The City of High Point Human Relations Division has joined forces with the Washington Terrace Park & Pool to provide free swim passes at the pool for eligible children.
Namely, those whose families receive financial assistance or services from the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services.
The passes will go to children aged 2 to16.
According to information provided by the City of High Point on Tuesday, May 9, the city’s Human Relations Division will register families for the passes, but only while supplies last.
The swim passes, which will be valid only at Washington Terrace Park Pool, will be limited to one day a week – Thursdays, from June 8 to August 10.
Also, given the likely demand, the supply may be very constrained. A maximum of 150 passes are available for the program, and are limited to one pass per child, per household.
Passes are non-transferable and cannot be replaced.
High Point residents who qualify for the program can drop by the Human Relations Division office on the second floor of City Hall at 211 S. Hamilton St. in High Point to apply for the passes and to pick them up if approved.
Specifically, to receive passes, children must be residents of High Point and belong to a family that receives some form of Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services assistance such as TANF, EBT, WIC, childcare, Medicaid, etc.
Children aged one and under can also tag along because kids that age receive free entry to the pool.
All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
If some get in free, then we all should. It’s that simple.
This is one path, of many, directing taxpayer money to minorities.