YMCA of Greenville announced April 14 it received a $5,000 grant from United Bank to support its RECESS (Recreation, Education, Community, Exercise, Social and Service) program, which works to serve post-high school adults with diverse abilities.
“The adults in our community who have diverse abilities have needs we can help address, not just from a skills and independence standpoint but from a social standpoint,” said Julie Hollister, YMCA of Greenville association director of youth and family services. “RECESS participants get to join their peers and feel a sense of community through our programming and it’s amazing to see that in action. We are so thankful to United Bank for their generous contribution that will help us keep this program running.”
Program participants learn about nutrition, fitness, social responsibility, community outreach and independent living skills. RECESS also may give them a place to make and connect with friends and gain a sense of belonging.
For more information, visit ymcagreenville.org/programs/outreach-development/recess.