Providing neighborhood youth safe mental, physical, social, and academic opportunities
The John Boner Neighborhood Centers strongly believes that youth who have access to exceptional educational supports and are set up to succeed in school are much more likely to see their future grow greatly. Our programs help foster that progress through a continuum of health, social, and educational supports from birth through college and career.
Young Children, Ages 0 - 5
Early childhood (ages 0-5) is a critical time for healthy youth development. Our programs support parents, caregivers, and young children by offering services designed to increase access to high quality early childhood education and age-appropriate developmental programs, ensuring youth have the foundational skills necessary to enter kindergarten.
Children, Kindergarten - 8th Grade
We offer safe and engaging programs for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Our programs encourage academic enrichment, social-emotional development, positive peer and adult relationships, as well as the exploration and exposure of new skills, ideas, and activities designed to support a healthy youth development.
Youth, 9th - 12th Grade
Our youth programs include safe and engaging environments for academic enrichment, social-emotional learning, and positive peer and adult relationships. Plus, our youth employment program helps youth identify their own unique interests and strengths, while developing employability and leadership skills, and connecting them to supports to prepare them for success after graduation.
Additional Resources for Families
We invite you to get connected to other resources in our community, which include: educational resources, family activity opportunities, tutoring and help with homework, childcare stipends and vouchers, school support, and rent and utility assistance. View all resources.
Youth Program Overview
Early Childhood Development
Early childhood (ages 0-5) is a very critical time for healthy development. We offer a variety of programs to connect families with supports, and help them achieve developmentally appropriate early learning benchmarks with their young children.
EDGE Afterschool Program
The Excellence, Discovery and Growth through Education (EDGE) afterschool program offers youth in kindergarten through 12th grade a safe and engaging environment for academic enrichment, social-emotional development, and positive peer and adult relationships.
EDGE Summer Camp Program
The Excellence, Discovery and Growth through Education (EDGE) summer camp program offers youth in kindergarten through 8th a safe and engaging environment the provides the opportunity for exploration and exposure to new skills, ideas, and activities designed to support healthy development.
PACT Youth Employment
The Preparing, Achieving, and Caring for Tomorrow (PACT) program offers high-school youth paid employment opportunities with the EDGE Summer Camp.
Stable housing contributes to a sound family life and success in school. We offer housing at reduced rates to help establish balance in lives at home.
We can help connect you (and your kids) to many other resources in the community, including: childcare stipends and vouchers, education resources, tutoring and school recommendations.