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$5K in grants for youth initiatives from Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation

Jewett City Savings Bank President and CEO Kevin Merchant announced today that the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $5,000 in support of a variety of local youth education programs and services.

Plainfield Central Middle School received $1,000 from the Foundation to support student participation in the Exchange City financial education program, and a $1,500 grant to Griswold PRIDE will help Griswold Middle School students create a social norms media campaign. A $1,000 Foundation award to Safe Futures, Inc. will provide a healthy relationships program at Griswold High School, and Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. will use its $1,000 grant to purchase yoga mats, blocks, and other items for a children’s yoga program. The Foundation also awarded $500 to the Brooklyn Park and Recreation Department for the installation of surveillance cameras.

“We’re always aware of the importance of programs and activities that focus on today’s youth and are pleased to provide financial support where we can help make a difference,” said Merchant.

Participants of the Northeast Opportunities for Wellness children’s yoga program.