Special Needs Youth Movie and Dance Party

Summit Community Programs and the Summit PAL are proud to present a TryCAN Movie and Dance Party on Monday, January 15.  Youth with special needs, their siblings and families are welcome to join us for a showing of the film 101 Dalmatians indoors on the big screen.  A therapy dog from Creature Comfort Pet Therapy will also be there. Light refreshments will be served. Trained volunteer teen Peer Mentors will be on hand to help the kids have a great time.  The movie event will take place from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, 77 Morris Avenue.  RSVP is required at trycan@cityofsummit.org.  Thanks to the Summit PAL for their financial support for this event. This event is offered as part of Summit’s 20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, in keeping with day’s theme of volunteerism and service.  The Summit PAL offers numerous programs throughout the year for the benefit of the youth of Summit to promote activities that foster lifelong health, community spirit and a feeling of goodwill and awareness between the children and police officers.

Youth with special needs or those who could use a little help and encouragement in participating in recreation are also welcome to register for several “TryCAN” programs that continue this winter. These popular and affordable programs, open to children from any town, help youth develop skills that allow them to pursue a sport or activity further or simply provide them with a meaningful recreation experience, using teen Peer Mentors from local middle and high schools to help participants learn and have fun.  Programs include:

  • Baseball Skills – Sundays starting January 14
  • Let’s Pretend play and social group for 3-5 year olds – Saturdays starting January 20
  • Play and Learn play and social group for 6-7 year olds – Saturdays starting January 20
  • Kidz Club social group for grades 3-5 – Saturdays starting January 20
  • Dance and Movement Group – Sundays starting January 21
  • Mini Yoga Group – Sundays starting January 21
  • Move and Dance for older kids – Sundays starting January 21
  • Social Skills, using technology, for 8-12 year olds – Mondays starting January 22
  • Teen Friendship Group – Mondays starting January 22.

For a copy of the flyer, detailed program description, location and prices, contact trycan@cityofsummit.org.  Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/summit, by phone 908-277-2932, or in person at Summit Community Center.  Space is limited. Thanks to the Springfield and New Providence Departments of Recreation for opening their doors to our programs during the construction at Summit Community Center. Also thanks to the NJ Department of Community Affairs for general program support.

The TryCAN Collaboration of communities offers an array of recreation programs for youth with special needs throughout the year. TryCAN also trains teen volunteers as Peer Mentors in programs throughout the year to help children be successful in recreational activities. For those interested in helping as volunteer peer mentors, please contact TryCAN at trycan@cityofsummit.org. For more information about TryCAN, visit summitcommunityprograms.com.

Contact Information
  1. TryCAN
  2. 908-277-2932
  3. trycan@cityofsummit.org
Mon, January 15
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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Summit Community Programs and the Summit PAL are proud to present a TryCAN Movie and Dance Party on Monday, January 15. Youth with special needs, their siblings and families are welcome to join us for a showing of the film 101 Dalmatians indoors on the big screen. A therapy dog from Creature Comfort Pet Therapy will also be there. Light refreshments will be served. Trained volunteer teen Peer ...

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 77 Morris Avenue Summit, NJ 07901

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 77 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

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