Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center

Exterior of the Dr. James R. Smith Neighborhood Center.

Youth/Teen Activities

Junior Counselor: (ages 14-15) This year-round volunteer program offers teens the opportunity to learn job skills by assisting recreation staff during programs and events.

Young Blacks In Action (Y.B.A.): (ages 4-21) Community band and dance troupe. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Cost: free.

Smith Center Basketball Academy (S.C.B.A.): (ages 5-7) Developmental and instructional league that teaches the fundamentals and fun of basketball. Registration takes place in December. Season runs from December to February. Cost: $40 per player.

Fall Basketball League: (grades 9-12th) Competitive high school league established to prepare schools for basketball season. Registration takes place in October. Season runs from October-November. Cost: $300 per team.

Fall Tackle Football: (ages 7-14) Click here for more information.

LANES: (ages 11-14) A mentorship program that will target middle school age girls providing a loving and nurturing educational program focusing on character development, job skills and life skills.  Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.  Cost:  Free

Tae Kwan Do: (ages 5-10) Offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Cost: $10 per week or $40 a month.

Hip Hop Fitness with Shamu: (ages 18 and over) Hit the gym and the dance floor with this FREE full body cardio dance class. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and again from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.