Make a huge splash with the Youth Guidance youngsters at the Good Grades Pool Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Gifford Aquatic Center, 4895 43rdAve. in Vero Beach. This annual event brings together volunteers, teens and children to recognize and reward those enrolled in Youth Guidance for their good and/or improved grades.
Cool off with the kids during a late afternoon of swimming, poolside games and pizza. More than 150 volunteers are needed to celebrate the students’ hard work and enjoy the long days of summer. The party is a great incentive so that the children will strive to do their best in school all year long. Youth will be given accolades for their good (straight A’s or A/B honor roll) and/or improved academics, conduct and attendance. The students with the greatest improvements and straight A’s also will receive other honors including a luncheon sponsored by the Exchange Club of Vero Beach.
In addition, Youth Guidance is holding its Polo Shirt Drive and children will be able to pick up their shirts at the pool party.
To help every child start school with a new shirt, Youth Guidance has its Polo Shirt Drive each year. Polos are accepted until Aug. 9 at the Youth Guidance office, 1028 20th Place, Vero Beach. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Every size (children and adult) is needed. Donations of navy blue or white, long or short-sleeved collared shirts for kids in grades K-12, preferably new and without a logo or emblem, would be appreciated. Donations of gift cards or funds also will be accepted to purchase additional polos for the children in Youth Guidance.
Persons interested in volunteering, donating, or becoming a mentor may visit www.ircyouth.comor call 772-770-5040 for more information.