The YMCA is now able to expand their youth programs thanks to a gift from Mitsubishi

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Bloomington-Normal YMCA is the recipient of a shuttle bus thanks to a grant from Mitsubishi.

For months the YMCA staff hopped to grow its youth enrichment programs, but without money to provide transportation, the goal was put on hold. That is until now…

The Mitsubishi Motors Foundation teamed up with the O’Brien Auto Team to provide a bus that will accommodate kids in the after school youth enrichment program and the kids in the summer day camp.

“It’s an opportunity for us to grow partnerships not only with schools, but with churches and other community organizations,” said Sarah Tunall, Director of Youth Development. “As we grow physically, and look toward a new location in the next few years, we also are growing our programs to look to the next generation. Seeing how we can grow students who are healthy in mind, body and soul.”

This coming school year the YMCA is partnering with Calvary United Methodist Church to provide an after care program for students at Prairieland and Grove Elementary.

The bus will be used to transport students from the schools to the church.

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