The Pittsfield Family YMCA announces the start date of July 7 for the YMCA Marilyn Hamilton Literacy Program, in collaboration with the St. John’s Lodge #10.

Held at Pitt Park, the program will serve those children who live in the Westside and Morningside neighborhoods. Activities include literacy curriculum, sports activities and educational field trips. There is no cost for children to participate.

The program starts July 7 and will meet five hours a day, four days per week until the end of summer.

Information: Jenna at (413) 499-7650, ext. 45.