Community Recreational Center
Community Recreational Center
Posted on 03/06/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Community Recreational CenterCISD receives grant to develop community recreational center.

Kids will soon have a new place to spend time after school and during the summer. Canutillo Independent School District won an annual community grant of $5,000 in February from Superior HealthPlan to help create a recreational center for the Canutillo community.

The Champion Center will be located in the Lone Star Building and will offer a wide variety of activities for children, including a fitness center, academic help and games. The community center organizers hope to benefit area children by growing and expanding new programs and services. CISD Director of Student Support Services Dr. Monica Reyes explained what inspired her and Coordinated School Health Facilitator Nancy Torres to create this center.
“In our community, there really aren’t many facilities or resources for kids to hang out, be active, socialize, or play games,” Reyes said. “That was our purpose¬¬ – to provide a venue for kids within their own community.”

With the grant money, CISD will be hosting programs such as the Aliviane Drug Free Summer Program who has used the facility in the past and will continue to be available for students. The program provides students with lessons and activities about drug prevention. There will also be activities that are a gateway to leading a healthy and positive life.
The Champion Center has acquired lawn games, board games, fuzz ball, ping-pong, and pool tables. Also, the CISD Student Support Services Department is working closely with various community organizations and are gathering more equipment for the children. Organizers say they are welcoming student organizations that would like to work on service learning projects to help get the Champion Center up and running this summer.

“We would like to thank Superior HealthPlan for their partnership and support in growing a new program for the Canutillo Community.” Reyes said.