Regional Youth Collaborative

 

 

The Regional Youth Collaborative was designed to make the Sherwood Event Center accessible to those children who are often excluded, so that they may have the same opportunities to participate in structured sports, health and wellness, and STEAM activities in a beautiful and safe setting during the summer months.  Ultimately, we envision the RYC expanding beyond the summer months to allow students these experiences year round.

Availability

Reservations are available through Tickets for Kids Charities only.  The program runs from May to September on Wednesdays and Fridays only.  Organizations will pick one of 2 time slots:

  • 9am - 12:30pm
  • 1pm - 4:30pm

 

Program Offerings

Educational Components

Aviation Lab: This 1-hour experience will expose students to the history of aviation.  Participants will also build models ans experience flight simulation in our new STEAM lab.

 

Walking Trails and Rain Gardens Tour: Sherwood has an extensive water management system within the property.  Students can take an interactive tour which allows them to understand creative reuse of storm water, growth cycles, and the essentials of building a home rain garden.

 

Recreational Components

Swimming: Student will be able to experience our zero-entry Olympic-sized swimming pool.  A full lifeguard staff manages water play.

 

Basketball and Tennis Courts: These full size courts offer ample space for students to enjoy competition in a state-of-the-art facility.

 

Dek Hockey: Sherwood boasts a dek hockey rink donated by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the Highmark Foundation.  This spacious rink will allow many students to have their first interaction with the sport.  Our dynamic staff will lead structured drills and challenges.

 

Expectations for Organizations

  • Must an organized, non-profit, youth-serving organization
  • Must be a Tickets for Kids Agency
  • Groups must have a minimum of 25 students and a maximum of 50
  • Groups must maintain a 12:1 ration of students to staff members
  • Two staff members must be at least 21 years old
  • All staff members are required to participate with students in designated activities
  • All organizations will participate in swimming as well as one educational component and one other recreational component
  • All students should be properly dressed for outdoor play, including tennis shoes
  • HHI will provide a designated area for groups to have groups to have lunch.  Groups must provide their own lunches
  • All Participants must complete the HHI Sherwood Waiver
  • All group leaders must complete a satisfaction survey
  • Program offerings are subject to change without prior notice
  • HHI will not issue rainchecks

 

How to Join Ticket for Kids Charities

Visit www.ticketsforkids.org.  Click Start Application under Agency Sign Up.  Follow the steps provided.

 

Contact

For more information, please contact Greg Marshall at (412) 342-1338 or gregm@hosannahouse.org