The Friends of San Juan National Historic Site proudly support SJNHS's second consecutive year of the "Every Kid in a Park" program!

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We are proud to announce that we have received a generous grant from the national park foundation to provide transportation for students from all over the island.

That's right, the National Park Foundation, the official charitable organization of America’s national parks, has provided the Friends organization with a generous grant to help San Juan National Historic Site successfully achieve its mission to get all fourth-graders to visit the park for free!

Every Kid in a Park is part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them. The program, now entering its second year, is a call to action for children to experience America’s spectacular outdoors, rich history and culture. 

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MORE ABOUT THE GRANT

The grant is part of the Foundation’s Open Outdoors for Kids program. This grant was obtained with the assistance of the Friends of San Juan National Historic Site and, along with other funding, allows the Park to pay for the transportation costs associated with getting fourth-graders here to San Juan. In fact, 6,000 kids have already participated in the program - some came from as far away as Cabo Rojo and Vieques. This year, we hope to get the other 30,000+ kids here! 

The Every Kid in a Park pass is valid for a full calendar year starting September 1. The pass grants free entry for fourth graders and up to three accompanying adults.

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Our goal at San Juan National Historic Site is to continue working with our partners the Department of Education and Friends of San Juan National Historic Site reach every fourth grader in Puerto Rico. We estimate 40,000 students among public and private schools and home-schoolers. There is so much to discover at San Juan National Historic Site, and we’re excited to welcome fourth graders and their families for a second year to take advantage of this great program.
— SJNHS Superintendent, Walter J. Chavez

Want to help us reach out to more than 30,000 fourth-grade students and their teachers? Send us a message or make a donation!


All photography provided by volunteers, National Park staff, and "Friends" members.