The question of who will lead the world of tomorrow might not be as clear cut but it’s a question many have tried to answer. Young people will be the one to take the torch once the older generation retired. Are the youth of the Sacramento prepared to make changes?
Sacramento City Council
Sacramento’s Vice Mayor, Jay Schenirer, who also represents District 5 on the Sacramento City Council, has recently re-introduced a program designed to promote the recreational growth and social interaction of Sacramento’s urban youth. This weekly program, called the D5 Hotspot, is a lively, recreational event located at the Oak Park Community Center.
Re-introduced on January 24th and recurring every Friday night, the D5 Hotspot has shown early success and promising potential. An average of twenty-five to thirty adolescents (aged 13-19) participate in the event, with future aspirations for the attendance of seventy-five to one hundred adolescents.
A variety of activities including basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, pool, rap sessions, and video games offers a safe, interactive place for adolescents to spend time.
“We want to add more dance instructors, including break dance instructors, maybe people showing the girls how to do hair and makeup, etiquette classes, and more volleyball,” says Didi Cornelius, manager of the Oak Park Community Center.
Though programs at the Oak Park Community Center normally end at 7pm, the D5 Hotspot begins at 7 and lasts until 11 pm. This large window of time makes the program more available to adolescents throughout Oak Park.
“The goal is to keep the kids off the street on Friday nights; our programs normally end at 7 o’clock, but on Friday we wanted to give something more to the youngsters,” Cornelius says.
The D5 Hotspot is one of many Hotspots in the Sacramento area. Other Hotspots are located in District 2 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy, in District 3 at Rio Tierra Junior High, and in District 8 at the Pannell Meadowview Community Center. As each of these Hotspots flourish, program expansion may become plausible.
This video was filmed at the Sacramento City Council meeting on October 30, 2012, where a public hearing to pass the Ordinance of the Sacramento City parking Codes, relating to off-street parking, establishing permit fees for administrative parking permits and temporary surface parking lot permits was discussed.
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With Easter fast approaching, families can bring their kids (all ages, toddlers to elementary school age) to Meadowview Park for an Easter egg hunt. There will be 3 separate age categories for the children including prizes!
This annual event is sponsored by Vice Mayor Bonnie Pannell and is on Saturday, April 23rd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The egg hunt starts at 11:30 AM sharp, so don’t forget your basket! Families can also look forward to meeting with the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon creations and Easter games.
Don’t miss out on the fun!
Where: Meadowview Park – 7760 24th Street
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 [11:00 AM – 1:00 PM]
For more information, call 808-7008