United Way Grants $15,000 to YMCA
KOKOMO, IN / PRESS RELEASE – United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ Board of Directors has announced a $15,000 grant to help fund the Youth and Family program through Kokomo Family YMCA.
Donations given through the Annual Fundraising Campaign, both individually and through workplace campaigns make this grant possible. United Way donors make it possible for the Y to provide youth and family programming that nurtures youth to become thriving adults.
“At the Y, we nurture children to become thriving adults,” said Trish Severns, YMCA CEO. “The United Way funding has afforded the Y the opportunity to expand our program offerings, such as the 7th Grade Initiative, with our partners at FCA and FREE Community Family Events like our Healthy Kids Day. Providing healthy opportunities for families enriches our community and builds stronger families.”
In 2018, the Y gave away over two thousand reduced-price programming and memberships to men, women and children in our community and set a goal to offer all seventh grade students a free membership in 2019 for their 7th Grade Initiative. The Play and Learn Center had more than six thousand visits that engaged children while their parents used the Y’s facility, among many other family-friendly events throughout their calendar year that help to meet the community’s needs of health and wellness.
“We are thankful that our donors help fund the Youth and Family program in our community,” said Jeff Young, Interim President and CEO of United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties. “Programs that focus on family-friendly events and activities are essential to creating a safe and inclusive space where children and adults can learn, grow and thrive together.”