As some of you are aware, I am now at the Wade Walker Park Family YMCA in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The last 7 months has been a period of discovery and learning for me -- learning about my new community and learning about the needs of my new community. Very quickly, I realize that many in the community need help and support. Many of you also know that I am passionate about helping children. You know that I am a huge advocate of ensuring that they have the necessities required to ensure that they can develop into healthy and contributing citizens of the world.
In my community of Stone Mountain, many of the children need care outside of school time. Engaging the children in after school care provides a wide range of benefits including improving academic performance, reducing risky behaviors, and promoting health while ensuring a safe and structured environment. At Wade Walker Park YMCA, we provide an after school program as well as summer camp. Our after school program as well as summer camp provides academic support, encourages physical activities, builds confidence, and creates a sense of belonging. We also provide healthy snacks and a hot dinner every weeknight.
But, we cannot do this without your help! Many of our working parents cannot afford our after school or summer camp fees BUT cannot afford not to have their children in our programs. That is why I am reaching out to you -- to ask for your help.
I hope that you will consider donating -- any amount -- whatever amount is meaningful to you.
Thank you. I value your undying support for me throughout the years!
YOU ARE MY CHAMPION!