Community organization offers free summer programs for youth

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Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Athletic Programs offers free summer programs for youth. There are a variety of programs available for 16 to 16 year olds. The programs are open to young men and women who reside in Buffalo and Lackawanna. All participants must be pre-registered – walk-ins will not be accepted.

Programs include:

Softball – July 11 – August 12

Registration every day at 9:30 a.m. Training begins at 10 a.m. until noon at McCarthy Park. Equipment maintenance, vocabulary, fundamental skills and drill, how to score, and job opportunities related to the field will be covered.

Football – July 11 – August 5

Registration every day at 9:30 a.m. Training begins at 10 a.m. until noon at McCarthy Park. Students will learn basic skills, strategies, rules and conventions, and participate safely with appropriate personal and social behavior and employment opportunities related to the field of football. Campers will participate in a competitive summer league in the afternoon where prizes will be awarded to playoff teams!

Other sports clinics include volleyball, rowing, baseball and basketball. If you are a parent or guardian who would like to enroll your child in one of the free summer programs, you can call 716-715-4980 or click here.

The organization has just completed its 7th annual science fair. You can watch it in full below.

Credit: WHJESP via Youtube

Education and Sports Programs Willie Hutch Jones is a big supporter of education and STEAM programs. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. If you would like to donate to the organization or volunteer, you can find more information here.

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