The Wardle Family YMCA recently received a generous donation from The Bank of America Foundation and Merrill Lynch in the amount of $3,000, designated toward the Y’s Counselor-In-Training (CIT) educational program initiatives.
“We are so appreciative of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch for supporting this effort,” stated YMCA of Beaufort County CEO Michael Bostwick. “ We believe in equipping future leaders and being able to offer our CIT program is prime example of how we do this.”
The CIT program is open to teens, ages 13-15, interested in pursuing a career working with children. The program will teach job skills, where participants will discover their potential and acquire and refine leadership skills.
When participants reach 16-19 years old they become eligible to apply for YMCA childcare positions.
In addition to educational outreach, the YMCA utilizes gifts such as these to help guarantee that regardless of financial circumstance, many can benefit from the YMCA’s values-centered programs like summer camp, youth sports, swim lessons, after school activities and fitness classes.
For more information, please contact the YMCA at 843-522-9622 or visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.
The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal, is actively seeking contributions to its 2014 Annual Scholarship Campaign. This campaign plays an integral part in community outreach, ensuring that the YMCA programs are accessible to all by providing financial assistance and program scholarships to individuals and families most in need. One-hundred percent of funds raised are reinvested in the people the YMCA serves. To contribute, contact the Y at 843-522-9622, visit in person or go to www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.