Seven middle and high school gymnasiums in Duval County will be open to kids starting the second week of July.
Duval School Board Chairman Cheryl Grimes says the so-called Summer Safe Gyms program is part of the district’s effort to keep young people out of trouble when they’re not in school.
“We basically don't want our kids roaming the streets, looking for something to do over the summer,” Grimes said. “We want them to be focused. We want them to be active and certainly opening the gyms gives them an opportunity to give them a place to go to.”