VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Numerous local organizations plan to enrich programming for area youth thanks to funding from Lilly Endowment.
Lilly awarded a one million dollar grant to Chances and Services for Youth to fund a collaborative effort between several organizations.
Those organizations include the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, Catholic Charities, Clinton Recreational Center, and the West Vigo Community Center.
The organizations will use the funding to support programming and make facility renovations with the goal of promoting the academic, physical, and social well-being of youth.
“This is long-lasting change that will be happening in each of these organizations. The things that will be happening here you’ll be able to walk into the building 10 to 15 years from now and see the impacts of that was made,” said Susan Turner, Executive Director of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.
“For us, it’s truly a way for us to have a collective impact in the community and I really feel that it’s going to go beyond just this initial grant for some of us in this collaboration it’s first time that we’ve worked together and so I can see that it’s going to be a lot of future endeavors,” said Brandon Halleck, COO of Chances and Services for Youth.
The one million dollar grant is made through an initiative by Lilly Endowment called Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana.