Youth in the city ages 13 to 19 on Friday nights have an opportunity to connect with their community, and peers through recreational activities held by The City of Sacramento’s Hotspot Program, created by Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment Department to offer snacks, and fun in a safe environment. Friday nights from 7pm to 11pm, at various school sites and community centers such as Oak Park Community Center, George Sims, Panell, and Hagginwood Community Center, are open to support youth with sports and activity rooms filled with entertainment to use at their leisure as not everyone who attends wants to participate in an activity.
“The basketball gym is the main attraction as many come to play in the full size basketball court” says James Hardway a 17-year-old native of Oak park from C.K. McClatchy High School.
Adrian Odem is a Basketball, and Football coach raised in Oak Park, has served his community at the center for 5 years as he is the site leader for Fridays Hotspot and is involved with other nonprofit organizations around Sacramento.
Here is a list of Youth Hotspot sites in your local area :
Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center
3271 Marysville Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Rio Tierra Jr High
3201 Northstead Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95833
Oak Park Community Center
3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
George Sim Community Center
6207 Logan Street
Sacramento, CA 95825
School of Engineering and Sciences
7345 Gloria Drive.
Sacramento, CA 95831
Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center
2450 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832