As the school year is coming to a close and we are graduating our CCISD (Corpus Christi Independent School District) programs, Youth Odyssey is turning its focus to summer programs. This summer Youth Odyssey will be offering five full programs and five pilot programs to the youth of Corpus Christi.
Full programs meet Monday through Thursday for about three weeks. During this time, we work on building life skills such as leadership, communication, goal-setting, teamwork, trust and problem solving. At Youth Odyssey, we believe experience is the best teacher and our daily meeting times are filled with games and activities that are intentionally designed to promote these skills. As our students progress through the program and start to exhibit more leadership qualities we take them to our ropes course and on a weekend camping trip to flex their new leadership muscles.
Summer 2017 Full Programs
- La Armada: May 1st-22nd, 4:30pm-6pm
- Lexington: May 1st-22nd, 4:30pm-6pm
- Leeward: May 8th-28th, 4:30pm-6pm
- Oso Recreation Center: June 19th-July 8th, 1pm-3pm
- Lindale Recreation Center: July 3rd-23rd, 1pm-3pm
Pilot programs are condensed versions of our full programs. These mini programs usually run about a week long, meeting Monday through Thursday, and culminate in a day at our ropes course. Our goal is not only to reach new youth through the pilot programs, but to establish new connections in our community and hopefully return to these sites with a full program in the future.
This May, we are starting a very special pilot program called Farm to Fork. We’ve partnered with Grow Local South Texas to provide a unique program aimed at giving youth hands-on experience in planing local gardens, composting, the importance of pollinators, and companion planting. The program will meet at The Learning Garden in Tom Graham Park. At the end of the program, youth will come together to cook a meal made with ingredients from local farms.
Summer 2017 Pilot Programs:
- Farm to Fork: Every Tuesday in May, 4:30pm-6:30pm & Saturday May 27th
- The Palms: June 5th-9th, 2pm-4pm
- Clairelaine Gardens: June 5th-9th, 1pm-3pm
- Samuel Place: June 12th-16th, 4pm-6pm
- Casa de Mañana: July 24th-August 4th, 2:30pm-4:30pm
If any of these programs sound like something your child would like to be involved in, please contact us for more information. The programs at housing developments and apartment complexes are closed to include only those who live on site. But never fear, our Recreation Center programs are open to anyone who would like to participate. For the Recreation Center programs, you will have to register through the specific center you wish to attend.
Youth Odyssey is so looking forward to seeing all of you come out this summer! We can’t wait to share our best summer ever with you!