United Way and Sun Metro partner to offer free bus passes to El Paso Youth

El Paso, TX (June 19, 2017) – For the third year in a row, United Way of El Paso County and Sun Metro have partnered to carry out the summer youth transportation program, Kids on the Go!

Kids on the Go! is an initiative meant to help increase participation in out-of-school time activities by alleviating possible transportation barriers youth might have.  Through the program, youth enrolled in a participating summer program are eligible to receive a free pass that allows them to ride Sun Metro buses for free. Last year, nearly 700 youth used the passes a total of 5,733 times throughout the summer months.

Any 501c3 nonprofit, city and county department, and local school district are eligible to receive free bus passes for youth (ages 6-18 years old) enrolled in their summer programs. Children 6-12 years old must have an accompanying adult who will also be provided a free pass. Passes are valid from June 1 to August 31, 2017.

Parents who would like a bus pass for their child must have their child enrolled in a participating program by a participating agency which currently includes:

  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Center Against Sexual and Family Violence
  • El Paso Center for Children
  • El Paso Parks and Recreation
  • El Paso Public Library
  • House of Hope
  • Latinitas
  • Museum of Cultural Affairs Department
  • Project Bravo
  • Project Vida
  • Reynolds Home
  • Salvation Army
  • YWCA El Paso

Agencies interested in offering participants access to this summer transportation option can contact United Way for more information.

Media Contact: Elizabeth Gamez, Marketing & Communications Manager, (915) 533-2434 ext. 222. 

Program Contact: Adriana Manriquez, Community Engagement Coordinator, (915) 533-2434 ext. 228.