$15,000 Grant To Support Area Youth

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The YMCA of Rock River Valley has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Glenn E. Thiel Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

The grant will be used in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Head Start Collaborative Mentorship Program, run by the Community Outreach YMCA. The mission of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

“The grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois will give us additional resources to further our mission and continue to give area youth the support they need,” said Executive Director, Tabatha Endres-Cruz, Community Outreach YMCA.

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