This is the second summer for Cache Valley Unplugged, a program designed to give bored children something constructive, yet fun to do during summer months. It started with Hyrum Mayor Stephanie Miller.
She says it involves motivation based on a reward mechanism. She says local businesses sponsor an activity or “brag badge.”
“It gets kids out and doing activities, together with their families, to help them to have ideas of things to do in the summer,” Miller explains. “At the same time it supports local businesses. Local businesses sponsor the different activities.
“When you do those activities you go to those businesses and they will give you what is called a ‘brag badge.’ They are collectible. Then you attach that to your lanyard. If you didn’t receive one at school you can get one at the Cache Chamber of Commerce.”
The mayor says last year’s Unplugged program was extremely successful.