Shasta Family YMCA Awarded $20,000 Grant for Healthier Schools

The Shasta Family YMCA has received a $20,000 grant that will allow it to enhance its Healthier Schools Initiative.

The grant will help the YMCA to enhance its contemporary group exercise in its three Healthier Students Initiative schools: Bella Vista Elementary, Cypress Elementary and Lassen View Elementary. The program is co-sponsored by the McConnell Foundation and Shasta County Public Health.

Research has shown that contemporary group exercise can be essential in building balance, core strength, agility and posture — all of which can help to improve physical and academic performance.

The Shasta unit was just one of 23 YMCAs across the nation to be awarded a grant.

The Shasta Family YMCA is committed to expanding significantly its group exercise culture, on land and in water, for engaging relationship building activities for all ages, and specifically to bring fun, wellness activities that can last a lifetime among many youth struggling with obesity.

For more information, call Sheri Richmond, Director of Healthy Living, at 246-9622.

For more than 64 years, the Shasta Family YMCA has been helping children, women and men of all ages and from all walks of life build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their community. The Y is one of the North State’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Shasta Family YMCA is one of the largest childcare providers in Shasta County, serving nearly 900 children at five school sites within three districts. The Y helps our community through a variety of community partnerships and grants. For example, the Shasta Family YMCA is currently supporting young mothers through a partnership with the local Cal Safe Program, people with disabilities made possible by a Mercy Medical grant and providing more than 2,500 individuals with financial assistance toward programs and membership. Through the community’s generous support of the annual Strong Kids Campaign, the Shasta Family YMCA makes every effort to ensure that no family or person, especially youth, will be denied access to programs and membership because of financial hardship. Visit www.sfymca.org to learn more.

-from press release
A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news, commentary, food, arts and entertainment. Views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of anewscafe.com.

Press Release

-from press release

1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments