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Wisconsin Youth Success Program receives $1,000 grant

September 5, 2012
A WYSP participant prepares to do the UW-Eau Claire ropes course during the program's summer 2012 session.
EAU CLAIRE — The Wisconsin Youth Success Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently received a $1,000 unrestricted grant as part of the Eau Claire Community Foundation's 15th Anniversary Grant Challenge.

WYSP recently wrapped up its 32nd year with a record 448 registrants. Each summer WYSP, run by UW-Eau Claire's University Recreation and Sport Facilities staff, has provided more than 400 area youth ages 10-16 with opportunities to develop leadership, academic and athletic skills. Each day of camp, participants from the Eau Claire and Altoona school districts receive free transportation to and from camp, and all participants receive two federally subsidized meals on site.

The five-week program, which is offered free to all youth ages of 10-16 in the Chippewa Valley, is supported solely by grants, partnerships with area school districts and community/parent donations.

The Eau Claire Community Foundation's mission is to strengthen the community by offering donors opportunities to establish charitable legacies, making grants and serving as a catalyst to address community needs.



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