YMCA Helping Eligible Children with No-Cost Programs
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The YMCA of Youngstown has partnered with Mahoning County Job and Family Services for a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Grant through Sept. 30, 2022 for Mahoning County Families in need.
Those at 200% of federal poverty level for households with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and non-custodial parents with students in kindergarten through 12th grade can participate in YMCA programs at no cost.
Olivia Murphy, YMCA of Youngstown Central Branch youth and teen director, says it’s important for those eligible to get signed up for this program – helping these young people with a support system.
“It’s really important to the entire family just as much as the community that we’re taking care of these kids and trying to get them exposed to a lot more,” she says.
For more information on this program, click HERE or call 330 744 8411.
“I was one of those kids growing up, so I was in a low-income house growing up and just to see programs like this offer to the Y for people who can’t normally come down and literally get in pretty much all our programs,” says D’Aundray Brown, YMCA of Youngstown diversity, equity and inclusion officer; and sports and recreation director. “I just think it’s a blessing and it’s what the YMCA is all about.”
Pictured: D’Aundray Brown, YMCA of Youngstown diversity, equity and inclusion officer; and sports and recreation director; and Central Branch Youth and Teen Director Olivia Murphy.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.