BGCCA Kids Face Higher Transportation Costs

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

In September 2019, River City Transit raised their rates to bus youth to after school care programs such as the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area and the YMCA. The rates went from $15 per month per family to $2 per day per child.

According to Mary Turner, Capital Area Counseling Services Board Member, many parents are struggling to absorb this additional cost and Capital Area Counseling Services is subsidizing the additional rate hike for now. Not every parent has the ability to leave work to transport their child to a safe after-school program.

Therefore, the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area is participating in Giving Tuesday which is December 3, 2019 to Give Kids a Ride. The Boys & Girls Club promotes good citizenship, healthy lifestyle, and academic achievement. Ninety-seven percent of all Club members nationally will graduate from high school.

American State Bank, Capital Area Counseling Services Board Members, and First National Bank have provided a match to help with transportation costs for our youth.

If you would like to make an online donation to the Boys & Girls of the Capital Area, please click the Donate button here:

You can also call (605) 224-8699, or send a gift to the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area, 117 N. Central, Pierre, South Dakota 57501.

 



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