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Birth to Five
It was exciting to upgrade technology for Birth to Five this year allowing their staff to work more efficiently and effectively as they help children in their early years of development! B25 helps families through home visits, developmental screenings, play groups and support. Programming is free to families through the generosity of community donations- we are proud to join this effort!
Our funding has been wide-spread with the Boys and Girls Club spanning 18 years – from a capital campaign, to support of a new program in Hagerstown, Indiana, to general support and maintenance. At four different sites as well as Camp Guy, the impact of the Club is far-reaching, servicing approximately 2500 youth per year and 700 youth daily.
Communities in Schools of Wayne County, IN
Our funding supports site coordinators who work in almost every school system in Wayne County as well as a drop-out prevention program. According to studies, every $1 invested in CISWC creates $14.50 of economic benefit for the county.
A gem in the community, Girls Inc. of Wayne County provides after-school and summer programming for over 100 girls annually. In addition, Girls Inc. serves around 2,000 youth in the Preventing Adolescent Programming school-based outreach annually, with a daily for-credit course at Richmond High School featuring peer education. Our support over the past few years has focused on helping Girls Inc. create a new home for the girls on the southeast side of town. Once again, we partnered with Quigg Fund to deepen the impact.
K-Ready provides free books to children 0-5 through “Read to Me 20”. Of the 4,000 children in Wayne Co under age five, 3,000 do not have access to viable day care or pre-school. 37% of children arrive at kindergarten without the skills necessary for lifetime learning. K-Ready is currently serving approximately 1,500 of the at-risk population with their free book program. The Foundation is proud to be providing funds to add more children to the list of recipients!
Stage One provides education theatre for young actors through four annual productions. Our financial support covers production costs, including costumes, props, and performance rights. We are also supporting Teen Night, a program that helps connect teens with each and the theater!