Summer activities

School may be out for the summer, but the Mix IT Up partners continue to be part of a lot of exciting youth programs. Here are just a few of the things going on this summer:

The Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center kicked off its annual summer camp on June 4.

The TAP In Leadership Academy is running a Summer Enrichment Program, a “multicultural six-week program for young scholars entering 5th through 12th grade” in which youth “explore a different culture/world area through hands-on learning facilitated by university professionals” each week.

The Don Moyers Boys & Girls Club is taking advantage of the summer weather as they continue to run their Triple Play wellness program, among many others.

The Douglass Branch Library has a full roster of summer programs, including a weekly summer storyshop every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

The Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center Library starts its summer book club on June 15. Youth in the center will be reading and discussing three books: After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, and Bad Boy: A Memoir by Walter Dean Myers. To learn more about the book selections and book club, visit the Turn the Page blog.

The Uniting Pride Center has ongoing youth programs that will continue throughout the summer, including a regular youth support group and a social group.

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