Youth Programs

Summer Playground Program

In operation since the summer of 2005, Mount Wachusett Community College’s Division of Access and Transition, in collaboration with the Mayors’ offices of the cities of Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner, as well as various community based agencies, implemented the Summer UP program at 10 park sites in 2011. Summer UP provides safe, paid summer work experience, leadership/citizenship skills training, community service and exposure to college to 152 local youth. A total of 575 children and Summer UP youth benefited from the program.
Gardner Sites:
  • Olde English Village
  • Jackson Playground

Youth Activities

Chair City Soccer Program
Gardner Little League
Greater Gardner Street Hockey
Ice Sports
Gardner Boy Scouts
Gardner Area Girl Scouts