News Release – Mayor Evans Announces Expanded Summer Programming and Evening Hours at City R-Centers

City of Rochester

News Release 

New Pilot Program to Provide Free Social-Emotional Health and Wellness Services at R-Centers This Summer

(Wednesday, May 24, 2023) – Young people in the City of Rochester will have a wide variety of opportunities to stay busy and have fun this summer. Today the City of Rochester launched its 2023 Summer Rec Guide, featuring nearly 200 different activities, camps, sporting events, educational programs and workshops. The guide is available now at

Also this year, for the first time, Rochester youth and families will have access to licensed therapists and specialists offering social-emotional health and wellness support. The pilot program’s services will be free and available by appointment to all youth and families who use City R-Centers.

“Rochester’s R-Centers are community treasures that deliver immense value to city residents,” said Mayor Malik D. Evans. “Our summer programs and services increase confidence, offset summer learning loss, and teach kids how to be good citizens. R-Centers are havens where our young people can stay busy with productive activities that help them grow and expand their horizons.”

The City’s plethora of summertime programming ranges from leadership opportunities like Youth Voice One Vision to camps like Biz Kid$, engaging educational programs like Computer Lab/ Flocabulary, “Passport Club,” and “Reading Under the Tree,” as well as sports and fitness programs including flag football, SPUD!, step dance, and more.

During the summer, all 11 City R-Centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 7:30 p.m., and several will be open on Saturday. All children attending summer R-Center programming will receive free lunch.
For more information, a full list of the City’s summer recreation programs, and locations of City R-Centers, visit