MAKING SUMMER MONTHS COUNT
Raising a grandson who has experienced traumatizing events resulting in heartache, grief, and pain is a feat that needs support. Bradley’s grandparents wanted to give him the world, but knew it would be challenging on a fixed income. Bradley’s grandparents knew that he needed friends and a sense of belonging. They knew he needed fun and play. They knew he needed a safe nurturing place away from home. So they reached out to the Y for support.
Bradley’s grandparents requested and received a Y-scholarship for his participation in the Y’s child care programs. Bradley found what he needed at the Greater Valley YMCA, Easton/ Phillipsburg Branch. He attended the Y’s summer day camp and now also attends the after-school program. He completes homework with his tutors and participates in cooking class. Bradley has made friends, some who say that he is “oh so silly!” At the Y, Bradley was given a second chance to be a kid.
Bradley and his grandparents are a fine example of how the Y can provide a life-changing positive environment for youth in distress and financial support for all types of families. The Y is honored to serve Bradley and his grandparents.
At the Y, we provide resources for all community members regardless of their ability to pay, because we know we are Better Together.
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Households across out community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our location offers many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offering and fees may vary by branch.
Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.
Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.