WHAT AGE GROUP DOES SYAL SERVE?
Programs serve children and teens. Most activities include youth between the ages of 6-17. The Teen Driver Challenge is for licensed or permitted drivers ages 15-19. Check the criteria on the registration forms, as well as the website, for your child.
ARE ONLY AT-RISK YOUTH INVITED TO PARTICIPATE?
No, the goal of SYAL is to prevent Lee County youth degradation, keeping them away from inherent boredom which can lead to adverse activities. SYAL also instills confidence in youth participation through supporting interaction with deputies and other adults. The youth also acquire a sense of responsibility and worth.
WHERE DO THE ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?
Activities are held at various locations throughout Lee County to include Lee County and Cape Coral Parks and Recreation facilities such as Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres, William “Bill” Austen Center, as well as the Bonita Springs YMCA and Fort Myers Christian School.
HOW CAN I GET MY CHILD INVOLVED?
Parents can register their children on the website registration form. If no form is present, parents will have to register their children in person at the event site. Call (239) 561-TEEN on registration for the Teen Driver Challenge.