KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The City of Kansas City is working hard to give teens as well as younger kids options to help them stay out of trouble this summer. The Mayor's Night Hoops is going strong after 20 years.
Night Hoops is just one of the many activities for area teens. The Police Athletic League also offers Kansas City Youth something to do this summer.
"We put on programs for at risk youth and pretty much that is all the officers have time to do," said Capt. James Thomas with KCPD.
The Police Athletic League is also offering kids 8 to 18-years-old the chance to get out and enjoy time with their friends this summer.
"Anyone hat wants to come we will take them right now we have over 600 registered in our youth, on a nightly basis we will have 150 to 200 kids in our facility," Capt. Thomas said.
The city is also teaming up with Club KC on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Tony Aguirre Community Center. Youth 12 to 15-years-old can go party, dance and enjoy food. Also, from 7 p.m. to midnight, teens ages 16 to 18-years-old can go to the Brush Creek Community Center for the same type of event.
To register for night hoops click here. Th cost for ages 8-17 is $10. The cost for ages 18-25 is $25. The program runs June 13-August 12.
Click here to learn more about the Police Athletic League.