YMCA Receives Sponsorships for 15 area Kids to Learn to Swim in Edgewater

By: Volusia Flagler Family YMCA
EDGEWATER, Fla. - June 13, 2022 - PRLog -- The Southeast Volusia Flagler Family YMCA is pleased to announce that they have received sponsorships for 15 K-5th graders to learn how to swim this summer. The sponsorships were donated by The Great Opportunity Scholarship (GOS). Most of the 15 kids will be students from Southeast Volusia area schools, with some of them coming from the Babe James Community Center, located in the Historic Westside neighborhood of New Smyrna Beach.

"The YMCA never turns anyone away for the inability to pay for our programs," said Katie Lyle, Chief Operating Officer, Volusia Flagler Family YMCA.  "Organizations like The Great Opportunity Scholarship make that possible" she added.

The Great Opportunity Scholarship is a non-profit entity which provides funds to support worthy community education efforts.

"Water safety education is one of The Great Opportunity Scholarship's goals so we are delighted to provide funds for these 15 children to benefit from the Y's swim program," said Kaye Walker - VP of Great Opportunity Scholarship and SEV Family YMCA board member.

Volunteers at GOS are currently assisting in reading and writing programs at the Babe James Community Center and are stocking a free Lending Library on their property. They also place and stock free Lending Libraries at Chisolm's Head Start Program and the New Smyrna Boys and Girls Club.

The Southeast Volusia Flagler Family YMCA is located at 148 W Turgot Ave, Edgewater, FL. They are open 24/7. For more information, including donating to the Y, call 386-409-9622, or visit https://vfymca.org/.

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Pictured left to right are:
Jarrett Cory - SEV Executive Director, Katie Lyle - Volusia Flagler Family YMCA COO, Rick Stearns - President of The Great Opportunity Scholarships, Kaye Walker - VP of Great Opportunity Scholarship and SEV YMCA Board member, and Julia Campbell - Aquatics Supervisor.

About the YMCA

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they're from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y's goal is to improve overall health and well being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.

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