The popular Summer Youth Sports Program (SYSP), housed in the UNM College of Education's Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences, returns this summer. The program, titled "Healthy U at the U," is designed as an activity-based program open to all youngsters ages 8 – 14.

Managed by UNM alumnus and former Lobo football player Stacy Washington, the low-cost program is a healthy, safe, fun summer camp primarily for children whose families cannot afford paid summer care. It helps children and adolescents, many from high crime neighborhoods, make positive lifestyle choices and offers an alternative to being out on the streets during summer break.

The program features activities such as basketball, dance, flag football, jump rope, rugby, soccer, volleyball, science, swimming and cooperative games. 

The program runs four weeks beginning Monday, June 6 and ending Friday, July 1. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

Registration dates are Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Johnson Center. The cost is $25 per child. Bus service will be provided during session dates. Schedules will be available at registration.

For more information, visit UNM Summer Youth Sports Program: 'A Healthy U at the U' or call (505) 277-5151.

To dontate to the program, visit Summer Youth Sports Program.