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The Clinton Community YMCA are closing in on their most important yearly fundraiser.

The annual Strong Kids Campaign allows the Y to provide quality, mission-driven programs for the community. Executive Director Rennie Cluver notes many Y members are in great need of scholarship money and the $100,000 goal from last year will remain the same. He adds the goal is also to attain any total beyond that.

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The Y also hopes to see the need for scholarships decline in the next few years. Cluver says time and dedication across the community can contribute to that goal.

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Many Clinton businesses collaborate with the Y for various events, but Cluver feels they need to be better at measuring the impact of their partnerships. He would like to track how much better kids are doing academically and socially due to YMCA programs.

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Cluver plans to be part of community betterment through the YMCA as long as he's able.

For more information on the Strong Kids Campaign, you can visit www.clintoncommymca.org or call 217-935-8307.

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