Youth Enrichment Resources

Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment (YPCE)

Rec Express: Youth after school program (grades 1 – 6) offering homework help, games, arts and crafts, STEAM activities, sports, snack and supper. This program is offered at no cost to participants and youth have access to Wi-Fi, technology and social support in a combination of in-person and virtual support.

Teen Scene/Hub: Teen after school recreation-based program offering age appropriate homework help, games, arts and crafts, sports, snack and supper. This program is offered at no cost to participants and youth have access to Wi-Fi, technology and social support in a combination of in-person and virtual support. Teen Scene also partners city youth employment programs to assist teens in job training and resume development support.

The following locations are offering these free youth enrichment programs from 3 – 6 p.m. starting in September 2020. Each community center program dates vary. To sign up, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofsacparksandrec

Sac Childcare Learning and Student Support Class

The Sac CLASS program offers all-day structured academic support and academic enrichment components for vulnerable students K-6th grade disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Key aspects of the program include supporting students who need Wi-Fi access and providing additional academic support while their parents or guardians work outside the home. Students were identified through a collaborative partnership with various school districts.

 The CLASS program begins on September 3 and will operate Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

To sign up for the waitlist, email Scott Jensen at sjensen@cityofsacramento.org.

Youth Link

Youth Link curates the best of Sacramento’s youth resources, programs, activities, services and online support for young people, their families and adult allies. Here you’ll find resources for families with children of all ages.

YPCE virtual activity and resource center

The Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment Department’s Virtual Activity and Resource Center is your place for fun, education and resources in these unprecedented times. YPCE is committed to empowering our youth, strengthening our neighborhoods and providing life-enriching programs for a beautiful, livable community. Visit their page often for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, active and informed.

Wi-Fi in the Parks

The City of Sacramento is excited to provide visitors to parks throughout Sacramento free access to public WiFi.

View a complete list of the parks and their WiFi activation timelines.

Sac Youth Works

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

If you’re between the ages of 12-24 in the Sacramento area looking for an exciting opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning extra money, #SacYouthWorks is your answer! Through a citywide network of youth service providers, #SacYouthWorks is ready to connect you with meaningful opportunities to learn critical college and career readiness skills while supporting a variety of COVID-19 relief efforts in Sacramento. In exchange for completing 40-hours of work-based learning and service this fall, you will earn up to a $500 stipend. Submit your interest form by 10/7!

Please visit the Youth & Family Collective Facebook page for updates.

City Parks

Playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities, such as picnic tables, are now back open to the public with COVID-19 modifications, following new guidance from the California Department of Public Health. Visitors to outdoor community playgrounds must comply with the following requirements.