Summer of Safety: Free activities and a safe place for youth

Seattle Parks and Recreation will offer Summer of Safety (SOS), a free program that provides structured activities and a safe space for young people not connected to other supervised programs over the summer. The program is geared towards serving diverse groups of tweens and teens from low-income families.

SOS will operate at 10 community center locations on various days throughout summer (see schedule below). Most sites will provide a free lunch through the City’s Summer Food Service Program. Regular SOS activities will include field trips, arts and craft, as well as sports and athletics. The program will operate rain or shine and no sign up is required; youth can drop in on any day and at any time during the program’s regular hours.

Questions? Please contact the community center for more information.

2022 Summer of Safety schedule:

LocationDateTimeTarget Age Group
Bitter Lake Community Center7/5-8/2612 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday11-15
Delridge Community Center7/5-8/2612 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday11-15
Garfield Teen Life Center7/5-8/251 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Thursday13-18
Magnuson Community Center6/27-8/261 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday11-14
Lake City Community Center7/11-9/1Mon/Wed: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tue. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thur. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (no Fridays)12-19
Northgate Community Center6/27-8/1910 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday11-14
Rainier Beach Community Center7/5-8/26Noon to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday11-15
South Park Community Center7/5-8/2210 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday11-14
Van Asselt Community Center7/5-8/2611 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru FridayAll ages tweens and teens, but Friday field trips will be for those age 10-16
Yesler Community Center7/5-8/261 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Thursday11-14

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