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City's summer youth programs begin

KOB.com Web Staff
May 25, 2018 05:25 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The City of Albuquerque's summer youth programs kicked off Friday morning at the West Mesa Aquatics Center.

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The programs are designed to help kids stay safe and engaged through the summer. They include everything from swimming lessons, sports like tennis and mountain biking, and summer camps at local community centers and the Albuquerque Biopark.

"Every kid deserves a chance to learn, and swim, and laugh, and play and run during the summer, and the city of ABQ is offering all those things to kids this summer," said Dave Simon, director of the Parks and Recreation Department

Albuquerque is pitching in to help kids get to their programs by providing 1,500 youth bus passes. Those passes will be free as part of a pilot program.

Click here to learn more about the bus pass program and what kind of programs your kids can get involved.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY URGES SUN PROTECTION

The American Cancer Society declared Friday Don't Fry Day. The organization held a news conference at aquatic center to remind people about the importance of sunscreen.

Officials say people under age 18 are at particularly high risk for the damages of UV exposure. Lacy Daniel-Miller, who lost her brother to skin cancer, wants to remind everyone to use simple tips to avoid getting the disease.

"The American Cancer Society has a fun way to remember to protect yourself from harmful UV radiation: slip, slop, slap, wrap," she said."

That stands for: slip on a shirt, slop on broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, slap on a hat and wrap on sunglasses.

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