PEORIA (25News Now) – The Greater Peoria YMCA received a grant from Ameren Illinois to support three of the organization’s community outreach initiatives.
The $4,000 will help the YMCA’s water safety program, junior high academic enrichment program and a collaborative mobile recreation program in partnership with the Peoria Park District.
The water safety program is Safety Around Water that teaches children important skills on how to be safe around water and to build confidence and reduce drowning.
Historically a summer program, SAW will expand year-round starting this fall.
The junior high program is Teen REACH, a free youth development program aimed at increasing academic achievement and development of life skills.
The collaborative mobile recreation program is Y on the Fly/PPD on the Go! which s designed to engage youth and senior residents in low-income neighborhoods in physical activity.
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