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City Offering Free Summer Activities For Wichita Kids And Teens

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The City of Wichita has launched a new summer enrichment program for local kids and teens.

Kids ages 7 through 17 can join SayYES!, which offers various free activities around Wichita. The program includes free bus rides, access to swimming pools, golf and foot golf, and free breakfasts and lunches at locations across town:

  • Free lunches are available for youth ages 18 and under through Aug. 4. Lunch will be served from 12-12:30 p.m. and snacks from 4 - 4:30 p.m. each weekday at Colvin Elementary, 2820 S. Roosevelt
  • Breakfast will be served from 9:30-10:00 a.m. and an afternoon snack from 4 - 4:30 p.m. at Evergreen Recreation Center, 2700 N. Woodland
  • Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until noon at the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St. (Source: City of Wichita)

The Wichita public Library is also forgiving outstanding library fees for children as a way to encourage reading.
Wichita City Councilwoman Lavonta Williams said in a statement that the pilot program is “an investment in the future of our city.”

Program passes can be picked up at no cost at the Wichita Transit Center downtown. A parent or guardian must be present to get a pass. The free activities run through Aug. 31.

SayYES! is a collaboration between the Wichita Public Library, Wichita Transit, Wichita Park and Recreation and the Housing and Community Services department.

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