LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Eric Garcetti will host a press conference with YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles to announce "Get Summer," an initiative in which all teens, ages 12-17 years old, will have free access to all LA Y locations this June and July. In addition to offering free membership and exclusive programming for teenagers, the Y is partnering with the City and County of Los Angeles to provide local youth and young adults with part-time employment opportunities. LAUSD will also contribute free meals for all kids and teens at YMCAs within its service area.
The LA Y will begin accepting "Get Summer" enrollment at each of its branches during Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 30th. A free community event, Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.
WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2016 (2:00 PM)
WHERE: Steps of Los Angeles City Hall / 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHO: Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Mayor
Steven Zimmer, LAUSD Board President
Alan C. Hostrup, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles President & CEO
WHY: 5,000 Los Angeles teens are expected to benefit from this unprecedented initiative, in which all 26 branches of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles will offer free membership to teens. A true community partnership, the Y is working closely with the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles and LAUSD to ensure LA teens have the opportunity to get healthy, active and engaged this summer.
ABOUT YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles (LA Y) is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening communities by supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Welcoming individuals of all ages, faiths and backgrounds, the Y is committed to nurturing everyone's potential in spirit, mind and body. No one is turned away membership due to the inability to pay. Serving Los Angeles since 1882, the LA Y is comprised of 26 branches and three resident camps that stretch across 150 miles of Los Angeles County. Through unique programs and services, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles serves nearly a half million individuals each year. For more information, visit ymcaLA.org.
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SOURCE YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles