Petersburg organizes events to occupy students during winter break

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Since December 21st, Petersburg Public Schools and the City of Petersburg have been sponsoring activities for students on winter break.

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe made the announcement earlier this month about numerous activities within the city. Some events included movie marathons, sports, games and food gatherings.

There was an educational event and college preparedness event on Tuesday. The city organized “A Day in the Life of a College Student” at the public library. The event allowed Petersburg High School alum to interact with current high school students and share their college experiences.

A city spokesperson said the events were organized to address recent crime in the city and to provide activities for students while they were on winter break.

Transportation and food will be provided to all participants, but registration is required.

There are a few events still on the schedule. See below for details.

Petersburg Public Library (804-733-2387, ext 402)
Dec. 29th 1-3pm A Day in the Life of a College Student (virtual college tours with PHS alumni sharing their college experience)
Dec. 30th 1-3pm Movie Matinée (movies)

Petersburg Family YMCA (804-733-9333)
Dec. 29th 5-7pm Boxing
Dec. 30th 5:30-7pm Baton Lessons Served!
Registration is FREE and required for all activities, just call the number listed above. FREE food and bus passes will also be provided. You must have transportation home for activities ending after 6pm!

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