Community Backpack


If you are interested in adding a community program to this page, click here and fill out the form. 

All materials must include the following disclaimer: This is not a school-sponsored activity and the Racine Unified School District does not approve, support or endorse this program/activity.

UW-Parkside Pre-College Camps

(For ages 11-14) UW-Parkside is offering seven great programs this summer! Visit for more information, registration and camp scholarship opportunities.

Programs brochure | Environmental Explorers flyer

Camp Invention

Spark your child's creativity and confidence with our all new Camp Invention program! At Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary, July 31st - August 4th, children in grades K-6 will team up and take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. They'll build their own mini skate park, turn a robot into a unique stuffie and more! We invite all Racine Unified School District students to register.

Grades: K - 6th  Location: Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary

Date: July 31 - August 4, 2023
Time & Cost: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM | $260 (before discount)
Camp Director: Renee Luchinske |
Register Here | Flyer with pricing info

Coffee with a Cop

Bringing police officers and the community members they serve together -over coffee- to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Main Project Cafe, 1014 State Street.

Nike Basketball Camps

Spring and summer basketball camps will be held at the Pleasant Prairie Recplex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie.
Spring | April 11 - 13
Summer | July 31 - Aug 3
Information: English | Spanish

Mount Pleasant Summer Parks & Rec Programs

Click here for a listing of activities and dates.
Click here to register online.

Racine Forge Lacrosse Team (grades 1 -12)

Racine Forge Lacrosse Team's "Try Lacrosse" sessions for 2023 will introduce players to the basic fundamentals, skills and drills for 90 minutes with a mini scrimmage at the end of each session. Beginners, intermediate and advanced players are all welcome. Parents are also welcome to stay and learn and participate if they so desire. There will be something for everyone.
LOCATION: Real School Fieldhouse, Turf Field 1; 10116 Stellar Ave, Sturtevant,

Click here for session dates and times. Questions? Contact

Good News Club

Good News Club® (GNCTM) is an exciting, fun-filled weekly club for kids in which the Bible is clearly taught with songs, stories, games… Children will learn: God loves them • Every person has value • How God can help them do the right thing, find victory in hard times, show love to others. Informational Flyer and registration

UW-Extension 4-H Program, Racine County

4‑H empowers young people to lead for a lifetime. Our programs in science, healthy living and civic engagement are backed by a network of 100 public universities and a robust community of 4‑H volunteers and professionals. Through hands-on learning, kids build not only confidence, creativity and curiosity, but also life skills such as leadership and resiliency to help them thrive today and tomorrow. Click here to learn more. 

There will be a Racine County 4-H Open House on Tuesday, August 23 from 6-8 PM at Raymond School. Click for more info.

Cub Scouts

Join a Cub Scout Pack in your area and experience a variety of fun activities that build skills and character, both indoors and outdoors. All girls and boys are welcome! For more information, visit or contact Austin Gulbrandson at or 414.443.2860. Click for more info.

Wisconsin Humane Society - Youth Programs

The Wisconsin Humane Society has several Youth Program opportunities available, including Birthday Parties, Camps, Kids Night Out, Field Trips and more! Visit their website or check out this postcard for more information.

Volunteer Center of Racine - Summer youth opportunities

There are a number of summer youth volunteer opportunities available through the Volunteer Cente of Racine County. Click here to view details, then click here for the parent waiver.

Big Sisters of Greater Racine, Inc.

Big Sisters of Greater Racine, Inc. is committed to the positive growth of young girls in our community by pairing them with caring volunteer women and encouraging friendships that foster guidance, motivation, and hope.

If you are interested in becoming a Big Sister please read this flyer and brochure.

Mrs. Myers' Learning Lab

Mrs. Myers' Learning Lab specializes in Reading and Math, small-group intervention. They follow a proprietary, play-based curriculum that focuses on teaching students through multiple modalities (seeing, moving, and hearing), to ensure they are reaching every student where he or she is at. Their programming is intended for students between the ages of 4-12.

For more information, please view this informational flyer.

Girl Scouts Virtual Meetings

Join a virtual troop and engage in a variety of exciting activities of your choice! Meetings are biweekly in the afternoon, starting at 3 P.M. or in the evenings at 6 P.M.

For more information, contact or call 800-565-4475

Click here to register or here for an informational flyer.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (at-risk students, single-parent families)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha County works to establish children with role models who can support their academic, social and emotional needs. If you feel your child could use the support of a Big Brother or Big Sister, please use the contact information below to schedule an orientation date.

3131 Taylor Ave., Building 4, Box 7
(262) 637-7625

After School Eats Backpacker Program

Any student or parent can participate in this program. View these flyers for more information. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a school-sponsored activity and the Racine Unified School District does not approve, support or endorse this program/activity.

ASE Backpacker Program | Spanish  (Begins 9/13/21)

ASE Weekly Book Club | Spanish  (Begins 9/1/21)

Youth Volunteer Corps hosted by the Volunteer Center of Racine

The Youth Volunteer Corps creates volunteer opportunities for student ages 11 - 18 to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service. Our Team Leader supervises, trains, and encourages youth through volunteerism to know more about Racine and learn how a youth's volunteerism contributes to well-being of our community. Click here for program information and a sampling of the projects our student volunteers have worked on.

Learn more at on the Youth Volunteer Corps website, by contacting or by calling 262-886-9612.

Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum

Racine Art Museum's Wustum Museum offers art classes throughout the school year and summer. Classes for adults and children in a wide variety of media. Sharpen your skills and learn something new! In addition, both the Racine Art Museum and RAM's Wustum Museum offer FREE drop-in art opportunities monthly. Spend time in the galleries looking at art and then make your own creation to take home with you.

For a list of available classes, visit:

For more information, contact Tricia Blasko at

Racine County Foster

Interested in becoming a Racine County foster parent? Foster parents offer a temporary home for children until they can be safely returned to their own homes. Racine County currently needs homes open and willing to accept siblings and older children between the ages of 5 - 18 years of age. Learn more at an upcoming informational session held every third Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at 1717 Taylor Ave., classroom D or every third Saturday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at 201 S. Kendrick Ave., in Burlington, WI. Contact Jessica Scheeler for more information at 262.638.6595 or email

WI Facets

WI FACETS is a parent training and information center that assists parents and educators in navigating the Special Education system. WI FACETS offers training (online & in-person), as well as information and referrals via phone. Call (877) 374-0511 for more information.

Salvation Army Healthy Kids Diner

The Healthy Kids Diner offers a nutritious hot meal program for kids 18 and under six days per week at The Salvation Army and selected COP Houses in the City of Racine. The program also offers opportunities for children to have positive interactions with Racine police officers. There are no fees. Click here 

Racine Theatre Guild

Children of all ages have the chance to sharpen their dancing, singing, and acting skills through exciting theatre classes! Kids can also be introduced to the magic of theatre all year long with imaginative Packy Plays presented by the Racine Children’s Theatre!

4C-For Children

4C-For Children is Southeastern Wisconsin’s Child Care Resource & Referral agency. 4C helps families locate child care and gives families information about each child care provider’s quality star rating. This is a free service to all families who live in Racine. For more detailed information, call 262-633-0959 or 414-562-2676 or visit the 4C website at to start your childcare search. This is not a school-sponsored activity and the Racine Unified School District does not approve, support or endorse this program/activity.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

To help keep hazardous waste out of our rivers and lakes we ask that the residents of the City of Racine, Caledonia, Elmwood Park, Mount Pleasant, North Bay, Sturtevant & Wind Point take advantage of our Household Hazardous Waste collection events! Proper disposal of hazardous materials is important for our environment and our health.

Click here for more information and collection dates.

Advancing Family Assets - Young Adults Program

The Advancing Family Assets (AFA) Programs aim to increase financial stability and family success by focusing on three key areas: income, education, and whole health. Through the AFA Programs, families with school age children and young adults (17-28) gain access to new resources and build a strong network of personalized supports as they take steps to establish and achieve goals that lead to lasting change.

Click here for more information.

Advancing Family Assets Program

The Advancing Family Assets Program works one-on-one with families in the 53403 and 53405 zip codes to increase financial stability and overall family success through a focus on three key areas: income, whole health, and education. Call 262-632-6200 x111 for more information or download the brochure here.

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