YMCA Offering Free Teen Memberships this Summer
Prince George, B.C. – The YMCA of Northern BC is doing what it can to encourage healthy living this summer.
The non-profit has announced starting June 15, teens aged 13-18 can get a free YMCA Teen Summer Membership.
The inspiration for the free pass was the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth which showed only nine per cent of youth under age 18 are getting the recommended 60 minutes of active play each day.
The report links inactivity to poor and too little sleep, noting that over 40 per cent of 16-17-year olds are not getting enough winks on weekdays
The memberships will be valid until August 31, 2017. To sign-up, teens can visit the YMCA of Northern BC at 2020 Massey Drive with a parent or guardian and photo ID.