The Yankton City Commission has approved moving forward with the Guppy Grant program which aims to help people who have difficulty affording a pass for the new Huether Family Aquatic Center to be able to do so.
Mayor Nathan Johnson says the idea for the program began with a challenge from former Sioux Falls Mayor and Yankton native Mike Huether.
Johnson says the program is a community-wide effort involving municipal government, private individuals and the Yankton Boys and Girls Club.
Johnson says there will be a number of benefits for area residents from utilizing the new aquatic center.
Johnson says one way for people to support the Guppy Grant program is to purchase season passes that are donated to young people who cannot afford them.