Asphalt Green: Asphalt Green is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. Community service is at the core of our origin and at the heart of our mission. Recess Enhancement Program (REP) transforms the culture of recess by engaging students and staff in a variety of cooperative games. The program creates a safe environment where children can have fun and be physically active while maintaining a sense of independence and ownership of the recess period. In addition to physical benefits, REP also helps children develop leadership and social skills by empowering them to lead and teach games to their peers. The end result is an educated community of students who utilize the entire recess period to play games they love that keep them physically active and safe on the playground.
Ruppert Playground Planting Program: Parks and Recreation has proclaimed Ruppert Park as Yorkville Community School’s park to beautify. Our children and families planted daffodil bulbs the first week of November and then in April, the children will plant seedlings in the same spot – that they will begin to nurture in the classrooms prior to the planting date.