Friday, April 6, 2012

United Way Pledges One-Year Grant to Children’s Program


Kids Free to Grow—the Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County (CAPC)—is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a one-year grant by United Way of York County (UWYC) totaling $41,100. Through mobilization of resources, expertise and funds that support programs focused on education, income and health—the building blocks of a good life—United Way of York County advances the common good and strengthens the whole community.

This grant will support the following programs at Kids Free to Grow: Baby Think It Over, providing students with the opportunity to understand the care of an infant and learn the risk factors that can lead to child abuse ($5,000); Break the Silence, assisting fifth grade students in understanding the four types of child abuse and that it is important to tell a trusted adult ($7,000); Mandated Reporter Training, providing professionals working with children the opportunity to learn how to recognize, respond and report child abuse ($5,000); Personal Body Safety, programs teaching young children the importance of “No, Run and Tell” and to tell a trusted adult ($5,000); The Nurturing Program is offered in communities by providing parents and their children a meal with ten parenting workshops and activities for the children ($10,100); Project Prevention is centered around April being Child Abuse Prevention Month but encompasses the whole year as children learn personal body safety ($9,000).

Thanks to the continued support of many dedicated individuals, businesses and organizations throughout York County, this year, the United Way is investing in 78 community programs serving children, youth, adults and families.

“Despite economic uncertainty in 2010, local people gave very generously to our United Way community campaign,” said United Way of York County President and CEO Kathryn Davis. “As a result, in 2011, we are able to provide much needed support for essential human services across the region.”

Kids Free to Grow offers these free programs and more to York County. If you would like more information about these programs or would like to volunteer, please call 207-985-5975.