PUEBLO – Pueblo’s District 60 students are settling into the new school year and a whole new schedule. This is the first year that students are on a four day a week schedule leaving many parents figuring out something for their students to do on Fridays and some programs have the answer!
One program available to the students is a program called “Friday’s at the Y.” It’s open to District 60 and 70 students on Fridays.
The interactive Friday program offers educational opportunities, field trips, crafts, and rock wall climbing among other activities. Of course, a fan favorite among the students is the swimming pool!
“I like going here because whenever it’s winter there’s an indoor pool, so we get to go swimming,” said 7th grader Olivia Pena-Johnson.
“We try to invest our time into the kids and make sure we know everybody individually, so it’s not just a kid or a number. We know your child, their allergies, whats going on at home, their likes, their dislikes so we’re very invested in the kids,” said Megan Patterson with the Pueblo Y.M.C.A.
Fridays at the Y is open to students from 5-12 years old. There is a cost, but scholarships are available. Some of the other Friday programs open to students this year include the El Pueblo History museum and the Pueblo Library.
There are a dozen different programs for students to be involved with on Friday’s. Click here for a list of activities.