It is the Johnson Park Center's final event for the summer of 2013.

The JPC Back to School and Say No to Drugs Party is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

In addition to a "Five Ways to be Successful in School" writing contest, there will also be math contests, and jump rope and pogo stick events. Members of the center's Youth Voice Initiative who have met the summer phase of work experience requirements will be recognized and awarded gift cards.  Presentation of a JPC Community Service Award will also take place.

The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by:

  • United States HUD Supportive Housing Program
  • New York State Supportive Housing Program
  • Oneida County Youth Bureau
  • City of Utica Community Development Block Grant Program
  • United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area
  • Bank of Utica
  • Adirondack Bank
  • NBT Bank
  • Carbone Auto Group
  • Columbia Place Assocaites
  • UPD Federal Credit Union
  • MVCAA
  • Friends of Johnson Park Center

For more information contact the Johnson Park Center at: (315) 734.9608.

The Rain Date is Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the same time.  The Johnson Park Center Youth Center is located at 26 Johnson Park in Utica, New York.