Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester announced today it has been awarded a $4,000 grant from The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank.
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester makes a positive difference in the lives of young people by enabling youth to realize their full potential as responsible, productive and caring citizens. The grant from People’s United Community Foundation will support the Education Enrichment Program. This program creates a supportive learning environment where students receive homework assistance and tutoring, and engage in computer training, career exploration, financial education, and other high-yield learning activities.
“We are so grateful to People’s United for their generous gift,” said BGCNW Executive Director Brian Skanes. “These funds will allow us to open our doors to more children after school, providing a supportive environment for furthering their education.”
“The Boys & Girls Club is providing students with the tools and experiences necessary to help them achieve their educational and career goals,” said Vincent Santilli, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation. “We are proud to support their efforts in helping youth to succeed now and in the future.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is located at 351 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY and can be reached at (914) 666-8069 or by visiting www.bgcnw.com. For the latest news, photos and updates, please "like" the Club on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BGCNW and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BGCNW.
Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of 418 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include community development, youth development, and affordable housing.
the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester was established in 1939 as a place for “boys to get off the streets.” It is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and enabling young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Located in Mt. Kisco, NY, the 36,000-square-foot facility features an eight-lane pool, Child Care Center, gymnasium, game room, and two computer labs, and an additional 1,600-foot Teen Center facility. The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester serves 2,000 youths, boys and girls ages 6 months to 18 years, from more than 60 Northern Westchester communities. The Club has been ranked among the outstanding Clubs in the national network of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.