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2019 Southside Summer Experience to Start in June


Thursday, May 30, 2019

The 2019 Southside Summer Experience is a series of pop-up events and day camps that provide positive activities throughout the South Side for youth and their families. 

As part of the US DOJ Community Based Crime Reduction project, the events bring together community members, YPD officers, and neighborhood youth in a safe, fun, and engaging environment.  Through hundreds of door-to-door interviews, residents identified a need for more opportunities and activities for youth as one of the most desired improvements for their neighborhood.  One event will be held each week in the CBCR target area, between Market St. and Zedaker.  The first 2019 Southside Summer Experience took place on South Ave. on Monday, May 20 and the next will be held at Horizon Science Academy on Wednesday, June 5.  All events take place from 5pm-7pm and are free to the public.

Event date and locations are listed below:

Wednesday, June 5 at Horizon Science Academy

Monday, June 10 at Homestead Park

Wednesday, June 19 at 2801 Market St.

Thursday, June 27 at the corner of Erie & Judson

Saturday, July 6 on the 300-block of E. Philadelphia

Thursday, July 11 at the corner of Indianola & Gibson

Wednesday, July 17 at the corner of South Ave. & Lucius

Monday, July 22 at the corner of Ravenwood & Southern Blvd.

Wednesday, July 31 at the corner of Brooklyn & Southern Blvd.

Thursday, August 8 at the Boys and Girls Club

Monday, August 19 at the corner of Market & Midlothian

Wednesday, August 28 at Valley Christian (corner of Midlothian & Southern Blvd.)

Thursday, September 5 at the corner of Midlothian & Zedaker

Saturday, September 14 at the corner of Florida & Zedaker