Rochester YMCA offering 400 free passes to high schoolers

The passes will be for the summer from June 1st to August 31st.

Posted: May 29, 2019 11:47 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- 400 high school students will receive free passes to the Rochester YMCA this summer thanks to their Get Summer program.

From June 1st to August 31st these teens will have full access to the club. The program will serve up to 10,400 youth through the state of Minnesota, making it easier for teens to live healthier and more active summer lifestyles.

Registration is open now through June 14th, or until 400 students have memberships.

Not only is the summer program keeping kids healthy, it’s keeping them out of trouble. The Rochester Police Department tells KIMT News 3 they’re excited about the program offering kids a safe place to hang out during the long summer days. “In the Summer with nicer weather, more people outside, schools out, calls for service to the police department increase. Of course not all of that increase can be attributed to the youth not being in school. It is fair to say that our calls for service involving youth increase during the summer months. Having a safe, fun, social place, like the YMCA, for youth to gather in the summer is a positive thing for both the youth and our community. By providing safe, fun and social activities for youth during the summer months, it provides less opportunity for those youth to find less productive and potentially criminal activity to be involved with.“

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 25°
Albert Lea
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 28°
Austin
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 28°
Charles City
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 29°
Rochester
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 22°
Mild weekend. Snow Tuesday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sean Weather 2/22

Image

Sports Overtime highlights part two

Image

Hayfield High School Donkey Basketball

Image

Sports Overtime highlights part one

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 2/21

Image

Finkenauer town hall

Image

Vets need your help with transportation

Image

Youth talk tough topics

Image

Coronavirus Local Business Impact

Image

Beyond the Badge program

Community Events