The Sturbridge Rotary Club recently awarded $5,000 to the Tri-Community YMCA Child Development Center, 115 Marcy Street in Southbridge, to help fund a new outdoor playground that will be enjoyed by more than 150 kids a day.
“This playground will help the Y provide safe and healthy spaces for our children to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-esteem,” Glenn Juchno, Executive Director of the Tri-Community YMCA. “We are fortunate to have great partners like the Sturbridge Rotary Club who understand the impact of youth development in our community.”
For over 100 years, the YMCA has been meeting the needs of children, adults and families in our community. The Child Development Center at the Y offers year-round licensed childcare for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children.
“We’re happy to help support the YMCA’s new playground with funds from our educational trust account,” Past-President Otto Prohaska. “One of Sturbridge Rotary’s areas of focus is youth and youth development. The Y offers so many programs for children of all ages that funding toward the playground was a perfect fit for us.”