Fall is a festive time of year, and this holds true for the youth in NWBRV’s afterschool programs.
On October 26, NeighborWorks’ youth programs held a Fall Ball, bringing together children from the Art Center, the C3 Center, along with friends, family and NWBRV residents!
“We’re so excited to host the Fall Ball this year, especially after the pandemic,” Flore Rateau, Youth Programs Manager said. “The kids and adults all seem really excited for it!”
The Fall Ball was also an optional costume party. Attendees enjoyed arts and crafts, face painting and food.
The highlight of the party was the mummy wrapping contest. The winning group put their math skills to the test and opted to mummify the smallest member of their group.
“This is super fun, I’m so glad were all here together!C3 Student
A jam packed season, C3 Center youth also visited the Adams Pumpkin Patch this October! Complete with a hayride and all the festive trimmings, the holidays at the C3 Center are magical in a way unique to Woonsocket and NeighborWorks.
It is important for us to give our students and their families a space to celebrate and connect with their community, especially after being so isolated throughout the pandemic. Seeing everyone together in the same room and having a great time, really made me proud of the College Ready Communities team for bringing everyone together in such a joyous way.”Kate Hanson, NWBRV Director of Neighborhood and Organizational Learning
The Mary A. Longtin C3 Center caters to youth in middle school and high school in Woonsocket and the surrounding community. Enrollment at the C3 Center is free and is open year-round. When school is in session, the program operates from 2pm – 8pm, Monday through Friday. The C3 Center is equipped with a computer lab, small kitchen, community center, environmental lab, and two classrooms. Programs include structured academic time, a Sure Track to College program, mentorship programs and enrichment.
Located at 120 Northeast St., Woonsocket, RI 02895, the C3 Center is conveniently located near several schools and RIPTA bus stops. Please contact Flore Rateau at Frateau@nwbrv.org for more information.