The Clinton YMCA's Strong Kids' Campaign recently surpassed their goal of $100,000 for their 2014 campaign.
According to Executive Director Rennie Cluver, the Y once again saw great support from the Clinton community over the last yea and adds there is still money coming. The Y is grateful to have a supportive base throughout the community, which other YMCA's cannot say.
Next year's goal will likely stay at $100,000. Cluver explains most of the $100-thousand is given out in scholarships. He notes the Y may need to look at revamping the ways they generate funds.
The goal of the Clinton YMCA is to better the lives of their members and those in the community thta take advantage of their scholarships. Over the next decade, Cluver hopes to see a decrease in the need for scholarships by individuals bettering their lives through receiving their scholarships and membership assistance programs. Cluver would like to see the Y would evaluate each individual case to see if the Strong Kids Campaign is actually impacting them personally.
For anyone wishing to donate to Strong Kids, you can stop in at the Y, mail in a donation or donate online. You can find the Clinton YMCA online at www.clintoncommymca.org.