Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and contributors, and special events like the Director’s Youth Scholarship Golf Outing we host throughout the year, South Bend Venues Parks & Arts is proud to offer subsidized rates for the youth in our community. We aim to create a no-barrier experience within each of our programs and special events and although scholarships are based on availability, we try to accommodate as many youth as possible.
To qualify for free and reduced rates throughout the year, youth must be school-aged and a resident of South Bend. Families must show one of the following at the time of registration to represent the financial need: Hoosier Healthwise, Hoosier Works, Medicare or WIC.
Interested in free and reduced rates for ice skating at Howard Park? Find out more information and see if you qualify to the Skate-it-Forward program here.
Donating to the Youth Scholarship Fund
Should you be interested in donating, the VPA Foundation is a 501C3 affiliate with tax-deductible opportunities. Learn more on our VPA Youth Scholarship Donation page.