. Its “Summer in Memphis” guide details the many free and low-cost
programs that are available to our youth. The guide will be available at
community centers and libraries next week but is already live on our
website, Summer in Memphis
(Click Link to Retrieve). And we’ll be sharing more activities as we learn of them.
You've often heard, Mayor Strickland talk about the importance of intervening in the
lives of young people. Now that school is out, that's even more
important. Mayor Strickland has created several initatives
Community Centers will be hosting summer camps
all season long, but that’s not all of what we’re doing. Our community
centers will be open and accommodating, and thanks to an initiative I’ve
been working on with Interim Police Director Michael Rallings, they
will be safe places. The police officers who had been in our schools are
being reassigned to community centers this summer to ensure safety.
Beyond the camps, the city has a summer meals program at 25 parks; free
greens fees for those 17 and under at our golf courses; free swim
lessons at Ed Rice, Lester, Westwood, Willow, Bickford & Hickory
Hill pools; and there's even a disc golf course where Libertyland once
was at the Fairgrounds. And yes, our pools will open June 11.