 4:30-6:00pm.