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September 26, 2013
 

Hartford Y Receives $5,000 Grant

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Written by: marvin
The Wilson Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center received a $5000 grant in support of the YMCA Teen Incentive Program. At the presentation were from left to right Clinton Hamilton, Executive Director, Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center; Sheryl McQuade, Senior Vice President, Commercial Regional Leader at Berkshire Bank; and James Morton, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Hartford.

The Wilson Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center received a $5000 grant in support of the YMCA Teen Incentive Program. At the presentation were from left to right Clinton Hamilton, Executive Director, Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center; Sheryl McQuade, Senior Vice President, Commercial Regional Leader at Berkshire Bank; and James Morton, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Hartford.

“Kids and families throughout Hartford are building a stronger future through participation in the programs offered at the Wilson-Gray YMCA. Berkshire Bank has just recently come to our neighborhood– and we are grateful that they have chosen to support the Y as one of its community initiatives. Berkshire Bank’s support of this innovative program helps individual kids develop leadership skills, and  improves the quality of life for participants’ neighbors, families and friends,” said James Morton, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford.

“We are so pleased to support this important program, which is helping to shape our leaders of tomorrow,” said Lori Gazzillo, assistant director of the Berkshire Bank Foundation. “We are proud to be a member of the greater Hartford region and are committed to supporting organizations that create positive change in the communities we serve. We applaud the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center for their work in this effort, and we’re pleased to be a partner.”

Students attend Y-TIP programs two days per week and commit to a minimum of one hour of community service monthly. Participants are also encouraged to participate in other YMCA programs and to visit and use the YMCA facilities every day.

Y-TIP features a work-study component consisting of a 10-hour workforce readiness training program, a four-week non-paid pre-internship and an eight-week round of paid summer internships. At the end of this work experience, students will receive a certificate of completion that they can attach to a résumé when applying for future employment.

Teens participating in Y-TIP also receive free YMCA memberships if they maintain good grades and participate in community service and self-improvement programs.



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