Posted on 6/27/18 10:10 AM by Samantha Savran
HARTFORD, Conn. (June 26, 2018) – On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the United Bank Foundation presented the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center with a $25,000 check to support its Teen Incentive Program (Y-TIP). The grant helps support the program’s ongoing success in benefitting under-served, at-risk teenagers from Hartford's Clay-Arsenal and Upper Albany neighborhoods. Y-TIP helps teens ages 11-18 overcome challenges to their success, including gangs, violence, drugs and other harmful and self-destructive influences.
Harold Sparrow, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford, said, “Thank you to the United Bank Foundation for aiding us in our mission to build strong communities. Supporting our youth is the best way to ensure a positive future for all Hartford residents, and I am proud to help inspire the teens from our community to engage in positive activities, which will aid them in achieving their educational, employment and personal goals.”