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CHARLEVOIX RECREATION RECEIVES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT
The City of Charlevoix Recreation Department recently received a grant to provide scholarships for area youth to attend a week of day camp or take ski/snowboard lessons at Mt. McSauba. The grant was awarded through the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.
It is important for all youth to be engaged, both in school and in the community. Young people should have the opportunity to make positive contributions and to receive positive recognition. They should spend time in environments in which learning and teamwork is encouraged, skills are developed, and physical and emotional growth is stimulated. Programs in the community which have a group philosophy allow students to experience a sense of belonging and pride. Particularly for students who are in disadvantaged circumstances, spending time in engaging settings both in school and within the community is important. Community programs -- such as Camp McSauba and Ski Mt. McSauba -- provide more opportunities for students to build positive relationships with caring adults and supportive peers.
“Unfortunately, too many of our area youth do not have the ability to take part in some of our worthy community programs. Families that are faced with tough economic times are forced to make decisions that leave little room for recreational participation,” said Tom Kirinovic, Recreation Director. The ability to send a child to summer camp or ski/snowboard lessons at McSauba is a major hurdle for many families. It is especially important for these children to interact with peers, seek role models, engage in fun activities and develop self worth. Offering scholarships to less fortunate children is a way to ensure that all area youth have the same opportunities to experience these important life lessons.
The Recreation Department is forced to turn down scholarship requests from many families each year for a session at summer camp or lessons at Mt. McSauba due to budget constraints. Contributions from individuals, businesses, service groups and foundations go a long way in helping deserving children take part in programs that they wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy.
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is a local charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens of Charlevoix County by building a permanent endowment, addressing needs through grant making, and providing leadership resources to serve the community. More information about the Charlevoix County Community Foundation may be found at or by calling 231-536-2440.
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