The Simi Valley Family YMCA received a $20,000 grant from the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation. The funds will provide financial assistance to low income children so they can attend the Y's afterschool childcare program.
Online PR News – 27-February-2011 – – Contacts:
Simi Valley Family YMCA
Rumbaugh Public Relations
For Immediate Release: February 25, 2011
Simi Valley YMCA Receives $20,000 Grant from Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation
SIMI VALLEY, CALIF.--The Simi Valley Family YMCA received a $20,000 grant from the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation. The funds will provide financial assistance to low income children so they can attend the Y's afterschool childcare program.
"We never turn any child or any family away from our programs because of an inability to pay," says Dan Jaeger, executive director of the Simi Y. "The funding will help children attend our childcare programs on the campuses of Berylwood, Abraham Lincoln and Santa Suzanna Elementary Schools. These schools have the most children in need out of the 12 licensed afterschool childcare sites we operate in Simi Valley."
The Simi Valley YMCA serves 450 children in grades kindergarten through sixth. The Y's afterschool childcare program encourages positive youth development by addressing the mental, physical, spiritual and social needs of each child. "Our staff uses creative projects to enhance learning that focus on academics, health and nutrition, cultural awareness, social skills and positive values," says Jaeger. "Children learn the four principles of character development: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our program is critical for working parents who could not otherwise afford afterschool care."
The Harriet H. Samuelson Foundation supports organizations that improve the health, education, guidance and welfare of children and adolescents in Ventura County.
For more information about the Simi Valley Family YMCA childcare program, contact Stacey Huff, at 805-583-5338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.