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Teen programs added to Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation
The City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department is now making teens a primary focus with year-round teen programming, increasing after City staff realized that a majority of summer camps and other initiatives were for much younger individuals.

“In the past, all of our summer camps have been catered to youth up  to age 12,” says Francheskia Fenderson, teen coordinator for the City of Rocky Mount’s Parks and Recreation Department. “We noticed that there wasn’t a lot for teens to do, so our goal was to create programming conducive to those 13 to 19.” After getting ideas from the Rocky Mount Youth Council, Fenderson and Parks and Recreation staff implemented several events.

Fenderson encourages teens to get involved in activities scheduled from March 2013 to May 2013. For example, from March 18, 2013 to May 8, 2013, the department has partnered with John Battle Arts and Music. Battle, a renowned artist, will offer six-week sessions for keyboard and guitar enthusiasts. Sessions are $20 per teen and will be held at the Booker T. Washington Community Center, located at 727 Pennsylvania Avenue in Rocky Mount.

On March 30, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., there will be a Teens N Touch Dance.

“The TNT Dance, as we call it, will be offered each month and will provide an opportunity for teens to mingle, enjoy food and music,” says Fenderson. The entry fee for the TNT Dance is $3 per person and will take place at the Old Rocky Mount High School, 308 S. Tillery Street.

After the TNT dance, the next scheduled teen event is a trip to the Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat Basketball game at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. The fee is $40 per person for the April 5, 2013 game and is due by March 22, 2013.

“I like the idea of teens doing something constructive. These events provide an opportunity for teens to mingle and bond with someone new,” says Fenderson.

Fenderson also notes that some other events for teens scheduled for April and May will include:

• Mix and Mingle Teen Night, April 27, 2013, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Rocky Mount Bowling Center
• SAT Prep/Tutoring Course, May 11, 2013 and May 18, 2013, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Old Rocky Mount High School.

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