[MONROE COUNTY, June 17, 2021] – The YMCA of South Florida received a $4,500 Community Investment Grant from the United Way of Collier and the Keys to support financial assistance for children in afterschool programming for 2021-2022 school year.
With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y afterschool programs provide a variety of programmatic and activity options for students to explore and develop their interests and talents.
“Thanks to the United Way of Coller and the Keys, Upper Keys YMCA Program Center will be able to continue to provide safe, quality afterschool care for 45 youth in Monroe County,” said Sheryl A . Woods, president and CEO, YMCA of South Florida. “Both United Way and the YMCA believe it is important to nurture the potential of our youth by providing positive environment and opportunities.”
One focus of the United Way of Collier and the Keys is supporting educational or positive behavioral compenents like afterschool programs with varied programming that includes music, academisc, athletics, and more, for vulnerable children in the coomunity.
About the YMCA of South Florida
The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day, the Y works hard to build healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities through over 200 afterschool, preschool, special needs, sports, camp and youth programs, family centers, and senior health outreach sites. To learn more, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org, connect on Facebook or Twitter, or call a Y near you.