Program Support will serve Chelan and Manson youth

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Thrive Chelan Valley has received a generous grant of $10,000 from the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund to support Thrive’s three programs – Cares, Mentoring & Teen Center. This local nonprofit organizations helps ensure Chelan and Manson youth have everything they need to reach their full potential.

The Washington State Department of Commerce partnered with School’s Out Washington to implement the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund. This one-time investment will provide $9.3 million to youth development organizations that have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and which support young people who are furthest from educational justice.

Of the 612 eligible applications submitted, 421 were approved for funding by the Department of Commerce. Grant applications were analyzed by 112 peer reviewers who were heartened by the commitment of programs and organizations across the state which are ensuring that youth continue to be supported and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These generous grant dollars mean the world to us and the students we serve as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape before us due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Kayla Helleson, Executive Director of Thrive Chelan Valley. “These funds will allow us to continue impacting the lives of the youth we serve in meaningful and tangible ways.”

The funding from the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund allows Thrive Chelan Valley to continue providing youth with crucial wraparound services such as access to weekend meals, caring mentoring relationships, and proactive mental health support through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

For additional information about Thrive Chelan Valley, please visit their website.