Courtesy: Sun Metro
For the fifth consecutive year, Sun Metro is teaming up with non-profit organizations to provide youth with free transportation during the summer months.
The Kids on the Go! Summer Youth Transportation program will offer the free bus rides to qualifying youths from June 1 through August 31, 2019 through qualifying nonprofit organizations that provide summer programs for local children.
“Over the years with an increase in participation, Sun Metro provides transit for the youth of our community allowing them to stay active and busy with out-of-school time activities this summer,” said Sun Metro Director Jay Banasiak.
Together with United Way of El Paso County, and agencies participating in this initiative the program helps kids find constructive and educational ways to spend their time.
“Our United Way works to ensure that children have access to quality out-of-school time programs that support year-round learning, but we recognize that not all children in our community have the means to get to a summer program,” said United Way President & CEO Deborah Zuloaga. “By partnering with Sun Metro, we’re able to break transportation barriers and connect agencies and children to this helpful resource.”
Sun Metro will provide information to interested children and offer transportation to attend their favorite summer program. Select agencies are currently enrolling youth in the program.
For a complete list of participating agencies visit Sun Metro’s Programs and Annual Events section.
Youth between the ages of 6 to 18 years who are enrolled in summer programs from non-profit agencies participating in this initiative are eligible for the free passes.
Children under the age of 12 will receive a distinguished pass to allow for a companion, over the age 12, to ride with the child free of charge. Children under the age of 5 always ride for free.