The Fayette Citizen-News Page

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

YMCA gets grant for summer program

The Fayette Family YMCA has received a $5,000 JCPenney Out-of-School grant to serve more youths in its summer programs.

The programs ensure that young people are engaged productively during the "danger zone," when parents are working.

More than 850 YMCAs submitted grant proposals seeking funding through the company's program, now in its second year, and 400 received grants totaling $2 million.

"We're excited about receiving a JCPenney Out-of-School grant," said Pam Young, executive director of the Fayette Y. "This funding will enable us to reach out and proactively engage more than 1,000 youths and teens in the Leaders-in-Training, Counselor-in-Training, summer day camp and swim programs," she said.

In 2001, YMCAs celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the first Y in Boston. Today, YMCAs are the nation's largest nonprofit service organization, serving 17.5 million members.

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