Community Resources

Check out these resources for free to low-cost activity ideas for Bigs and Littles!

Youth Recreational Scholarship Program Available
A new partnership between Des Moines Public Schools and Des Moines Parks and Recreation seeks to expand youth services in the community and have all students involved in an extracurricular activity by the time they complete fifth grade.

Starting Jan. 1, students enrolled in the Des Moines Public School System, who qualify for the free and reduced meal program, can opt-in to register for Parks and Recreation youth sports and swim lessons for just $5.

Programs include:
-Coach Pitch Baseball for Grades 1-2
-Tee Ball for K-1
-Swim Lessons for K-12 (Group Lessons Only)
-Youth Basketball for Pre-K-7
-Youth Flag Football for Pre-K - 7
-Youth Soccer for Pre-K - 7
-Youth Volleyball for Grades 1-7

Hy-Vee KidsFit - ongoing
Hy-Vee KidsFit is accepting applications for its School Wellness Club! This fun and FREE opportunity is a great way to jumpstart health and wellness. Educators and community organizations are encouraged to sign up today for exclusive content targeting kids age 7-12. Signing up will get you access to seasonal fitness challenges, exclusive resources like videos, blogs, worksheets, lesson plans and invitations to events.

This spring, KidsFit will rally kids across the Midwest for their annual squat challenge. By signing up today, you’ll be notified of all the details to participate in this wonderful wellness activity. Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Des Moines Resources
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-Des Moines Park and Recreation
-Des Moines Public Library
-Des Moines Register Calendar of Events
-Hy-Vee KidsFit
-Kids Bowl Free
-Polk County Conservation

For upcoming Match Activities, please click here. Match Activities are low-cost to free events organized by the Match Activities Committee. These events provide Bigs and Littles the opportunity to meet and interact with other Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa matches.