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Our funding has been wide-spread with the Boys and Girls Club – 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.
STEM Scouts will be offered for the first time in Richmond. This stand-alone program provides experimental STEM activities for boys and girls in grades 3-12 through a combination of after-school meetings, monthly outings, field trips, and an interactive mobile laboratory.
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.
Cope Environmental Center
Our family has supported school programs where students of all ages can become engaged in the environment through observation and experimentation. Because of Cope’s proven successful programming, we joined the Quigg Family Foundation to make a joint multi-year gift in support of a multi-purpose facility and classroom space to continue their wonderful environmental education. This Sustainable Environmental Center will be certified under the Living Building Challenge. Currently, only seven building in the United States hold this certification.
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 assists in increasing staff and hours to better provide services to the girls.
Our funding has provided scholarships and financial assistance for 9 sports programs and after-school care to youth and families through the Building Strong Kids Campaign. When it became necessary for the Y to move to a new facility, our funding strengthened the security of the building for families and children.
Other organizations we have supported:
We have supported the Parents as Teachers program because of board members’ personal experiences with this wonderful organization and the powerful help that it can provide, especially to first-time parents.
We supported the production of The Hundred Dresses, part of the Ripple Effect Literacy Project.
We provided support to the Grant Funding Program which encourages and sponsors student-led community projects. We also partnered with YAR to bring Youth Philanthropy training to Wayne County.