The Madison Area YMCA recently received a $1,000 grant from Investors Foundation for teen programming. The Y provides a safe space for teens, a vitally important segment in our community’s population, to meet friends and socialize, participate in healthy habits and learn leadership skills.

“We are pleased and excited to have the support of Investors Bank for the teens in our community,” said Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Organization Advancement Amie Herman. “This grant will help keep teen programming robust, exciting and dynamic while providing teens with a place they feel welcome and safe.”

The Y’s teen programming serves children in middle school through high school. The Boszhardt Family Teen Center features a supervised space for teens and pre-teens in grades 6-12. The Y’s 7thGrade Initiative provides teens with a foundation for healthy living through fitness, nutrition and after-school enrichment.

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Teen Scene on Fridays for 6th-9th graders and Teen Leaders Club on Mondays for 6th-12th graders are part of a national teen initiative to promote the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The programs develop character in individuals and create a supportive community environment, inclusive of all people. Teen Scene provides an opportunity for kids to swim, play basketball and socialize in a structured environment. Teen Leaders meets weekly to organize community service activities including food and coat drives and disaster relief supply collections.

Youth & Government and Mock Trial are programs driven by a commitment to civic engagement. Teens work together to build and run their own legislative chambers, courts, lobby firms, response committees and press initiatives. The Y hosts teens for structured sessions on team building, and high school students participate in Days of Service.Fitness classes and special events are also available to teens.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

For more information, please visit https://www.myinvestorsbank.com/Community/Investors-Foundation.

About the Madison Area YMCA

As a mission-driven nonprofit, the Madison Area YMCA is dedicated to empowering young people to reach their full potential, improving individual and community well-being, and providing support and inspiring action in our communities. For more information, please visit www.madisonareaymca.org.