Friends of Rutherford Pool values making sure the pool accessible to everyone who wants to enjoy it, especially children/youth. Though we do rely on gate fees, pass purchases and paid lessons to keep the pool operating, we do raise money each year for families with need to request scholarships or partial scholarships.

Already, with the pool opened just one week, we have given out free pool passes and lessons across Ypsilanti Community Schools, the Ypsilanti Library and have been able to grant over 30 requests for families that have applied for scholarships.