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Youth Activities & Programs

Information about all City of Albuquerque youth opportunities including programs, events, camps, classes, training, and resources.

Current Youth Opportunities

Find all current registrations and events at play.cabq.gov.

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Get a first look at registrations and events with the seasonal YC Newsletter.

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One ABQ Youth Connect brings together all City youth opportunities of various types offered by various departments. Find all City of Albuquerque youth programing below.

 


2022 Fall Registration

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Fall Registration Dates & Times

  • Community Center | Registration Opens Aug. 1 at 8 a.m. | 5-15 Years | Before/After School Programs at Community Centers
  • PLAY+ | Registration Opens July 25 at 8 a.m. | 5-15 Years | Before/After School Programs at Select APS Schools
  • Therapeutic Recreation | Registration Opens July 25 at 8 a.m. | 5-15 Years | Before/After School Programs Years at Loma Linda Community Center, Mark Twain & McCollumn Elementary Schools
  • Multigen Centers | Registration info Coming Soon | | 5-15 Years| Before/After School Programs at North Domingo Back & Manzano Mesa
  • Tennis Lessons | Registration Opens Aug. 20 | 5+ Years | 8-Week Classes Start September 10
  • Swimming Lesson | Registration Opens Sept. 3 at Noon

Register for Fall Programs & Lessons

 


Early Learning & Care

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Early Head Start

  • Early Head Start Program | 0-3 Years | Free
    Contact Monica Watrin (505) 767-6512
    High Quality Care and Education
    Home-Based and Center-Based Services
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack Provided

Preschool & NM Pre-K

  • Preschool & NM Pre-K | 3-5 Years | Free or Low Cost
    Contact Lisa Lopez (505) 767-6504
    Safe, High Quality Care and Education
    Full Day Programs
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack Provided

Other Early Childhood Education and Family Services

  • New Mexico Kids Search Portal for early childhood services in the state of New Mexico including Home Visiting Programs, Center and Home-Based Child Care, Early Intervention Programs, Head Start and Early Head Start, New Mexico PreK, and Special Education Preschool. 1(800)691-9067.

Year-Round Out of School Time Programs

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Before/After School & Summer Programs

The City of Albuquerque provides free or low cost before and after school and summer programs at more than 20 community centers, 2 multi-generational centers, and select Albuquerque Public Schools providing planned, organized and supervised activities. Therapeutic Recreation is for youth of all abilities. Each location offers different programing and registration. Transportation available at select programs.


Seasonal Out of School Time Programs

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Holiday & Break Out of School Time Programs

The City of Albuquerque provides programs during school breaks. Each location offers different programing and registration.



Arts & Culture

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Create and experiment at art workshops, events, and classes. Explore local and global art and history with engaging permanent and new exhibitions.


Nature & Outdoors

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Explore the wonderful and wild ecological, geological, and cultural settings Albuquerque enjoys from the mountains, open spaces, volcanoes, bosque, BioPark, and hundreds of City parks.

Open Space Adventures

Year-Round | All Ages | Free or Registration Fee

City Parks

BioPark Camps & Events

ABQ BioPark consists of: The ABQ BioPark Zoo, Botanic Garden, Aquarium, and Tingley Beach | Year-Round | All Ages | $


Physical Activity

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Sports Lessons & Classes

Sports Leagues & Programs

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Recreation


Jobs, Volunteering & Training

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The City of Albuquerque continues to be one of the largest employers of young people in New Mexico. Visit cabq.gov/jobs for current listings.

Jobs

Volunteering & Training