Grain Valley’s 4th—7th graders are cordially invited to a series of “Mayor’s Pool Parties” this July as a part of the recently formed Grain Valley Youth Engagement Services (GV YES).
GV YES is a City of Grain Valley initiative, under the direction of a committee of community leaders, with the mission to provide positive experiences and mentorship for the youth of Grain Valley.
Grain Valley School District 4th and 5th graders are invited to a free pool party sponsored by GV YES on Friday, July 12th from 6:00pm—8:30pm at the Grain Valley Aquatic Center. Pizza dinner will be provided, and supervision will be provided by City staff, school district leaders, and high school student leaders.
A separate pool party will be held Friday, July 26th for Grain Valley School District 6th and 7th graders. Pizza and supervision will also be provided at this free event.
Due to occupancy restrictions, only the grades listed for each party are allowed. Parent pick up for both events is no later than 8:30pm.
Online registration for the event can be found at https://bit.ly/2FmdhOW.
Planning for GV YES began in 2017, and the group is in the process of finalizing their organizational structure and program offerings. Mayor Mike Todd is heading the group and is excited to see the response to this initial effort.
“We are really excited about the response that we have received for the pool party. Grain Valley YES has been working really hard on starting up our youth engagement and have some great things coming. These pool parties are just the start. Hopefully, these are as successful as we think they will be and many more activities will come,” Todd said.
The group received a funding boost this past weekend, as the City of Grain Valley beat the City of Blue Springs in the 5th Annual Texas Roadhouse Rib Eat Off on June 29th. In addition to a trophy and bragging rights, the team was awarded $2,000 for the GV YES program.
For more information regarding GV YES, contact Mayor Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Grain Valley brought home the trophy and $2,000 for the Grain Valley YES program at the 5th Annual Texas Roadhouse Rib Eat Off. Grain Valley City staff Mike Myers, Steven Myers, Ray Draper, and Ken Tuttle competed against Blue Springs City staff. Photo credit: City of Grain Valley