Opportunities for Youth

Summer Food Service Program:  The Central Falls Summer Food Service Program provides free breakfast and lunch to Central Falls youth (ages 18 and under) from June 27th to August 25th, operating Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at Jenks Park. The program aims to promote the values and benefits of healthy living by offering nutritious meal options and numerous physical activities for kids in the community. Enrichment activities, games, sports, and fields trips are offered throughout the summer. Registration and participation are free and the form can be found below!

When raining, the summer food program will be moved indoors to Forand Manor (30 Washington Street, Central Falls, RI 02863).
After School Program: Sports programming for students grades 5-12 at Veterans Elementary School
Food is provided
Monday - Thursday  5-6:30pm or 6:30-8pm

Youth Employment

Central Falls City Hall Fellowship Program: Central Falls High School students can gain work experience and tangible skills in different departments in City Hall. Fellowships last 120 hours and are paid opportunities.

Contact Tracey Giron for more information (401) 727-7455

Youth Snow Shoveling Program: CF youth are paired with nearby elderly homeowners to assist them in the event of snowfall. Youth are expected to shovel out their senior's walkway and sidewalk within 4 hours of snowfall completion, between the hours of 6am-9pm (excluding school hours on weekdays). Youth are paid for their work and this program is free of charge to senior homeowners.

Contact Tracey Giron for more information (401) 727-7455

Central Falls After School Program: The afterschool program runs Monday-Thursday from 5-8pm in Veterans Elementary School gym. Co-ed elementary school aged children programs run from 5-7pm M-Th, co-ed middle school and high school aged programs 7-8pm M-W, and Girls-only programs from 7-8pm on Thursdays. The program focuses on sport and physical activity and is free to all CF youth. A hot dinner is served. 

Contact Tracey Giron for more information (401) 727-7455

Parks & Recreation Events Staffing

Contact Tracey Giron for more information (401) 727-7455

BVCAP Summer Youth Employment Program: BVCAP directs a six to eight week program operated between June and August for youth ages fourteen and twenty-four. The program provides youth with work experience opportunities in local businesses, public facilities, and non-profit agencies. These experiences provide youth with hands on opportunities to develop skills they will need upon entering the work force. Youth receive wages and are required to participate in a youth readiness workshop that educates them on basic job skills such as resume writing, interviews, and personal career tests.

Visit the Pawtucket Youth Center to apply: 172 Exchange St, Pawtucket RI | (401) 305-5919


Youth Education

Way to Go RI: Free educational resources for elementary to college students, adult learners, parents and educators. Free SAT and PSAT prep and career planning tools.

BVCAP AmeriCorps Connecting Futures Program: AmeriCorps members provide both in-school and out-of-school experiential learning opportunities for career exploration, service and work experience, as well as academic support, financial literacy, college or post-secondary school access and mentoring.

Youth Pride: Youth Pride, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work and play. YouthPride offers a drop-in center in Providence, support services, training & education, advocacy and leadership development as well as wellness resources.


For more on Youth Organizations, visit the Parks and Recreation Page

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