As we all know the Sunnyside Community Center was closed for about a year in a half. Luckily thanks to a partnership agreement with the City of Sunnyside, The community center is now open for after school hours Monday through Friday 2:30 to 8:00 PM, On school inservice days hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our director has planned lots of fun and exciting programs/activities for the fall. Right now the center will be open with select hours being reserved for certain ages. We ask that all participants 13 & under be picked up by 6:00 pm to allow for adults class scheduling.
Fall Hours for the Community Center have been set for the after school programming.
Office Hours 12:00 - 8:00 PM
After School Program Hours 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Non School Days 10:00AM -6:00PM
Program Hours 5:00PM - 8:PM
NEW!!! Youth Recreational Programs
Recreation Program Overview
Indoor Soccer- 240 Youth
This program in February 2012. 240 kids participated making 18 teams. Because the numbers of youth that turned out, it was imperative to find additional gyms for team practices. We are very grateful to Seventh Day Adventist, Presbyterian and Methodest Churches for allowing us to use their gyms for practices.
Basketball - 345 Youth
Our basketball program began in April 2012. 345 kids are participating making 28 teams. Even with our churches helping, we needed more gym space for our games. The Sunnyside School District has been extremly helpful with gymnasiums for game days as needed.
"NEXT" Dodgeball!!! This program started July 2012. 70 Youth Registured
We are proud to announce the soccer fields are on their way to being completely finished. Thanks to a generous donation from Richard Tait-Creator of Board Game Cranium and Golazo Sports Drink, Bill Dolsen-Owner of Coke Distribution, and Cow Palace. These fields will be able to touch literally thousands of youth in our community!
Make it & Take it- Arts & Crafts
The arts and crafts class " MAKE IT & TAKE IT" takes place Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00PM to 3:00PM during summer months. When school is in session this program takes place every Monday and Friday from 4:30PM to 5:30PM.
Lucky 7 Bike Program
The Lucky 7 Bike program is an anti gang program under the canopy of Sunnyside's Promise. This program has EVERYTHING to do with trust.
While assembling and reassembling donated bikes (these boys and girls are between the ages of 8 and 18 and will eventually get to take home this bike) under the supervision of adults and other community leaders, we hope that sufficient trust is generated for kids to come forward if and when they are aware of ill events. They will come to you and us if they know WHO they are talking to, CAN take action. If you are passing the shop between 5:30 and 8:00PM on a Tuesday or Thursday just stop through and say, "Hi" and introduce yourselves to the kids. This might be all that's necessary to help make Sunnyside just a little bit safer for everyone.
This is a pending program. We are currently looking for a new loacation for this program.
Trafficking Crisis Team Consortium
The Trafficking Crisis Team Consortium is a group of service providers and law enforcement agents that have joined forces to increase public awareness of sex trafficking in our community, improve the response with a victim's centered approach, and deliver social services to trafficking victims. Collectively we provide a safety net for victims of trafficking to ensure all possible services are provided; our primary focus is domestic minor victims of sex trafficking. This is a working mission statement.
Who we are: (Crisis Team Consortium)
Sunnyside Ministerial Association
Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health
Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services
Department of Children & Family Services
Department of Social and Health Services
Sunnyside Police Department
Yakima County Sheriff's Department
Yakima Valley Systems of Care
Poverty Action Team (Sunnyside Middle Schools)
What we do:
Collectivly work to identify minors that have been trafficked and/or exploited. Work together to connect trafficking victims with available services. Work together to identify and fill gaps in services to trafficking victims.Educate ourselves and others on sex trafficking and its implications: specifically in relation to the gang activity in the Lower Yakima Valley.
Primary Contact: Secondary Contact:
Suzi Carpino Mark Baysinger
Sunnyside's Promise Sunnyside's Promise
DMST Specialist Executive Director