United Way Grants $11,880 to Kokomo Family YMCA
KOKOMO, IN / PRESS RELEASE – United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ Board of Directors has announced an $11,880 grant to help fund the Early Learning Center, a program through Kokomo Family YMCA.
Donations given through the Annual Fundraising Campaign, both individually and through workplace campaigns make this grant possible. United Ways’ donors make it possible for children age’s birth to five to receive care, learn kindergarten readiness skills through curriculum and have a safe space to develop friendships.
“The YMCA Early Learning Center provides vital support and educational opportunities for families with children ages 0-5 because we know the road to successful education begins early,” said Pam Richard, YMCA Early Learning Director. “By preparing children and families for successful kindergarten transitions, the Y can foster achievement, build relationships, and instill a sense of belonging in our children. This funding is critical for our continued success.”
The YMCA Early Learning Center offers a high-quality learning space to encourage children to learn and develop through curriculum-based activities that work on academic and arts enrichment. The early learning center also works to strengthen and support families, provides a safe and caring environment as well as opportunities for children to learn through socialization, exploration, choice and creative play.
“Preparing our community’s youngest citizens for their future is an important task,” said Libby O’Brien, United Way’s Interim Executive Director. “We are grateful that our donors help support the YMCA’s Early Learning Center so that the program can continue to provide high-quality learning that develops the minds of our children and sets them up for success later in life.”