Our community has received tremendous investment for our youth through the NMTC program. Without it, we would not have been able to build and expand our facilities to serve nearly triple the amount of youth in our county – from 200 kids per day up to 550! These programs offer parents peace of mind that their kids will be in a safe, supportive environment every day after school and full days in the summer so our youth can reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The funding received from this program made all of the difference and leveraged private investment from philanthropy to an area of high need and little resources to meet that need. A win for all involved, including our very own Congressman’s support, Vern Buchanan.
-Dawn Stanhope, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, Florida