Vancouver recreation programs awarded $425,000 to fuel summer youth activities

Vancouver Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services was awarded up to $425,000 from the Summer Experiences and Enrichment for Kids (SEEK) Fund to expand summer recreation opportunities for Vancouver area youth.

Funds will come from the Summer Experiences and Enrichment for Kids Fund to expand summer recreation opportunities for Vancouver area youth

VANCOUVER – Vancouver Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services was awarded up to $425,000 from the Summer Experiences and Enrichment for Kids (SEEK) Fund to expand summer recreation opportunities for Vancouver area youth. 

The 2022 SEEK funds will support three summer programs that create safe, supportive and equitable recreation opportunities for K-12 youth:

  • Summer Day Camps
  • Youth Sports Camps and Clinics
  • Urban Youth Leadership Program

The purpose of the SEEK Fund is to increase access to quality, outdoor summer programming for youth and communities who have historically been underserved and who have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Safe outdoor recreation opportunities are so important to the physical, mental and emotional health of young people,” said Recreation Manager David Perlick. “This SEEK funding will allow us to expand these programs and serve more youth and families in our community.” 

The SEEK Fund is made possible through federal funds distributed to the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) under the American Rescue Plan Act. In collaboration with the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and the Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA), OSPI will provide over $10 million for 2022 summer programs to over 70 parks and recreation agencies across the state. 

Learn more about Vancouver Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programming at www.VanParksRecCulture.org

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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