As life moves toward whatever normal will be, opportunities for our youth are opening up. These programs can be fun and enriching. I am grateful all our youth can have access; I just want to make sure the word gets out that assistance is available for those families who need it.
The Park District of Oak Park, Oak Park and River Forest High School, and Oak Park & River Forest Townships offer financial assistance to enable community youth to participate in activities and/or programs they are financially unable to access. This can ensure that summer programs and camps are available to all families (not just the privileged).
For more information:
- Park District of Oak Park: http://www.pdop.org/registration/scholarships/
- OPRF High School Summer Sports Camps: contact Courtney Sakellaris 708-434-3500
- Oak Park/River Forest Townships (through the agency offering the program): https://oakparktownship.org/?wpdmdl=7426&ind=1620069287569
The wealth of opportunities in our communities are why families want to live here and should be accessible to all.
Valerie Lester, Oak Park