Soccer Clinic - Summer 2017

University of Michigan soccer players came to coach youth participants this summer at the Delray Neighborhood House.

EPIC Summer Program

The Summer Day Camp fun takes place at the Hamtramck Neighborhood Center and Delray Neighborhood House. The Summer Day Camp offers children the opportunity to be active in the summer and have positive interactions with volunteers, interns, staff, and their peers. Youth become engaged in physical activity, exciting field trips, and new experiences. Our summer program enriches children during their summer break while they are away from so school and as a result, their minds are being nurtured rather than being idle. This concept ensures children will not fall behind academically during the summer months.

Recreational Activity
Recreation is a key component of a community's health and fosters social development among youth. People's Community Services (PCS) provides many opportunities for recreation and socializing for our community's youth. Youth have the equipment and facilities to participate in pickup games and open recreation. Each year, PCS provides recreation to nearly 2,000 neighborhood youth at the various sites.

Able to Play
PCS is proud to house a Boundless Playground at the Delray Neighborhood House. This Playground allows all children to play regardless of their physical challenges.

Team Sports
PCS sponsors teams in mini-leagues. Group sports are also conducted and include basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, and hockey.

Academic Engagement
Developing young minds is central for creating well-rounded, contributing adults. Even when schools can do their job, we provide these exposures in a relaxed atmosphere that can be more conducive to learning. In recent years, PCS has incorporated STEM activities to better prepare youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Tutoring & Literacy
Staff and college volunteers are available to help youth with homework and problem areas every afternoon. Staff and volunteers will also spend time on reading instruction with youth individually and in a group setting. Being able to have one-on-one reading time with an adult is especially helpful for youth that are not reading at grade level.  

Technology - Computer Lab
Each computer lab has eight computers with high-speed Internet connections (monitored for inappropriate material) and are provided for students to do homework, use learning software, or just explore their own interests on the Web.

Arts & Crafts
This component attempts to be more than busy work, but also an exposure to beginning techniques and history and is an outlet for youth's feelings. Activities for youth include painting, modeling, and trips to the museum.

Enriching Endeavors
PCS common rooms are cozy places to socialize and enjoy a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, air hockey, or any number of board games. Children also get quality interaction with adult staff in a structured manner.

Summer in the City
High School and college students from throughout metropolitan Detroit volunteer to provide exemplary mentoring to students.Youth in the PCS summer day camp are able to work with the young adult volunteers through organized community service projects and activities.