“Safety Around Water” program made possible by the Lead Forward Grant

Thank you to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI), in collaboration with the Lilly Scholars Network (LSN) for selecting our Y as one of the recipients of the 2021 round of Lead Forward Community Grants (LFCG). This grant enabled our Y to teach skills that save lives at no cost to our community’s children through our Safety Around Water program. The Y’s Safety Around Water program can help kids learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

“We are very excited to receive the Lead Forward Grant for our water safety initiative at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA,” reports Eric Benz, Southeastern Indiana YMCA Board of Directors president. “Water safety awareness and the ability to swim are essential life-saving skills that are crucial in preventing accidents among children. Thanks to the Lead Forward Grant, this program will provide a great opportunity for water safety instruction to the youth in our community.”

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