By supporting the YPAL Program, the Believe & Achieve Foundation is helping our local children believe in themselves by increasing their self esteem and developing skills to take advantage of opportunities life may bring them.
West Chester, PA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
The YMCA YPAL program provides supervised after school care and summer camp to children ages 5 to 15 that come from low-income households. Engaging these youths during non-school hours drastically improves their opportunities for success in school and in life. Without the YPAL program, many of these children would fall victim to juvenile delinquency and low academic achievement. The YMCA YPAL Program offers critically needed services to these children and their families, including homework assistance, mentoring, arts and crafts, games, physical activity, swimming lessons and positive reinforcement.
“By supporting the YPAL Program, the Believe & Achieve Foundation is helping our local children believe in themselves by increasing their self esteem and developing skills to take advantage of opportunities life may bring them,” Fred Gunther, President of Believe & Achieve.
“The YPAL Program provides a safe haven after school and during the summer for underprivileged children in the Borough of West Chester. The children thrive in a mentoring atmosphere that includes tutoring, creative arts, swimming, fun physical exercise and nutritious meals. Support from Grand Sport Auto’s Believe and Achieve Foundation helps ensure that we can sustain this year-round program and continue to positively impact the lives of children right here in our own neighborhood,” Helen Flanders, Executive Director of YPAL.
This donation to the YPAL program is the result of a yearlong promotional campaign led by The Believe & Achieve Foundation and Grand Sport Auto Body, a local collision repair company and platinum sponsor of the Believe and Achieve Foundation. Money was raised through the combined efforts of both organizations through the Foundation’s Annual Charity Golf Outing, individual and corporate contributions, corporate sponsored events and numerous fundraising campaigns driven by Grand Sport Auto Body.
About Grand Sport Auto Body
With 8 locations throughout Chester and Montgomery County, Grand Sport Auto Body is one of the most trusted Auto Body and Collision Center’s in the Philadelphia area. Family owned and operated since 1982, Grand Sport Auto Body has maintained a steadfast commitment to improving the lives of underprivileged children living in the Philadelphia area. A platinum sponsor of The Believe and Achieve Foundation, Grand Sport Auto Body’s continued involvement and support has helped the organization provide help and assistance to thousands or impoverished families throughout the region. Grand Sport Auto Body is not only the “difference in body works”, but has also been the positive difference in the lives of children throughout our community. For more information, please visit http://www.grandsportautobody.com.
About The Believe and Achieve Foundation
Established in 2010, The Believe & Achieve Foundation works to improve not only the basic needs of at-risk families in our own neighborhoods, but aims to develop the self-esteem and confidence that will service them throughout their lives. Through varying programs and activities, The Believe & Achieve Foundation is committed to provide the basic needs of low and moderate-income families in Chester and Montgomery Counties. The foundation equips these families with the knowledge and training needed to help them live their lives to their fullest potential. For more information and to make tax deductible donations, please visit http://www.believeandachievefoundation.org.
The Believe & Achieve Foundation donates 100% of its contributions to their outreach programs and is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit foundation.