Smiley invites community to Eat, Play, Learn

Community members attended the Summer Opportunities Fair. (Ethan Lopez/WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Mayor Brett Smiley invited Providence students and their families to sign up for summer programs at the Summer Opportunities Fair this weekend.

Smiley was joined by Superintendent Javier Montañez at the Providence Career and Technical Academy Saturday to provide information about the relaunched EAT, PLAY, LEARN PVD program.

Sign-ups are available online and cost $5 a week.

Providence will be offering youth 1,175 slots to sports camps, 690 slots to day camps and 70 slots to specialty boating and biking camps, Smiley said.

In addition, the free summer learning program will run Monday through Friday from July 10 to Aug. 17. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and eligible students will have access to free transportation.

Finally, the Providence Recreation and Parks Departments will be offering summer employment opportunities for local youths, and families can learn more about the One Providence for Youth summer employment opportunities that start at $15 an hour.

“There are so many great opportunities this summer at our recreation centers, summer camps and local community partners,” Smiley said. ” I want to encourage everyone to sign up online and to join us on Saturday at the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about our many free and low-cost opportunities.”

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