OnApril 17, The Children’s TrustBoard ofDirectorsapproved fundingrecommendations foritsYouth Developmentinitiative, its largest investment area.More than140programs, including the North Miami Beach Public Library, were selected during a competitiveRequest forProposals andreview process. These funds will help directly support children and familiesthrough after-school and summer programmingin Miami-Dade County.
Trust-fundedYouthDevelopment providersofferhigh-quality programming for children andyouth in kindergarten through 12thgrade, as well as young adults involved in the child welfareor juvenile justice systems and/or living with disabilities.The Trust is investing over$76millionto allow for theincreased cost of programming as well asexpandingprogrammingto existingand new providers.As well as providing nutritional meals and safe spacesfor children andyouth,Trust-funded after-school and summer campprogramsfocus onhomework andlearning,while also requiring physical activity and encouraging health and social and emotionalwellness.
"TheChildren'sTrust is proud toinvest inan extensivenetwork ofyouth developmentproviders that offer an array ofdynamicafter-school and summer programmingto keep ouryouth learning, active,and engaged in the world around them,"said President & CEO of TheChildren'sTrust James R. Haj."We look forward to partnering with these organizations toensureour childrenhave every chance to succeed andtheir parents know their kids arecaredforwhile at work."
At the library, we are honored and humbled by this opportunity, and are looking forwarding to using these funds for children's programming, learning, events, and experiences right here in our community.
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