The Holiday spirit was filled with music as the city’s Weed and Seed program participants were gifted with a dozen guitars. The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Weed and Seed program will begin registration for its Summer Program Monday, May 9, 2022
Anonymous donor gifts guitars to Weed and Seed program
The Holiday spirit was filled with music as the city’s Weed and Seed program participants were gifted with a dozen guitars.
An anonymous donor purchased the acoustic guitars, which were delivered to A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St., just prior to Christmas.
The Weed and Seed program began 20 years ago after several Las Cruces Police Department officers got a federal grant to build it. It is one of a number of city youth programs that provide services, meals and recreational opportunities to more than 400 children across the city, said city Youth Services Administrator Robert Nuñez. The program is now administered by the city Parks and Recreation Department.
The program gives youths a place to gather in a safe environment and engage in educational activities and life skills, in addition to recreational activities.
Because of COVID-19, Weed and Seed is only offering 90-minute tutoring sessions four times a day, with five participants per session. Weed and Seed also serves about 150 dinners 4:30-5: 30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Weed and Seed, Teen Connections and the other youth services programs are part of the city’s “multi-generational services” to its residents, Nuñez said. The goal for the children served by the city is to “get them involved and engaged,” Nuñez said.
Weed and Seed Program – Summer 2022
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Weed and Seed program will begin registration for its Summer Program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, and will continue registration until the number of participants is filled.
The program is free, and limited spaces are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. It will serve students in grades from kindergarten to fifth grade.
The program will be at A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St. and will consist of recreation, art activities, guest speakers, age-appropriate enrichment opportunities, and field trips in a safe, fun, and positive environment.
The program will begin Wednesday, June 1 and will continue to Friday, July 15. The program will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
There will be no programming on Monday, June 20 and July 4 in observance of holidays.
Drop off and pick up to and from program is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Registration for the program will be at the following location during regular business hours.
- A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Participants will be provided program information prior to first day of program.
For information, call A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven at 575/528-4263 or email [email protected]