Connecting Kids program offers assistance for out-of-school activity costs

Connecting Kids program offers assistance for out-of-school activity costs

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — It’s that time of year for kids to start participating in out-of-school activities and a local organization is offering assistance for activity costs.

The Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Connecting Kids Program provides scholarships to children in grades K-12 in Blue Earth, Nicollet, Le Sueur and Waseca counties. Scholarships can cover 50% to 70% of registration costs for an activity of the student’s choice.

“We have over 30 partnership programs that we can scholarship into. So, we have a lot of options for kids. Everything from swimming lessons to summer camp, dance, gymnastics, right now soccer and baseball are very popular,” Connecting Kids Coordinator Jenny Stratton said.

Children that qualify for free or reduced lunch meal programs qualify for the available assistance.

For more information or to apply, click here.

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