Through our partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation the Texas State Alliance of YMCAs awarded five $10,000 grants to local Ys to work on improving physical activity standards in their communities. Some of their initiatives will include working with local School Health Advisory Councils to purchase equipment for playgrounds, covering the cost to train Y staff and ISD health staff on Texas Education Agency approved CATCH curriculum for afterschool programs and providing scholarships for Y memberships to hundreds of families in need.
Congratulations to the winners!
YMCA of Austin: Hays Communities branch (Buda, TX)
YMCA of Greater El Paso & Rio Grande Valley
YMCA of the Golden Crescent (Victoria, TX)
YMCA of Kerr County (Kerrville, TX)
YMCA of Greater San Antonio