"Desiree Shaffer has used the Kindergarten Readiness Camp at Champaign Family YMCA for two of her children, including her son Devon, who attended in 2016. She says the benefit to her children has been exceptional. She found the teachers to be very organized and helpful; they provided her with lots of feedback and ideas for activities that she could work on at home to address Devon’s specific areas of weakness. She also liked that the children were bussed to the actual school each day to help them become familiar with the school routine. Desiree is “super-thankful” for this program, which has given her children a great start in school."
"From July through October 2016, the Champaign Family YMCA awarded financial aid valued at $19,000 through the Invest in Youth program, funded in part through the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties. These scholarships have allowed more than 150 Champaign County individuals and families to participate in YMCA programs to develop their physical, social, and emotional well-being."