Summer Youth Programming
Summer Lunch Program
Portland Housing Authority partners with Opportunity Alliance East End Kids Katering to provide free, balanced nutrition meals to youth in public housing during the summer months. Free meals are available to any youth 0 to 18 years old, regardless of whether or not they live in housing or receive free or reduced price lunch at school.
Lunches are served between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM at each of the following locations:
- The Riverton Park Boys & Girls Club
- The Sagamore Village Boys & Girls Club
- The Kennedy Park Study Center
The CHEETA Project
The Community Hope through Education Empowerment Training and Action (CHEETA) Project is a youth empowerment program of the Portland Housing Authority (PHA) Portland, Maine.
It is a leadership and community building program that was created and developed by the youth who serve as its members & staff. CHEETA started as a series of workshops in summer of 2010 and opened a teen drop-in center for youth 13-18 years old in Riverton Park in 2011. In summer of 2013, the program expanded to Sagamore Village, Kennedy Park, and Front Street with workshops to develop youth leadership opportunities in those neighborhoods.
With the expansion of the program under the auspices of the Portland Housing Authority, the CHEETA project now operates year round through the PHA Study Centers with an emphasis on summer programming & engagement.
Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Riverton Park Clubhouse
55 Riverton Drive, Portland PO Box 7830, Portland, ME 04112
Summer Hours Monday through Friday, 1pm–4pm
Activities include field trips, swimming, outdoor activities (basketball, soccer, kickball, capture the flag, tag and more), arts and crafts, photography, music lessons, computers, dancing and game room.
Sagamore VillageBoys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Sagamore Village Clubhouse
21 Popham Street, Portland PO Box 7830, Portland, ME 04112
Summer Hours Monday through Friday, 12pm–4pm
Activities include field trips, swimming, outdoor activities (basketball, soccer, kickball, capture the flag, tag and more), arts and crafts, garden club, photography, music lessons, computers, dancing and game room.