Bladel Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Sarasota YMCA for youth programming

The Sarasota Family YMCA is pleased to announce the award of $10,000 from the Harold C. and Jacqueline F. Bladel Foundation of Northern Trust Bank.  The Y will utilize the gift to fund several important programs that fall under its Operation Graduation Continuum of Care. The Continuum consists of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, serving 3 to 5 year olds, YMCA Reads!/Operation Graduation, serving children in grades K-3, YMCA Achievers, serving youth in grades 6-12 and beyond and Y-Mentor, serving children and youth in grades K-12.

This generous support will help the Y continue to further its mission to “build strong kids, strong families, strong communities,” by fostering lasting personal and social change for needy youth and families.