Plant City Kiwanis
Currently, there are only six public playgrounds in Plant City. This new playground will allow families a safe and fun place for their kids to grow and explore. While the median income in Plant City is $54,349, five of the seven elementary schools that serve Plant City are Title I schools. All seven serve a high number of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, averaging 84% of students at these schools.
Each year, more than 1,100 kids participate in youth development programming at the Plant City Family YMCA. These experiences cultivate values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. A playground at the Plant City YMCA would allow for kids to be in a safe and fun environment while being physically active. Additionally, it would allow them to develop social skills as they interact with other children. We have children and families of all types attending our YMCA programs and proudly serve every family coming through our doors. There are limited “play” opportunities in the surrounding area open to the community and this would be a great resource for our community.