People for Parks Offers $5,000 in Swimming Lesson Scholarships to Youth in Need
Many Minnesotans consider swimming and boating on our lakes the keystone of a happy and healthy childhood, but for many Minneapolis youth this just isn't a reality. People for Parks, a Minneapolis based nonprofit who sponsors programs and projects that enhance and promote park services and facilities, has seeded a $5,000 swim lesson fund that targets Minneapolis youth who come from lower-income families.
"Some of my happiest childhood moments were in or on the water" said People for Parks' executive director Dave Cowan, "We want to make sure that the cost of swimming lessons doesn't prevent anyone from safely enjoying our lakes, which is why we have partnered with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board to offer these scholarships to youth in need."
The scholarship fund provides $45 of the $50 class fee through Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board swim lessons at Lupient Water Park, Nokomis Beach and the Weber facility (once it opens). The funds will be available on a first come first serve basis for the second (July 6th-17th), third (July 20th-31st) and fourth (August 3rd-14th) swim sessions of the summer. Interested families can find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 612-767-6892.
Interested in providing a swimming lesson to a youth in need?
Find out more at the http://www.peopleforparks.net/swim-lesson-fund.html.