The Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center is now accepting members for its first-ever Teen RC Club. This is an opportunity for teens ages 12-18 to learn how to build, maintain and operate Radio Controlled Cars & Trucks at the Center every Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for six weeks beginning April 13. This is a free program, and registration ends April 6. You can register by clicking here.
“To keep teenagers out of trouble, each recreation center has been challenged to create innovative programs that will give our youth something new to do, so we’ll be using our old BMX track an RC Track. This space has the potential to be the largest RC Track location in Georgia,” said Thomas Hudson with the Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center.
The RC world is a fun hands-on approach to give teens a program that will allow them to build RC Cars as well as maintain the track and participate in local races this summer. This program also can run throughout the year and can be moved inside when the weather doesn’t permit.
The 6-week course will teach teens how the trucks operate, from the gears to suspension to motors. Then they will learn how to drive the RC cars on a flat surface before driving them on the Center’s RC Track. Each member will be required to complete the 6-week course in order to be qualified to participate in the summer races.
This program will start with a maximum of ten members at Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center, but there are plans to introduce the program to other centers in the near future.