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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.

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.

Camp Invention

Your child can take on creative, STEM adventures with the all-new Camp Invention program, Explore! Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary will host this K-6 program for all students in the Racine, WI area from Monday, June 27th - Friday, July 1st. Register here. More info.

Royal Dance Factor - Tryouts

Royal Dance Factor will be holding tryouts May 31st and June 1, 5-7PM at the Tyler Domer Community Center. This dance group performs at community events, parades and in competitions.

For more information, contact Chloie at 262-412-5201 or read this flyer.

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.

UW-Parkside Precollege Camps

UW-Parkside is pleased to announce our lineup of in-person, on-campus precollege camps this summer! Visit uwp.edu/youth to learn more about scholarships, apply for scholarships, view full camp details, and register today! Click for information on High School Camps and Middle School Camps.

Beauty Obsessed - Free Prom Makeup Applications

Free makeup applications forstudents who cannot afford the cost at the salon. Prom is MAY 21st, text 262-701-PROM to schedule an appointment. Click for flyer.

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.

Tex Reynold's Toys for Tots

Tex Reynolds' Toys for Tots is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to ensure that children of needy families in Racine County receive toys for Christmas.  We clean, refurbish and rejuvenate used toys of all kinds that are donated by the community year-round in preparation for the holiday season.  The Giving Tree provides clothing items that are purchased by various companies in the Racine community and given to qualifying families that register through the Tex Reynolds' Toys for Tots program.

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More information is available at www.texreynoldstoysfortots.com and www.volunteercenterofracine.org/corporate-volunteer-council-of-racine.

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 CommunityOutreach@gswise.org 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)

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. 

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 teamleader@volunteerracine.org 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: ramart.org/education/art-classes

For more information, contact Tricia Blasko at tblasko@ramart.org

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 jessica.scheeler@racinecounty.org.

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 http://4c-forchildren.force.com/referral 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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