(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Eric Snow Family YMCA in downtown Canton is offering free summer youth memberships.

The YMCA says its Safe Summer Membership Program will provide 150 qualified youth, grades 4 – 8, with a free membership to the Eric Snow Family YMCA from June 3rd through August 30th.

The program is partially funded by Stark Community Foundation funds.

Officials say the program will feature more structured programming for youth this year thanks to generous donations from YMCA members, partnerships with other community organizations, and grants from local organizations.

The free membership entitles youth to participate in all the fun activities the Y has to offer in the summer, from recreational activities and nutrition education to crafts, dance and career exploration.

Registration runs through June 29th.

Get an application here, by stopping by the YMCA at 420 3rd Street NW or by calling 330-458-2403.