Winthrop Police Department to Offer Youth Open Recreation Program
Posted on: September 15, 2021 - 12:36pm
WINTHROP -- Chief Terence M. Delehanty is pleased to announce that the Winthrop Police Department is offering a youth open recreation program in partnership with Community Action for Safe Alternatives, and students are encouraged to attend.
This free program is open any student in sixth, seventh or eighth grade who lives in Winthrop. Open recreation will be held every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. through the fall and winter starting Sept. 17, at Old Winthrop Middle School, 151 Pauline St.
The program is designed to establish positive relationships between the Winthrop Police and the youth in a fun and friendly environment. Different activities are held each week. No sign-up is required.
"This program allows our officers to forge connections with young members of the community through activities that both groups enjoy," said Chief Delehanty. "If students are interested, we encourage them to simply show up to join in on the fun."
Funding for this program is provided by the Sen. Charles E. Shannon Grant. The Shannon Community Safety Initiative is a multi-pronged approach to prevent and reduce gang and youth violence.