West Broad Street YMCA Awarded $10,000 Grant

The West Broad Street YMCA has received a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. to “support youth programs including daycare center and alternative school.”

“This could not have come at a better time,” says Peter Doliber, Executive Director. “Many of our working families are experiencing cuts in scheduled hours and reductions in other support making it difficult to keep up with the costs of childcare. We have been very worried because we are seeing families elect to have their older grade and middle school children care for the younger children while the parents are working. With these funds we will now be able to offer additional partial scholarships to families for our early learning center, summer camp, and after school programs.”

The grant will also be used to help offset costs incurred by the West Broad Street YMCA in its partnership programs with the Savannah Chatham Public School System, including Project Success, a school alternative for middle school students on short term suspension allowing them to continue with their school work while receiving assistance with character development, conflict resolution, and communication skills.

The West Broad Street YMCAis Heritage Y, one of 6 remaining in the country. It serves all of downtown Savannah with children and family services including a licensed early learning center, free state funded pre-k program, before and after school programs, GED programming in partnership with Savannah Technical College, an organic community garden, workout facility, aerobics, swimming, gymnasium, and many enrichment programs.

For more information contact Peter Doliber at 912 233-1951 or wbsymca@gmail.com.

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