YMCA Receives Dennis & Phyllis Washington Grant
(Bozeman, MT – April 4, 2017)
The Gallatin Valley YMCA is honored to be the recipient of a 2-year grant from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation that will help fund the Y-Achievers program. The Y-Achievers Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program targets 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students reading below grade level. The program focuses on phonics, writing, and reading to boost literacy skills, with enrichment activities to support physical and social-emotional growth. In partnership with Bozeman and Belgrade Schools, this program has proven successful for the past 3 years helping children of all socio-economic levels gain significant literacy skills during the summer, when children often experience a significant decrease in academic and physical activity levels.
Without the support of partners like the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, the YMCA would not be able to provide this critical program to our community. The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation is the major philanthropic organization for The Washington Companies and the Washington family. Funding for the Foundation comes from the profits of The Washington Companies and personal contributions from the Washington Family. Since its inception, Foundation giving and the Washington Family’s personal contributions and pledges to charitable causes total more than a quarter of a billion dollars. The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation strives to better the human condition by supporting programs and services that give people the tools to enhance the quality of their lives and to benefit society as a whole.
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