Sports, reading, arts — the idea of the Fun Safe Philly Summer campaign is to offer something for everyone as the city’s youth look for things to do once school lets out.
Mayor Michael Nutter kicked off the campaign Wednesday with help from the Phanatic and Swoop mascots.
“Summer is certainly a time to relax and enjoy a break from school,” Nutter said. “But it is also an invaluable opportunity for our young people to be active and engaged in fun and enriching programming.”
A collaboration of the city’s agencies, the campaign aims to provide some of the services kids typically get in schools, like educational, creative and athletic activities, as well as meals.
Parents are advised that the summer curfew goes into effect once school lets out June 14. Kids 13 and younger must be home by 9 p.m. Fourteen- and 15-year-olds are due in at 10 p.m., and 16- and 17-year-olds have until 11 p.m.