The #areuin? Card Program was started to give our region’s students on the Free & Reduced Lunch Program access to other programs, services and goods that they might typically not have access to due to financial constraints. The program partners with local organizations to offer free or significantly reduced memberships, services and/or goods to these vetted students.
The desired outcome of this program is to give financially disadvantaged youth the same opportunity as their peers with financial means, without having to experience the stigma of going through the red tape to be eligible for the programs and services our partners offer. Streamlining the verification process is important as it reduces the stigma and social barriers to accessing a number of programs such as sports, arts and other community initiatives.
Of the 500+ SAU16 students reached
165 signed up for the #areuin? Card (30%)
60% Boys, 40% Girls
40% Elementary, 30% Middle, 30% High