Kids & Teens

Mayor Jackson Appoints New Chief of Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity for Youth

In a strong effort to combat crime in the City of Cleveland, Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced Cleveland’s newest initiative, Neighborhood Impact Community Engagement, aimed at crime prevention and deterrence for youth violence. In addition, Mayor Jackson announced the appointment of the new Chief of Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity for Youth, Duane Deskins, who will lead the way in cracking down on crime and finding safe, manageable solutions to encouraging Cleveland youths to engage in positive, healthy, and sustainable life changing measures to improve their quality of life.

  • City of Cleveland Recreation Centers Serve After School Meals

    City of Cleveland recreation centers are currently serving after-school meals to children ages five through eighteen at all locations. Meals will be served Monday through Friday while the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is in session as well as during winter and spring breaks and during declared school snow days when students are not required to attend class due to inclement weather.

  • 12/15: Children Without Faces, Annual Holiday Children's Play

    Children Without Faces is a holiday tale which will be shown at Public Auditorium's Little Theater on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The address is 500 Lakeside Avenue. Doors open at 5pm for the play which begins promptly at 5:35. Cornell Calhoun III has more information via email or at 216.420.7624. 

  • Clevelanders Catch the Fever at Recreation Centers

    The Fall/Winter Division of the Recreation newsletter has been published and offers information on numerous free programs for city residents. Highlights: Clevelanders can participate in fun sports like pickleball, broom hockey, volleyball, swim team, dodgeball, and basketball. Free swim classes available year round. Auditions for local talent will be held at Cudell Fine Arts.  Free meals are being served throughout the recreation centers. 

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment