YMCA of Greenville awarded $30,000 in grants from The Allstate Foundation for youth development programs

More than 28,000 Greenville County children and teens will be impacted by grant support of youth development programming

GREENVILLE, S.C. - YMCA of Greenville, a cause-driven, nonprofit organization focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, received a $30,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to help serve more than 28,000 children and teens through its youth development programs.

Centered around providing mentoring relationships and quality learning environments that facilitate positive outcomes, the Y’s youth development programs supported by the funding are:
• Afterschool enrichment
• Summer day camp
• Education/leadership development
• Resident camp at YMCA Camp Greenville
• Swim/sports/play programs
• SC Youth in Government for teens
• Teen Achievers, a high school graduation and mentoring program for underserved teens

Thanks to Greenville Allstate agency owner and long-time YMCA of Greenville volunteer board member Brad Hughes, the Y received funds from The Allstate Foundation, whose programs and grants accelerate positive change by empowering and educating the most vulnerable, inspiring today's visionaries and promoting community leadership.

“The YMCA was my second home for years and shaped me into the person I am today,” said Allstate Agency Owner Brad Hughes. “With the support of The Allstate Foundation’s grant, I’m proud to watch a new generation of kids grow into healthy, empowered adults through mentorship and programs.”

“It’s amazing what can happen when good people and organizations come together with a common mission,” said Diana Watson, chief philanthropy officer, YMCA of Greenville. “When that mission is to create a positive impact on the youth in our community, it’s incredibly inspiring. The Y’s partnership with The Allstate Foundation is a prime example of that.”

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About the YMCA of Greenville SC
The YMCA of Greenville is a cause-driven non-profit organization. Our mission is, following the example of Christ, to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the health and well-being of our community and provides opportunities to give back and help support our neighbors. Founded in 1876, the Y serves more than 70,000 people annually through programs that include afterschool care, resident and day Camps, aquatics, youth and adult sports, and health and wellness. Programs are offered through four family branches, as well as the Verdae YMCA, Y Camp Greenville, Judson Community Center, the YMCA Program Center and Hollingsworth Outdoor Center. The Y is also home to Y Teen Services and the SC Youth in Government program.

For more information about the YMCA of Greenville, visit ymcagreenville.org, or call (864) 412-0288.