YMCA Program Returning is a Big Win for Rockford Teens
Two years ago the YMCA teen outreach program had to close their doors due to lack of funding. Those doors are opening again.
The Outreach program reopened on Tuesday (11/1) and will be covered through June 2017, according to wifr.com.
The YMCA has allocated $130,000 from the year's fiscal budget to be used to restart the program. It will include services like academic support, mentoring, leadership development, and recreation. What a huge win for our community. It is so important for teens to have a place to go where they can feel included, cared for, cultivate new friendships, and get help with subjects in school that they may be struggling with.
Programs like this are a necessity to any community to nurture our youth. Once they are lead astray their futures are destroyed. This is money well spent.