The Youth Empowerment Scholarship (YES) fund was established based on the mission of Akron Recreation & Parks to provide fun, safe, and affordable opportunities to enhance quality of life and encourage deeper connections within our community. The City of Akron believes that Akron’s kids should not be denied the benefits of public recreation. Financially-challenged families with children 18 years and younger can apply for YES funds for any fee-based program offered through Akron Recreation & Parks. If eligibility requirements are met, YES funds will assist with a portion of the cost of the program.
YES funds will be available on a first come first serve basis dependent on the amount of funds available. The level of funds awarded will be pre-determined. The applicant will be responsible for any fees above and beyond the amount covered by scholarship funds. The level of support is subject to change on an annual basis.