Cincinnati Recreation Commission Wins 2017 OPRA Governor’s Award
The City of Cincinnati’s Youth 2 Work program (Y2WK), managed by Cincinnati Recreation Commission is the winner of the 8th Annual Governor’s Award for Parks and Recreation, presented by Ohio Parks and Recreation Association.
“This project is an amazing example of the work that parks and recreation professionals do on a daily basis,” said OPRA Executive Director Woody Woodward. “Parks and recreation agencies are involved in improving quality of life in ways that go well beyond what a lot of people think about when they think about parks and recreation. This program provided job training and life skills to nearly 500 Cincinnati area teens who were employed throughout the city last summer. It is the kind of program that can have life-long impacts for the young people who participate.”