This past summer my YMCA hosted two new programs, housed out of the Bedford Library.
For the entire summer we provided free breakfast to anyone under the age of 18, giving out over 1000 meals to local kids in our community. Getting your next meal can be a huge problem for children during the summer time because they don't have access to the free or reduced meals at their school and our YMCA helped fill that gap!
For 6 weeks this summer, we also hosted a summer literacy program for rising 1st graders. This free program allowed these children daily learning opportunities with a certified teacher and also gave them the option to participate in our Summer Day Camp program following the 2.5 hours of literacy in the morning.
Thanks for any support you can give us to continue and expand these programs so that all children in our community have the chance to learn, grow and thrive!