City develops programs to keep kids busy this summer

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by WHAS11 editors

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Posted on May 27, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 5:47 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The city of Louisville is making plans to keep kids and teenagers occupied this summer.

There will be sports programs, hot meals served, art contests and musical performances  at Louisville parks and community centers.

Kids will also be able to use a Cultural Pass that will allow them visit local attractions and museums for free all summer long. Click here to find out how you can get a Cultural Pass.

The goal of the pass is to extend learning outside the classroom, stimulate creative thinking and help improve academic achievement.

The city said they hope the programs help kids get engaged in activities that will prevent another round of violence like we saw Downtown in March.

“We have talked to young folks, we have asked them, we have surveyed them, we've met with them. We've met with some of them have been involved in not so great things in the community and we've said what do you want and so this is what we think they want this is what they've said they want. So we think we are going to have a great turnout this summer,” Sadiqua Reynolds, chief community builder, said.

The city is also offering 2,000 jobs to teens and young adults this summer. If you know someone between the ages of 16-21 they can apply for a job at Kentuckiana Works or click here for more info.

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