ROCK Community Center for Youth & Children

A place to gather, learn and build a positive future.

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Indy Summer Learning Labs

June 12th to July 14th | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Programming includes open play in the gym and outdoors, STEM Education with Nvla Nova Stemversity, and art class. We also have partnerships for leadership and troop development with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, art classes with the Indianapolis Art Center, and wood working with Deeply Ingrained. Every other week we will take field trips to local spots including The Indianapolis Children’s Museum, sports venues, and more.

STEM@theROCK

June 12th to July 28th. | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a FREE summer full of fun at The ROCK! Students will learn about programming, coding, robotics, technology and so much more over 7 weeks of hands on activities, games, experiments and BIG AWESOME FIELD TRIPS! Breakfast, Lunch and snacks provided daily.

Bright Stars At The ROCK

Register to attend Bright Stars at the ROCK and participate in a wide variety of programs and activities for K-12th grade.

We are excited to partner with the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to provide summer programming and launch a new troop at the ROCK Community Center for our K-5th grade girls. Girl Scouts provides a unique opportunity for young girls to develop leadership, confidence, life skills, friendship and the opportunity to try new things. While Girl Scouts programming will be part of our Indy Summer Learning Labs line-up pre-registration is still required for all girls who intend to participate. Please use the link below to sign up your child.

About Us

ROCK Community Center for Youth & Children exists to champion the development of healthy, whole, and resilient youth and children in the Arlington Woods community and beyond by providing safe, accessible, high-quality, holistic programs and support services.

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We’re Hiring

Real and effective change is not done alone. It takes an entire community for something this big. A career at the ROCK Community Center provides the opportunity to do work that adds to something meaningful, challenge yourself and grow – TOGETHER. If the prospect of working with smart, motivated, and community-focused people sounds appealing, we invite you to apply.

RCCYC Programs

The uncertainties of growing up in a complex world can present unforeseeable and unexpected challenges for our children and youth. The ability to adapt and thrive despite these challenges is critical to building whole, healthy, resilient children who will become our future leaders. 

RCCYC provides educational, recreational, social, and enrichment programs for children and youth in grades K-12. All of our programs have built-in skill-building components, whether navigating the latest technology, the finer points of basketball, or how to talk to friends. We provide valuable resources for their families and prioritize inclusion with the larger community.

ROCK your Soul

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ROCK your Soul

  • ROCK City Mondays
  • Children & Teen Church
  • Children & Teen Bible Study
  • Rec at the ROCK

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    Rec at the ROCK

  • Karate
  • Basketball
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  • iROCK

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    iROCK

  • Speaker Series
  • Age-Appropriate Small Group
  • ROCK your Creativity

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    ROCK your Creativity

  • Culinary
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • ROCK your Mind

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    ROCK your Mind

  • Academic Enrichment
  • S.T.E.A.M.
  • Vocational Training
  • Financial Literacy
  • ROCK your Voice

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    ROCK your Voice

  • Podcasting
  • Volunteer

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    Your gift to the ROCK Community Center will go a long way in helping to develop our most important asset – our children! No amount is too small. Please consider a donation today.

    A letter from Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr.

    Welcome

    Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

    Throughout Eastern Star Church’s history, we have had the privilege of supporting our community through thoughtful engagement and impactful philanthropy. In 2017 we took a bold step in addressing the quality of life in the Arlington Woods neighborhood with the launch of the ROCK Initiative. One of our largest physical representations of this commitment is the completion of the ROCK Community Center for Youth and Children – a 60,000 sq. ft. facility focused on positive environmental design and child development theory, evolving with community needs.

    The past few years have not been without their challenges. The pandemic remains a pressing health threat and its economic and social impact continues to reverberate through the most vulnerable families in our community. It’s no surprise to see our community asking for stronger support, especially for their children. With the investment in this center, we are poised to encourage positive lasting changes for our children and youth.

    What I’ve witnessed, from conception to ribbon cutting, are the myriad of ways we have come together – nonprofits, agencies, leaders, and families, to support one another in the ever-important work of giving our children what they need to thrive. Thanks to a generous grant and many donors and partners who share our vision, we will provide an engaging place for children to learn and play as well as empowering programming for the youth that will develop into Indianapolis’s next leaders.

    On behalf of the Eastern Star Church family and the ROCK Initiative, I want to thank you for your past, current and ongoing support.  As we embark on this next phase of the ROCK Initiative, I invite you to engage with the center and its K-12 programs. Whether you are a member of Eastern Star Church or in our community, we look forward to serving you.

    Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr.
    Senior Pastor
    Eastern Star Church