Mayor Todd Gloria at present outlined his “Summer for All of Us’” initiative as a part of his proposed finances, supposed to create extra recreation alternatives for youth in traditionally underserved communities, increase youth employment and guarantee youth are higher arrange for fulfillment.
“As we move into recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s vitally important we engage and provide support to our youth which is exactly what this initiative is designed to do,” Gloria mentioned. “By providing young people access to engaging programming that connects them to opportunities that promote physical activity, learning and employment, we are setting them up for success in our city.”
As designed in his proposed $4.6 billion finances, the initiative will:
- Create packages to assist kids and households participate in actions at libraries and recreation facilities in historically underserved communities
- Invest $1 million within the Connect2Careers workforce growth program to bolster youth employment
- Invest $500,000 to reinforce library youth programming
- Continue and increase the “SDAccess4All” initiative that goals to shut the digital divide by growing Internet and know-how entry
- Invest $400,000 in youth programming supporting equitable entry to leisure alternatives at 16 recreation facilities, three park venues and 5 aquatic places in underserved areas
- Invest $250,000 for paid internships with the Parks and Recreation Department by the Summer Youth Environmental and Recreation Corps Program
“This funding will help staff recreation centers, aquatic centers and park ranger programs providing more opportunities for families to recreate this summer,” said Andy Field, San Diego Parks and Recreations director. “The initiative will also fund community organizations supporting youth employment and scholarship opportunities and provides young adults in their late teens and early twenties the opportunity to acquire valuable life and leadership skills that will help them secure important work experience either at the city or in a future career.”
The San Diego Parks Foundation and San Diego County have dedicated to partnering with town by allocating funding to provide households summer season programming and encourage them to “come play outside.”
The full finances proposal will be discovered at (*7*).