Youth Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is available for children up to 18 years old, who are interested in participating in Meridian Parks and Recreation activities.
Families residing within the City of Meridian can receive assistance for up to 80% of an activity or membership fee, for a maximum of $200.00 per year/ per child.
To be eligible, families must be receiving assistance through one or more of the following programs:
- Free or Reduced School Lunch
- Food Stamps
- Energy Assistance
- Other assistance
The Care Enough to Share application must be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the activity or membership start date OR two weeks prior to the release of an Activity Guide, whichever occurs first.
Documentation that the applicant is involved in one of the assistance programs is required and must be provided with application.
Parents/Guardians will need to fill out the residency information, what type of assistance they are receiving and in which class, if known, they would like to enroll their child.
Once a child has been approved for financial assistance, a child’s spot in a class/activity is only secured by paying the remaining class registration fees and tax. Registrations can be only be made in person or over the phone and are not available through our online registration site.
The Care Enough To Share application form must be filled out at least once per calendar year and must be submitted with proof of need. Documentation must remain current to receive financial assistance.
The Meridian Parks and Recreation Activity Guide includes all class listings currently available for enrollment.
Access our Activity Guide at: meridiancity.org/activityguide.
If you have any further questions, call the Meridian Parks and Recreation office at (208) 888-3579.