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Ruth Mott Foundation provides funding for Y Safe Places Programs.

FLINT – The YMCA of Greater Flint is proud to announce the Ruth Mott Foundation provided the Y Safe Places Program with a $100,000 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 serving over 1450 local children every year.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our efforts to improve the lives of the youth in our community through enrichment, leadership and academic guidance. The YMCA of Greater Flint along with the Ruth Mott Foundation have a vested commitment to our community and its success,” said YMCA Safe Places Director Moses Bingham.

Y Safe Places offers free, safe after-school programming for students in 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. Snacks and dinner are also provided daily. Safe Places operates at the Downtown Y at 411 E. Third Street, Mt. Olive Church at 601 Fay Street, Holy Redeemer Church, 1227 E. Bristol Road, Burton and Cathedral of Faith at 6031 Dupont Street. Although the program is free, prior registration is necessary. Registrations are available and accepted at the Downtown YMCA and a complete list of program locations are also available. Details: Moses Bingham at 810-232-9622. – L.P.


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