SARASOTA, FL – The Sarasota YMCA Schoolhouse Link program recently received a grant of $2,000 from the Millie Rice Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support the educational needs of homeless youth.
Schoolhouse Link is a partnership of the Sarasota Family YMCA and the Sarasota County School Board, with additional funding from Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and local donors. The goal of the program, which provides services to assist families and youth who are homeless and/or in transition, is to ensure that students in transition are able to enroll, attend and succeed in school. Schoolhouse Link supports each student by helping create educational stability and by removing any barriers limiting their success. Created in 1998, the program serves an average of 800 children who are homeless each year.
For more information, go to sarasotaymca.org/schoolhouselink or call (941) 923-6100.
About Sarasota YMCA:
The Sarasota YMCA is a nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development by nurturing the potential of every child and teen; healthy living by improving the community’s health and well-being; and social responsibility by giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Every day, we work to make sure that everyone regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information, visit sarasotaymca.org or call 941.951.2916.