Last summer, the Summer Learning Network was able to negotiate a large number of free group Muni passes for Summer Learning Network members for field trips, with the assistance of City Attorney Dennis Herrera. This year, Dennis is working hard to help negotiate a repeat of the free Muni passes, but the process is moving slowly and time is getting short, with the school year ending early this year.
You can help by e-mailing and/or calling Muni’s point person, Diana Hammons, and asking her to pass on your message urging Muni to provide the passes for summer youth programs like those serving Bayview/Hunter’s Point youth again this year. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 701-4610. We hope it will help if Muni knows how important these passes are to so many programs serving so many San Francisco children and youth. The passes are invaluable in helping the young people of San Francisco experience summer enrichments to keep their minds growing and thriving all summer. The passes also help programs in the Western Addition team up on group activities that are credited with reducing gang violence in the long run, as young people from different parts of the area get to know each other through summer activities. And through the supervised Muni outings, young people learn stewardship of their city and appropriate behavior on Muni. There are so many benefits – please help remind Muni’s decisionmakers why the passes are so valuable.
For more information, please contact:
Caroline Grannan, Summer Learning Network at email@example.com or visit www.sfsummerlearning.org