Summer Youth Program


The Summer Youth Program (SYP) started in 1980 in an effort to get police and youth together in a positive non- threatening atmosphere.

The SYP provides 200 Moorhead youth between ages 8-12 a chance to gather with mentors from the Police Department, community, youth services and schools for lunch, an educational presentation and a recreational activity once a week from about noon to 4 pm. This program is designed for Moorhead youth who are not participating in other summer programs (drama, baseball, softball, etc.) and need activities to occupy their summer days. We want kids who will be able to attend most, if not all, of the activities.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt which must be worn to each activity. Participants are expected to behave and have loads of fun!

The program is offered free of charge. Money to fund the program comes from a grant from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs. This program is also supported through Moorhead Community Education.  Children must be 8 years of age at the time of registration and can be no older than 12 years of age.

Registration Information

A parent or legal guardian must be present with their child to register. Registration is limited to the first 200 kids who sign up on the day of registration on a first come first serve basis. Registration for the 2019 Summer Youth Program will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 4-7 pm (or until all 200 spots are filled) at the Moorhead Armory at 1002 15 Avenue North. 

Registration is still open as spots still remain:  Parents or legal guardians can come with their children to the Law Enforcement Center (911 11 St N) between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to get registered.

For more information please contact the Youth Service Coordinator at 218.790.4054.

See the 2019 Schedule of Events!