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Youth Guidance receives grant from Bank of America to support workforce development programs

Youth Guidance receives grant from Bank of America to support workforce development programs

Twelve teenagers and young adults received their forklift certification as part of the Youth Guidance Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

To strengthen our community in the Treasure Coast, Bank of America is helping address barriers to basic needs, workforce development, and education by directing grant funding to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy.

Bank of America recently awarded Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy a grant for $10,000. These funds will enable Youth Guidance to continue its workforce development and pre-apprenticeship programs for youth ages 12-24 living with limited resources in Indian River County.

Youth Guidance serves approximately 250 children, teenagers, and young adults every year. Through Bank of America’s grant and partnership, the grant will be used to provide youth ages 12-24 group mentoring programs that teach various life skills, including: culinary arts, sewing, bicycle repair, boat mechanics, and gardening.  

The grant will also support the Youth Guidance Pre-Apprenticeship, the only pre-apprenticeship in Indian River County. Over eight months, youth ages 16-24 will learn five trades, including HVAC, welding, carpentry, electric, and plumbing. Those who complete the entire course will receive six professional certifications that will help them start a career in the trades. 

“We are thrilled to partner with Bank of America to help prepare our youth for careers and explore the trades industry,” said Phil Barnes, Executive Director of Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy. “This partnership will play a key role in our efforts to provide local children and young adults with hands-on experience while earning professional certifications.”

Youth Guidance implemented the pre-apprenticeship for the first time from October 2021 to May 2022. Out of the 15 students who participated, 14 received professional certifications. Upon graduation, one student started his career as an apprentice electrician.  

The pre-apprenticeship will start again in Fall 2022 in partnership with the Indian River County School District. Youth Guidance anticipates serving 20 students this coming year.

This grant is aligned with the bank’s broader efforts to advance economic opportunity and equity through health, jobs and reskilling, affordable housing, and small business. As part of those efforts, the bank has granted a total of $150,000 to 14 Treasure Coast nonprofits so far this year.  

“Investing in this partnership is part of our approach to driving economic opportunity and social progress in Indian River County,” said Susan Rabinowitz, president, Bank of America Treasure Coast. “This grant is just one way we are deploying resources locally to help remove barriers to economic success and build a more sustainable community.”

In addition to its grant funding, Bank of America’s 243 Treasure Coast teammates pitch in roughly 2,900 volunteer hours yearly. With the constantly changing landscape, charitable grants and fundraising are critical to support the important work of our nonprofit partners. 

Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy is dedicated to enriching the lives of Indian River County youth through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem, and positive futures. Founded in 1973, Youth Guidance provides daily meals as well as one-on-one and group mentoring programs to children and young adults ages 5-24 with limited resources.

After school, students complete their homework under the supervision of trained Youth Guidance staff. Then they participate in group mentoring programs that include vocational training, life skills, and STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). All programs and meals are provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of the local community.

If you are interested in learning more about Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy or making a donation, please call 772.492.3933, or visit our website at www.youthguidanceprogram.org.

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]

 

Sep. 2, 2022|

Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation announces appointment of Sara Wilson as new executive director

Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation announces appointment of Sara Wilson as new executive director

 

After an extensive search process, Sara was the optimal candidate bringing executive experience in both business and non-profit environments. In addition to her professional expertise, Sara’s deep love for history and literature align well with the mission of the Foundation which is to preserve Laura (Riding) Jackson’s home, maintain the Florida native plant garden which surrounds it at the Mueller Campus of Indian River State College in Vero Beach, and nurture writers through a series of literary offerings including adult and teen writers groups, summer camps, workshops, and poetry festivals.

Sara's career experience at nonprofits includes the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and, most recently, the Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta, where she served as Chief Operating Officer.  She is a lifelong volunteer, having given her time to local civic organizations, school committees, hospitals, and tutoring groups.  In her business career, Sara has participated in the launch and growth of companies from founding through national and international expansion. In between these professional and volunteer endeavors, she has also worked as a freelance writer and historical researcher.

Sara grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Tufts University.  She moved to Washington, DC where she earned a Master's Degree in U.S. History at American University and remained in the DC area for the next twenty years before moving to Florida in 2016.

Marie Stiefel, on behalf of the Board, stated, “As President of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation, I am delighted to have Sara Wilson join us as Executive Director. Sara brings a rare combination of skills and experiences to the position, having spent time in the world of startups, and as an executive in a nonprofit. In addition, Sara is a life-long writer, and serious student of history. Members of our Board reviewed forty-seven applicants from New York City to Wyoming and interviewed the top four candidates. Sara Wilson is the right person to lead the Foundation into its 30th anniversary year and beyond. I know members of the community will help us make her welcome to Indian River County.”

 

 

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Aug. 29, 2022|

United Way of Martin County announces board chair, board members and campaign committee

United Way of Martin County announces board chair, board members and campaign committee

United Way Immediate Past Chair Kherri Anderson (right) passed the gavel to United Way Board Chair Geoff Lieberman (left)

 

United Way of Martin County benefits from the guidance, leadership and advocacy of a dynamic and dedicated 24-member board of directors. As United Way celebrates its 50th year in Martin County, the organization welcomes its 2022-2023 executive officers, board members and campaign committee.

Geoff Lieberman, vice president store manager, Macy's Treasure Coast, will serve as chair of the board of directors. Lieberman has been a United Way board member since 2015.

Elliot Paul, Elliot Paul & Company Auctions, will serve as board chair-elect. Amy Bottegal, SouthState, will chair the organization's annual fundraising campaign. She has assembled a campaign committee of volunteer leaders who will work to increase financial support for United Way of Martin County's work in the community.

United Way welcomes four new members to the board of directors: Alessandro Anzalone, Indian River State College; Arati Hammond, Keller Williams Treasure Coast; Richard LoSardo, MD, psychiatrist; and Christopher T. Soska, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.

All board members are heavily involved with advancing United Way of Martin County's strategic plan and its goal to lift the community through programs that give children the skills to succeed, help residents gain access to care and adopt healthy lifestyles and help adults achieve long-term financial stability so they can support themselves and their families.

"We are fortunate to enjoy the partnership of such an accomplished, passionate group of business leaders who are committed to building a stronger community," said Carol G. Houwaart-Diez, United Way of Martin County president and CEO. "Each plays a role, bringing a different perspective and area of expertise to our work."

2022-23 United Way Executive Committee

Chair: Geoff Lieberman, Macy's Treasure Coast

Chair-elect: Elliot Paul, Elliot Paul and Company Auctions

Treasurer: Mark Roberts, HBK CPAs and Consultants

Secretary: Tamara Matthew, Bank of America

Immediate Past Chair: Kherri Anderson, Martin County Supervisor of Elections

Board Members

Kathryn (Muffin) Adamiak, Tocqueville Society Chair

Alessandro Anzalone, Ph.D., Indian River State College

Michael Borlaug, Capstone IT

Amy Bottegal, SouthState

Tom Campenni, retired

Mary Anne Cannon, Pratt & Whitney

Blake Davis, Publix Supermarkets

Bryan Garner, NextEra Energy Resources

Chuck Geary, Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith

Arati Hammond, Keller Williams Treasure Coast

Richard LoSardo, MD, Psychiatrist

John Millay, Ph.D., Martin County School District

Ruth Pietruszewski, Martin County Tax Collector

Jennifer Salas, Martin County Library System

Chuck Shaffer, Seacoast Bank

Christopher T. Soska, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Joseph Tumminelli, City of Stuart Police Department

Dave Wishart, Sikorsky

Gene Zweben, Zweben Law Group

Campaign Committee

Angela Aulisio, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Sarah Baker, First Citizens Bank

Nick Blount, volunteer

Amy Bottegal, SouthState

Deputy Chief John Budensiek, Jr., Martin County Sheriff's Office

Patty McAuley, Seacoast Bank

Randy Pennington, SouthState

Lisa Satur, SouthState

Leslie Warren, Seacoast Bank

Sue Whittington, Morgan Stanley

Tom Whittington, Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales

 

 

About United Way

United Way of Martin County's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change by investing in programs that strive to improve Martin County residents' education, health and financial stability.

 

 

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Aug. 25, 2022|

“Entrees for Education” – a yummy way to support EFMC

“Entrees for Education” – a yummy way to support EFMC

Kaitlyn Rhodes, 4th grade teacher at Jensen Beach Elementary; Valerie Baldwin, Media Specialist at Felix A. Williams Elementary; Nick Darley, Vice President, Conchy Joe’s Restaurant, Inc; Carly Ayers Frolich, Digital Media Marketing Manager at Conchy Joe’s Restaurants, Inc. and Leigh Anne Pike, Media Specialist at MCHS

 

Conchy Joe’s, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House and Stringers are offering their “Entrees for Education” program for the fifth year, partnering with The Education Foundation of Martin County (EFMC) to adopt hard working teachers throughout the county.

EFMC’s Adopt-A-Class Program offers $100 adoptions that ensure teachers will not have to reach into their own pockets to fulfill their classroom needs.

The St. Lucie County Education Foundation also participates in the initiative.

Here’s how it works:

Between August 1-September 1, visit any of the three restaurants and purchase an entrée. You will receive a raffle ticket, upon which you write the name of a teacher, class or school to nominate them for a $100 “adoption.”

Every Friday morning during the nominating period, each of the restaurants will post the names of five winning entrants on its specific Facebook page. Each will receive $100, meaning that between, Conchy Joe’s, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, and Stringers, a total of $7,500 in local class adoptions will be provided.

Carly Ayres Frohlich, Digital Media Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer for Conchy Joe's Restaurant, Inc. explains how “Entrees for Education” came to be. “We knew we wanted to use our position as long-established restaurants in the community to attempt a new, fun and unique way to give back. Local residents come into our restaurants regularly, so why not use that privilege to get them involved and let them choose who receives the donation? Charity feels good, but sharing the joy and excitement of it with your whole community feels even better.”

“We are so fortunate that Conchy Joe’s and the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House have been longtime supporters of the EFMC and teachers in Martin County.  Adding Stringers to the “Entrees for Education” program this year will provide teachers even more opportunities to receive classroom adoptions in support of local students. If you are looking for great meal and a way to give back, please consider visiting one of these local establishments to nominate your favorite teacher,” shares Lisa Rhodes, executive director of EFMC.

To learn more about Education Foundation of Martin County’s Adopt-A-Class program, visit www.educationfoundationmc.org.

 

Kaitlyn Rhodes, 4th grade teacher at Jensen Beach Elementary; Leigh Anne Pike, Media Specialist at MCHS; Nick Darley, Vice President, Conchy Joe’s Restaurant, Inc; and Carly Ayers Frolich, Digital Media Marketing Manager at Conchy Joe’s Restaurants, Inc.

 

 

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Aug. 2, 2022|

Sawbones vs. Jawbones softball tournament raises funds for United Way 

Sawbones vs. Jawbones softball tournament raises funds for United Way 

 

From Left to Right: Jawbones (red) - Robert Nall, Michael Zito, Dane Ullian, James Harpring, Jason Odom, Barry Segal, Eva Lauer, Jesse Larsen, Andrew Metcalf, Justin Barenborg, Raul Perez. Sawbones (blue) - Miguel Rivera MD, Marc McCain MD, Jason Stack MD, Alan Friedenstab MD, Geoff Wolf MD, Amber Dunn MD, Brett Haake MD, Clay Greeson MD, Jeff Livingston MD, Tom Baudo MD, Santos Ruiz Cordero MD, Pamela Kirwin MD, Sri Yerneni MD

 

Local professionals give back to their community at the annual Sawbones VS. Jawbones softball tournament presented by Cleveland Clinic Indian River. The doctors vs. lawyers rivalry continued for the 11th year at the newly renovated Holman Stadium at Jackie Robinson Training Complex, raising nearly $8,000.  

“It's a tremendous contribution to United Way and our community that all the physicians and attorneys do this each year,” said Meredith Egan.  

Despite the game ending a few innings short due to rain, the lawyers on Team Jawbones took home the win.  

Special thanks to the generous sponsors and supporters:  

Home Run Sponsors: Gould Cooksey Fennell, Mazzola Mediation, and Vero ENT Associates 

Double Sponsors: Kimberle Beckett, Florida Eye Institute, Grove Place Surgery Center, Legler Orthodontics, MN  Worldwide, and Zayas & Ruiz Immigration Attorneys 

Single Sponsors: Dill Evans Rhodebeck, Barry Segal, P.A., Vero Beach Neurology 

Thank you to the lawyers on Team Jawbones: Justin Barenborg, James Harpring, Jesse Larsen, Eva Lauer, Andrew  Metcalf, Bob Nall, Ashley Novander, Jason Odom, Raul Perez, Barry Segal, Dane Ullian, Rebecca White, and Michael Zito.  Additionally, thank you to the doctors on Team Sawbones: Tom Baudo, Amber Dunn, Alan Friedenstab, Clay Greeson,  Brett Haake, Pamela Kilwin, Jeff Livingston, Michael Mazziota, Marc McCain, Miguel Rivera, Santos Ruiz, Jason Stack, Luis  Velazco, Geoff Wolf, and Sri Yerneni.  

Little League took the field for the first annual Vero Beach Little League United Way Cup game following the softball tournament. All proceeds from the game benefit the United Way and support the significant work of advancing the  common good in the impact areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. 

For more information about getting involved in next year’s tournament, please get in touch with Meredith Egan at  [email protected] or (772) 567-8900.  

United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education,  and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to  individuals and families in crisis today while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a strong foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our  community. For more information about your local United Way, please call (772) 567-8900 or visit our website,  UnitedWayIRC.org.  

 

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Jul. 26, 2022|

Salvation Army welcomes new officers

Salvation Army welcomes new officers

 

Captains Deanne and Nathan Jones

The Salvation Army of Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties welcomed new leaders this month, Captains Nathan and Deanne Jones. The couple, who have served in the Army for 13 years, relocated with their three children to Jensen Beach from their previous appointment in Dothan, Alabama. 

“It is exciting to get to meet the people of the Treasure Coast and to discover the many opportunities for ministry, said Captain Deanne. “We look forward to meeting the needs of the community and 'Doing the Most Good' alongside the staff, volunteers, and supporters of The Salvation Army.”

It is the custom of the Salvation Army to move their officers to new locations every two to five years to keep the ministry fresh and to adjust to changing community needs. The Jones previously led corps offices in Knoxville and Chattanooga in Tennessee and in Owensboro, Kentucky.

The Salvation Army operates service centers in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties, providing food, clothing and emergency financial assistance to people in need. It operates Compassion House, a shelter for homeless women and children, and offers a weekly soup kitchen, children’s programs, Sunday church services and weekly bible studies. For more information, visit salvationarmymartin.org or call 772-288-1471.

 

About The Salvation Army 

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org 

 

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Jul. 13, 2022|

4-Star rating awarded to Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County for ninth consecutive year 

4-Star rating awarded to Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County for ninth consecutive year 

 

In its 30-year commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of children each year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County understands that the nonprofit sector is continually advancing and expanding, this is especially true as the community moves past the pandemic. And due to the increasing demand for donations, astute donors are yearning for greater accountability, transparency, and concrete results.

Recognized by Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial, Charity Navigator recently issued a new rating for Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County. “We are proud to announce we’ve earned our ninth consecutive 4-star rating,” says Keith “Fletch” Fletcher, BGCMC President and CEO. “This is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating and indicates that our organization adheres to industry best practices and executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.”

Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that the organization is exceeding industry standards and outperforming many other charities in the same area of work. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets BGCMC apart and demonstrates to donors, funders, and the community their steadfast dedication to the mission.

As the migration toward digital payment continues to accelerate, driven by the pandemic and the increased interest in digital currencies, BGCMC is expanding its portfolio to also include contributions of cryptocurrency.

“This is an emerging trend among nonprofit organizations in key markets around the country and some of our donors were inquiring about making the option available,” says Fletcher. “We’re excited to embrace crypto contributions for the tax benefits they can provide our donors, while at the same time, lean into innovation and how we can better serve future generations.”

“Martin County is blessed in so many ways, including that it’s home to many titans of industry who care generously about the community,” says Fletcher. “It isn’t just the wealthy retiree who might see the benefits of crypto giving. There is a generation of millennials and Gen Z’s that are leading extremely digital lives and have adapted their finances, accordingly, often investing in cryptocurrency. Leading the crypto trend, they’re looking for new and innovative ways to reap the benefits of investment while making difference in their community.”

When someone donates crypto to charity, they receive a tax deduction for its fair market value and avoid the capital gains tax that accompanies first selling it and then donating cash.  Reports show nationwide that as many as 60 percent of millennials keep digital currency in their investment portfolios, testifying to the long-term feasibility of nonprofits counting on this mode of giving. More information on crypto donations and a widget to easily make a gift to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County can be found at www.bgcmartin.org/crypto.

 

 

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County  

For more than 30 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County has provided award-winning programs designed to guide and inspire young people ages 6-18 to learn, grow and mature in route to becoming successful adults. Each of the four clubs enjoys strong partnerships with local schools and communities. Such cohesion ensures that Boys & Girls Clubs’ programs complement and enrich the curriculum our members learn in class as well as remain attuned to the challenges and opportunities they face on a day-to-day basis. The clubs offer opportunities for fun, fitness, and S.T.E.A.M. activities, and certified teachers collaborate with club members on everything from tutoring and homework help to specialized courses that prepare them for careers in a variety of trades.

 

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Jun. 23, 2022|

Martin County Boys & Girls Clubs board member celebrated at national conference with Lifetime Achievement award

Martin County Boys & Girls Clubs board member celebrated at national conference with Lifetime Achievement award

 

Appearing in the attached photo: (L-R) James L. Newland, Val McNeely, Jim Clark President & CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Lorraine Orr Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Office BGCA.

 

It’s the highest acclaim the Boys & Girls Clubs movement can bestow to celebrate outstanding service from a volunteer leader. Earlier in May at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America national conference in Chicago, this tribute was granted to longtime board member Val McNeely. 

McNeely received the James L. Newland Lifetime Achievement Award in Board Leadership for demonstrating “extraordinary service and devotion to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs, both locally and nationally,” says Keith “Fletch” Fletcher, President, and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County.

Fletcher cited McNeely’s commitment to ensuring the highest possible safety standards for young people attending BGCMC Clubs, as well as establishing a fund to improve Club infrastructure, enhance security measures, and support programs dedicated to the members’ emotional growth and well-being. 

“No one person has been there for our organization more frequently than Val McNeely,” says Fletcher. “Whether it was a safety concern or an opportunity for growth, Val wasted no time in finding or creating solutions. Her nimble, innovative style is an excellent example of leadership in action. And she deserves a great deal of credit for forging the foundation of our incoming flagship Club in Stuart and the state-of-the-art workforce collaborations it will offer our members.”

“It's impossible to overstate the value of the positive environments in our Clubs. They exude an intentional balance of safety, security, warmth, and welcoming,” says Kathy Parsons, BGCMC Board Chair. “Which is more important than ever when so many of our Club members live in challenging environments exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.” 

Looking ahead to the opportunity to serve even more children and families in Martin County, BGCMC is planning for a new state-of-the-art Club in the heart of Stuart, on property leased from the Martin County School District. In addition to offering a gym, classrooms, creative space, and all the features associated with a traditional Club environment, the incoming facility will feature workforce laboratories equipped with the technologies and tools needed to prepare members for a variety of trades, vocations, and specialties. Through partnerships with local employers, members will not only gain new skills and in some cases, certifications, but also build relationships essential to employment opportunities in the local workforce. 

 

 

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County 

For more than 30 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County has provided award-winning programs designed to guide and inspire young people ages 6-18 to learn, grow and mature in route to becoming successful adults. Each of the four clubs enjoys strong partnerships with local schools and communities. Such cohesion ensures that Boys & Girls Clubs’ programs complement and enrich the curriculum our members learn in class as well as remain attuned to the challenges and opportunities they face on a day-to-day basis. The clubs offer opportunities for fun, fitness, and S.T.E.A.M. activities, and certified teachers collaborate with club members on everything from tutoring and homework help to specialized courses that prepare them for careers in a variety of trades. 

 

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May. 26, 2022|

TCCH Foundation earns Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency

TCCH Foundation earns Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency

 

“The Candid, or Guidestar, Platinum Seal of Transparency signifies the TCCH Foundation as a viable and trusted nonprofit organization. Donors can feel confident that their gifts will be used in a fiscally responsible way to provide complete health care to Indian River County residents,” Elizabeth Thomason, TCCH Foundation Director, said.  

Candid utilizes four Seals - bronze, silver, gold and platinum, to indicate the level of transparent information provided on an organization’s profile. A company must share their audited financial and 990 information, stewardship, program accomplishments, measurable metrics and qualitative evidence to earn the Platinum Seal. There are approximately 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations at various Seal levels currently listed with Candid. 

 

 

About TCCH Foundation

The TCCH Foundation raises awareness and builds a healthy community by fostering charitable support for TCCH. The TCCH Foundation directs the fundraising and philanthropic activities of the countywide TCCH clinics, purchasing state-of-the art medical equipment, supporting community education initiatives, and promoting health programs. The Foundation is committed to ensuring a healthy future for the people of Indian River County. For more information about the TCCH Foundation, visit www.tcchinc.org or call 772-257-8224.  

 

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May. 26, 2022|

Indian River Community Foundation awards grant to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy

Indian River Community Foundation awards grant to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy

 

This donation will help Youth Guidance continue to develop innovative programs to help more children break the cycle of poverty and become contributing members to our local community!

The Indian River County Community Foundation, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Pickering presented a $40,000 check to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy. The Indian River Community Foundation board of directors also took a tour of the building and learned of the many free programs offered to families with limited resources at Youth Guidance. 

We are so grateful for the generous support from the Indian River Community Foundation,” said Phil Barnes, Executive Director of Youth Guidance. “This will help us continue to develop innovative programs to help more children break the cycle of poverty and become contributing members to the Indian River County community.”

Youth Guidance is dedicated to enriching the lives of Indian River County youth through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem, and positive futures. Youth Guidance provides a safe place where students receive a healthy meal, homework assistance, and participate in one-on-one and group mentoring programs for free.

After school, students complete their homework under the supervision of experienced Youth Guidance staff and participate in group mentoring programs that teach life skills including culinary arts, sewing, vocational training, S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), recreational activities and more! The organization serves approximately 250 children every year.

If you are interested in learning more about Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy or making a donation, please call 772.492.3933, or visit our website at www.youthguidanceprogram.org.

 

About the Indian River Community Foundation

Indian River Community Foundation is a vibrant nonprofit grantmaking foundation with a powerfully simple mission of building a better community through donor-driven philanthropy. The Foundation is in business primarily to help individuals and families to organize and carry out their charitable giving, and to partner with these generous donors to create and leave a charitable legacy. Since the Foundation’s establishment in 2008, the Foundation’s community of donors has grown to hold more than 200 named funds with assets of approximately $90 million. Altogether, the Foundation’s donors have granted more than $90 million from these named funds to support charitable organizations locally and around the world. Indian River Community Foundation is one of the fastest growing new community foundations in the country, and one of the most active grantmaking community foundations in the state of Florida. The Foundation has quickly become known as one of the most knowledgeable philanthropic resources locally. To learn more about the Indian River Community Foundation go to [email protected] or call 772.205.2977.

 

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Apr. 18, 2022|