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YMCA Of Greater Charlotte Awarded $2 Million For Teen Access And Programming – WCCB Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The City of Charlotte presented a $2 million dollar check to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte on Thursday.
Officials say the funding will support teen access and programming at six YMCA branches in Charlotte communities with the greatest need.
“The City of Charlotte is once again investing in the future of our children and again working with a trusted partner to make it happen,” said Mayor Vi Lyles. “The YMCA has provided a safe and nurturing environment for hundreds of kids while providing them thousands of meals and I am thrilled that teen access and programming will be returning this summer.”
Officials say the city is using American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) money to fund this commitment to the YMCA.
City officials say they recognize the many challenges that teenagers in Charlotte have faced throughout the pandemic and are proud that thousands of local teens will have access to healthy programming and opportunities thanks to the YMCA.
“The Y is incredibly thankful for our ongoing partnership with the City of Charlotte, which allows for expanded YMCA access for youth and teens in communities that need it most,” said Stan Law, president & CEO of YMCA of Greater Charlotte. “We know that thousands of kids in our community are in need of critical assistance, and our facilities and programs are uniquely positioned to provide a safe space for kids to experience educational enrichment, healthy activities and mental health support.”
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