Hagerman Foundation provides funding for Y Safe Places




A student works with a Safe Places counselor in the downtown site’s urban garden.

A student works with a Safe Places counselor in the downtown site’s urban garden.

FLINT — The YMCA of Greater Flint is proud to announce The Hagerman Foundation provided Y Safe Places with a $25,000 grant.

Y Safe Places is an offsite summer and after school program offered by the YMCA of Greater Flint and supported through the Ruth Mott Foundation and YMCA of Greater Flint Foundation and serves over 800 local children every year.

“We are excited to begin this partnership with The Hagerman Foundation to support our Safe Places program. Both the Hagerman Family and the YMCA of Greater Flint have a deep rooted commitment to the Flint community. This grant will allow us to continue to offer life-changing experiences to youth,” said YMCA Safe Places Director Moses Bingham.

Y Safe Places offers free, safe afterschool programming for students in grades K – 12th grades from 4– 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students enjoy daily activities focused on individual growth, teamwork, healthy lifestyles and fun in a safe environment. Activities include field trips, service learning, and weekly trips to swim at the Y.

Academic assistance is also available. Snack and dinner are also provided daily. Safe Places operates at the Downtown Y at 411 E Third St, Mt Olive Church at 601 Fay St, Holy Redeemer Church, 1227 E. Bristol Rd, Burton, and Cathedral of Faith at 6031 Dupont St.. — G.G.


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