Sp1 youth city council presentation - final 9.18.12

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Sp1 youth city council presentation - final 9.18.12

  1. 1. September 18, 2012 2012 Summer2012 Summer ProgramsPrograms Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department And Evanston Public Library
  2. 2. Evanston School District 65 Evanston Township High School Department of Children and Family Services TED Fund for Summer Camps Scholarships Evanston Community Association Tennis Leagues Northwestern University Northwestern University Community Scholarship Program (22 scholarships) Soar Illinois Youth Outreach Umbrella Youth Job Center James B. Moran Center The McGaw YMCA YWCA Affiliated Organizations of the Department (AYSO, FAAM, Team Evanston, EBSA, etc.) Partnerships
  3. 3. Lakefront • Beach Attendance: 175,645 • Tokens sold: 21,800 • Daily tickets sold: 29,000 • Scholarship Tokens: 245 • Free Tokens: 450 • 10 Visit Teen Punch Cards: 300
  4. 4. Lakefront 900 free beach tokens distributed to the following agencies: Free Beach Passes for weekly group outings
  5. 5. Youth Programs Camps • Youth Aquatics Campers: 528 • Counselors in Training: 30 • Evening Teen Aquatics Campers: 30 • Adult Aquatics Campers: 11 • Parent/Child Aquatics Participants: 45 • Waiting list of over 250 individuals Trips and Classes • Clark Street Sand Castle Contest • Open Fishing • Open Tubing • Evanston Historical Kayak Tour • Fishing Kayak Tour • Rowing For Fitness Youth & Family Programs Lakefront
  6. 6. Dog Beach – Passes Sold: 990 – Attendance: 10,850 Lakefront Dempster Street Beach – Launch/Rack passes: 290 – Season Launches: 100 – Daily Launches Sold: 30 Lessons/Rentals — Boat Rentals: 1350 — Lessons Taught: 136 Church St. Boat Ramp – Launch Passes: 126
  7. 7. Other Lakefront Statistics: •Water rescues: 27 •Watercraft assistance: 42 •First Aid incidents: 25 •Missing person searches: 16 •Lakefront Picnic permits: 150 •Lagoon shelter rentals: 24 •Lighthouse shelter rentals: 44 Lakefront
  8. 8. Park & Facility Permits • Picnic permits issued: 268 Tennis court permits issued: 110 • Park permits issued: 54 Fire Circle permits issued: 71
  9. 9. Affiliated Youth Sports Organizations Provided Athletic Field support to the following Affiliated Organizations: Evanston AYSO (soccer): 1,750 participants Team Evanston (soccer): 650 participants Evanston Baseball Softball Association: 1,500 participants Evanston Jr Wildkits (football): 120 participants Evanston Lacrosse: 445 participants 52 Athletic Fields
  10. 10. Special Recreation Special Olympics -Special Olympics Summer Games: 17 athletes - Area Bowling Meet: 11 athletes - District Bocce Meet: 9 athletes Camps Cooperative Program with Campers 2012 Park Camp Districts 65 & 202 46 Camp REAL Ecology 19 Special Needs Aquatics Program Lakefront Program 6
  11. 11. Inclusion Programs In 2012, approximately 180 children/young adults have received services through the program Disabilities addressed in the Inclusion Program include:
  12. 12. Teen Volleyball (15 teens) LIT for Teens (13 teens) Chess (65 tweens/teens) Fencing (21 tweens/teens) Teen Aqua Adventure (19 tweens/teens) Chandler-Newberger Center Sports Camps (1,122 youth) Great America (149 youth) Basketball Camps (51 youth) Gymnastics (55 youth)
  13. 13. Tennis---James, Crown, Leahy, Lovelace, Evanston Township High School 350 registrations Youth Golf---Evanston-Wilmette Community Golf Course 158 registrations Beach Volleyball---Clark Street Beach 112 registrations Lego Camp — Ackerman Park 146 registrations Pee Wee Sports Camp - Bent Park 125 registrations Preschool (Kaleidoscope) Camp - Leahy Park 187 registrations Other Camp Programs
  14. 14. Red Cross Safety Classes Teen Babysitters Training July 4 Parade Chandler-Newberger Center Open Roller Skating Open Basketball and Volleyball Birthday Party Rentals
  15. 15. 224 “Friday Free Tennis Lessons” at James Park 483 Free youth tennis lessons at Foster Park 121 Free youth tennis lessons at Leahy Park Evanston Community Tennis Association (ECTA) Tennis
  16. 16. Talent Show at Twiggs Park Music Talent at Custer Fair Beach Party at Clark Street Beach Dodge Ball Tournament Mayor’s Super Summer Teen Programs Beach Volleyball at Clark Street Beach Scavenger Hunt at Ridgeville Chess Tournament at Chandler Park Roller Skating and Open Basketball Volleyball at Chandler-Newberger
  17. 17. Robert Crown Ice Center • Teen Free Public Skating Passes 87 Participants • 773 Public Skating Participants • 256 Hockey Camp Participants • 86 Figure Skating Campers • 71 Freestyle Skating Campers Learn to skate/Practice ice •115 skaters registered for Practice Ice Packages •660 Drop in participants for practice ice •264 youth and young adults registered for ice skating lessons and clinics •July Skating Competition and Summer Skating Exhibition •81 drop in skaters for speed skating practice Summer Fun On The Ice
  18. 18. Robert Crown Center • Summertime Creative Play (age 2-5) • Surf and Turf (age 6 – 12) • Fun Factory (age 5 – 8) • Kid City (age 8 – 10) • Tween Town (age 11 – 13) • Counselor-in-Training (age 13 – 14) • 507 participants • 342 elementary & middle school • 165 preschool campers • Five variety day camps serve children ranging from toddler to teen • Structured indoor/outdoor activities include sports, music, art and dance. Summer Camps
  19. 19. More Summer Fun At Robert Crown • Robert Crown Center Open House • Art Instruction • Youth Dance Classes • Ceramics • Martial Arts • Lacrosse Camp • Youth Sports Instruction • Drop-In Gym (347 Participants)
  20. 20. Fleetwood-JourdainTheatre Three fully-produced plays – HEAT – HOME – Truth be Told Two “Dramatic Readings” – Woza Albert – Going to St. Ives Two Concerts – Gospel Music Celebration – Blues Set featuring David “Chainsaw” Dupont Spoken Word Event A Play for Very Young Audiences – Janet and the Beanstalk (written, directed, and performed by members of the FJT Teen Drama Club)
  21. 21. Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Drama Clubs •Primetime Player’s Senior Citizen Drama Club •FJT Teen Drama Club •YSTEP/Youth & Senior Theatre Ensemble Project 20% Increase in Audience Base Averaging over 70 ticketholders per show More than 25 Evanston residents performed or worked in a professional production.
  22. 22. Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Summer Camp •125 Blooming Campers (4 ½ to 13 yrs.) Kindergarten Camp Program Digitales Myth Busters 2 Culinary Arts Neilson and NU Health and Nutrition Day at Fleetwood-Jourdain Center NU Campus Kitchen provided 250 sandwiches and healthy snacks for 10 weeks to Fleetwood-Jourdain Center participants
  23. 23. Other Programs •Intergenerational /Neighborhood Garden •Open drop in basketball 896 participants •Midget/Pint Size Basketball 325 players a week •Late night young adults basketball avg. 25 per night •Adult Basketball league 406 participants •Roller skating – all ages 3,892 •Young Adult Fitness Activities 37 per day •Open rec time for middle school youth 675 •Junior Referee Program 230 •Karate Program Fleetwood-Jourdain Center
  24. 24. Summer Food Program • Provides free nutritional meals for individuals 2½ to 18 years of age • Four Serving Sites: Fleetwood- Jourdain, Robert Crown, Mason Park, James Park • 32,000 number of meals served in Summer 2012 • 95% funded by the Illinois State Board of Education Mason Park Drop in Recreational drop-in program for Middle and High School youth Activities included: • Drumming Program • Video Game Tournaments • Middle School Referee Program • 2 on 2 and 3 on 3 High School Skills and Drills Clinics for 156 youth • Computers with Internet • Pool • Table Games/Arts and Crafts • Summer Reading Program Site Outreach Programs
  25. 25. • Over 1,200 individuals visited the animals at the Center • Staff coordinated over 700 volunteer hours with Northwestern, ETHS, other organizations and residents • 820 campers attended seven summer camps at four separate sites • 500 campers participated in canoe trips including campers from Fleetwood Jourdain, Robert Crown and camp REAL • 272 garden plots rented to residents at four locations – Lighthouse, James Park, Twiggs and McCormick Gardens • Free Access to Fishing program at Lovelace Pond saw over75 participants each Saturday and over 150 participants on Fishing Frenzy Day Ecology Center
  26. 26. Youth Programs – Levy Center • Roller Skating • Open Gym • ETHS community service/SYEP • Tae Kwon Do • Teen Trips • Fitness classes • Fitness Room • Computer Lab • Park School Collaboration
  27. 27. Evanston Public Library Summer Reading Program
  28. 28. Look How We Have Grown
  29. 29. Cultural Arts
  30. 30. 27th annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival July 21-22, 2012 Dawes Park • Close to 100 artists/vendors representing 55 countries/cultures • 2 stages featuring continuous entertainment • Family Arts Activities Area • Teen performers from ETHS poetry slam team • Headline performer Sidi Touré from Mali featured on cover of the Chicago Reader music section Cultural Arts
  31. 31. 40th annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival August 4-5, 2012 Dawes Park • More than 100 artists showing work in a wide range of artistic media • Best in Category Awards in 11 artistic disciplines • Continuous music throughout the weekend, including ETHS jazz ensemble, Handsome Salamander • Children’s Crafts Tent • Silent Auction Cultural Arts
  32. 32. • 16 performances at six park locations throughout Evanston • Audience members traveled from as far away as Kentucky and North Carolina to attend Evanston’s Starlight Concert Series Cultural Arts Starlight Concert Series, June – August 2012
  33. 33. Starlight Concert Series, June – August 2012 • The 2012 Starlight Concert Series featured several youth performances, including the Paul Green School of Rock, The Loneliest Funk, Going Backwards, T-Dot, and Expressions of MJ Cultural Arts
  34. 34. Starlight Movie Series, August – September 2012 • Seven films presented at six park locations (eighth film cancelled due to inclement weather) • Screenings of Iron Man and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off scheduled in response to ETHS student preference poll Cultural Arts
  35. 35. Summer Arts Camps • The Cultural Arts Division offered 17 different Summer Arts Camps, providing learning opportunities in the arts for more than 500 kids • This year’s Arts Camp theme was Inheritance and Legacy, in recognition of the founding of the program by Marilyn Price 30 years ago Cultural Arts
  36. 36. Summer Arts Camps The City’s wide variety of Arts Camps offered something for over 500 campers ages 5-14 years old: YAP Full Day Arts Camp Writers Workshop Early Childhood Arts Camp Media and Advanced Media Camp Battle of the Bands Camp Radio Camp Costumer Camp Knight Camp Princess Camp Crafters Camp Magical Worlds Camp Pirate Camp Victorian Camp Time Travelers Camp Arts in the Park Arts in the Loft Early Childhood Camp Pirate Camp Advanced Media Camp
  37. 37. Public Art Murals Three Public Art Murals were approved during summer 2012: • Y.O.U. Camp mural at Central St. Metra viaduct • YMCA Camp Wanago mural at Greenwood St. Metra viaduct • Justin Wynn Fund mural at Church St. Metra viaduct (October installation) Cultural Arts
  38. 38. Mission: To facilitate effective public/private collaborative partnerships that ensure the following: •Recruitment, training, and retention of an Evanston youth and young adult workforce that possesses the skill sets needed to compete in the 21st century economy; •Academic, vocational, certificate and entrepreneurial internships, externships, and apprenticeship programming opportunities; •Coordination of City of Evanston programs and projects that impact youth and young adults; •Development and promotion of civic responsibility and engagement. Youth & Young Adult Division
  39. 39. Physical Health MentalHealth Intellectual Health Employability Civic Responsibility and Engagement Youth Development Best Practice Model
  40. 40. 2012 MSYEP Outreach Procedures • Conducted student recruitment through key staff members at the Youth Job Center, Family Focus, Y.O.U. and McGaw YMCA; • Held seven employment outreach sessions at Evanston Library (2 sessions), Chandler-Newberger Center, Robert Crown Community Center, Ecology Center, Levy Senior Center, and Fleetwood- Jourdain Community Center. • Conducted outreach sessions at all Evanston Middle Schools, and Evanston Township High School. • Visited two area alternative high schools. Youth & Young Adult Division
  41. 41. Student Demographics • 543 students applied for jobs – 51% -females – 49%-males • 169 students placed with jobs – 44%-females – 56%-males 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Students Ward
  42. 42. 2012 Partnering Employers 50/50 Partners50/50 Partners Actors GymnasiumActors Gymnasium Davis Transportation, LLCDavis Transportation, LLC Evanston Township High School Operations DepartmentEvanston Township High School Operations Department Hilton Orrington/EvanstonHilton Orrington/Evanston Kiwanis Club of EvanstonKiwanis Club of Evanston KRAVE, LLCKRAVE, LLC McGaw YMCAMcGaw YMCA The Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army TE & CompanyTE & Company 100% Partners100% Partners Hilton Garden InnHilton Garden Inn Northwestern GroundsNorthwestern Grounds Other Employer PartnersOther Employer Partners Evanston Township Edible AcreEvanston Township Edible Acre Family Focus Our PlaceFamily Focus Our Place State Representative Daniel BissState Representative Daniel Biss Cook County Commissioner Larry SuffredinCook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin City of Evanston PartneringCity of Evanston Partnering DepartmentsDepartments Citizen Engagement DivisionCitizen Engagement Division City Manager’s OfficeCity Manager’s Office Collector’s OfficeCollector’s Office Community & Economic DevelopmentCommunity & Economic Development Evanston Fire DepartmentEvanston Fire Department Evanston Police DepartmentEvanston Police Department Health DepartmentHealth Department Human ResourcesHuman Resources Information TechnologyInformation Technology Evanston Public LibraryEvanston Public Library Parking EnforcementParking Enforcement Parks, Recreation and Community ServicesParks, Recreation and Community Services Public WorksPublic Works Purchasing/FinancePurchasing/Finance
  43. 43. Chase Banking Workshop Community Services Team Tour of 2012 Worksites Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin Youth Office Team …civic responsibility is the key to promoting a livable city in addition to well-rounded citizens Youth & Young Adult Division
  44. 44. Additional Community Outreach •Support Mayoral and Aldermanic Youth and Young Adult Development and Engagement Efforts; •Approximately 150 youth and young adults attend two Open Mic Programs held at Family Focus and Fleetwood- Jourdain Community Center •Outreach worker has recruited 60 young adults to participate in Career Pathways Program. Youth & Young Adult Division
  45. 45. Seasonal Employees Recreation & Community Services • Summer Youth Employees Program 106 • Robert Crown Center 75 • Lakefront Operations 117 • Chandler Newberger Center 41 • Fleetwood-Jourdain Center 21 • Outreach Programs 15 • Ecology Programs 31 • Cultural Arts 37 • Inclusion 45 • Special Recreation 6 • Parks/Forestry 12 GRAND TOTAL 506
  46. 46. Thank you! Comments, questions and suggestions

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