YMCA Receives Gift from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum

YMCA Receives Gift from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum

Generous donation will provide support for essential youth programming.

SAVANNAH, GA  SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 – The YMCA of Coastal Georgia, has received a $2,000 gift from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum. This generous contribution will provide financial assistance to the Y Readers program which serves five urban elementary schools in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School District.

The Y Readers program is a free after-school academic achievement program that helps students who are reading below grade level or at high risk of falling behind. The program is an extended school day for these promise students, helping them raise or maintain their academic standing, increase their reading scores, and improve self-efficacy. The program is slated to serve 216 students in the 2016-2017 school year.

A group of team members from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum visited YMCA of Coastal   Georgia to present a check for $2000, designated for the Y Readers program. [Photo attached] Shown here at the check presentation are (from left) ) Rustan Stewart, human resources manager, Jose  Casanova, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum plant manager, Joel Smoker, Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and Justley Harston, environmental coordinator.

To learn more about the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/

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About the YMCA of Coastal Georgia

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has been serving the Coastal Georgia community for over 160 years, and continues to work every day to advance its cause to strengthen community through its 3 areas of focus; youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  Today the YMCA of Coastal Georgia operates 11 units, in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn Counties; included is the Pryme Tyme before and after school program, operating in 55 elementary and middle schools throughout the markets served. The YMCA serves men and women, girls and boys of all ages and from all walks of life. All of this and more is accomplished while putting forth the Y mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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