Improving our recreational
centers
South Providence Rec Center
Student Boards/Student Voice
Diverse Programs
Diverse Population of Students
Improved Technology & Equipment
Improved online accessibility
Keep kids off the streets



Importance of Parks and Recreation
Community recreation services provide a refuge of safety for at-risk youth, it’s a place to play which is important in reducing at-risk behavior such as drug use and gang involvement.
Recreational programs provide organized, structured, and enjoyable activities for all ages.
Kids develop the skill necessary to success and confidently engage in sport, crafts, dance, social activities.


Advisory Board
The function of an advisory board is a group of people that come together and talk about improving the community.
In order to increase community involvement a student advisory board should be created for all Providence Rec Centers.

Why is an advisory board important?
An advisory board will allow a strong student voice in Rec Center decision making.
72% of the kids we surveyed said its important to have a student voice.
28% of the kids we surveyed said its not important or don’t know if its important.











Do you go to a rec center?

38% of the kids we surveyed at JSEC go to a rec center.
62% of the kids we surveyed at JSEC don’t go to a rec center.


Do you go to a rec center?

38% of the kids we surveyed at JSEC go to a rec center.
62% of the kids we surveyed at JSEC don’t go to a rec center.




What activities or programs would you like to see at the Rec Center?
Kids that go to a Rec Center would like to see…



What programs would attract you to your local Rec Center?



If the Rec Center created programs/activities of your interest, would you go?
63% of the kids we surveyed said they would go to a Rec Center if the Rec Center added programs or activities of there interest.


13% of the kids we surveyed said they wouldn’t go to a Rec Center even if they added in the programs or activities that they’re interested in.


24% of the kids we surveyed said they would possibly go to a Rec Center if they added in the programs or activities that interest them.





Kids suggest that the Gym and Gym floor should be improved or redone.

Kids also said they would like for the Rec Center to be more organized.

Some kids said they would like for there to be more information about the Rec Center.

About 75% of the kids we surveyed said that the staff meets their expectations and do a good job.

We also asked kids if they feel welcomed/comfortable at the Rec Center, most of them said yes but some said that they don’t.

Students would like better equipment.


What have you seen at the Rec Center that you would like to change or improve?



Here are the percentages of the kids we surveyed that go to each Rec Center.



We asked kids “What benefits do you think you would get from going to a Rec Center? ”
19% of kids said to gain Experience.

22% of kids said to learn New Skills.

16% of kids said they would like to lose weight and/or be physically better.

18% of kids said they could make new friends.

25% of kids don’t know what benefits they would get.