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West Hartford YMCA Holds Adult’s ‘Read to Succeed’

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The West Hartford YMCA’s annual campaign is winding down, but donations are still needed for many of the organizations’s critical programs.

Submitted by Robin Messerli, Community Engagement Coordinator, West Hartford/Tri Town YMCA

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The West Hartford YMCA is currently at 57% in the third week of their 2015 Annual Campaign, having raised $49,000 of a goal of $85,000. Without the support of the community the Y would not be able to offer programs like these. When you donate to the West Hartford YMCA, you are giving to the Greater Hartford YMCA and all its programs, including the YMCA Read to Succeed Literacy Program.

The YMCA Read to Succeed Adult Literacy program is a comprehensive individualized reading program especially designed to help adults who have consistently had difficulty with reading, spelling and writing throughout their lives.

Read to Succeed offers the hope of a better, more productive life to the students who, with the help of highly professional and dedicated staff and volunteers, unlock the keys for reading and writing. About 65% of the YMCA’s students are currently employed; however, due to their lack of reading skills they are often under employed, working at a job requiring little reading or writing skills. Read to Succeed improves the literacy skills for adults in the program, which enables them to enter a GED or certificate/college program.

If you know someone who has difficulty learning, we strongly encourage you to contact
Read to Succeed at 860-522-4183 Ext. 2322 or [email protected]

“Not only have I improved my reading and writing, but my self-esteem has grown as well. I have grown as a person in so many ways. I know now that I can learn, and learn as well as anybody.”
                                                                        -Graduate of the Read to Succeed Program

To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Shawn Fongemie, Executive Director at 860-521-5830, email [email protected], or visit westhartfordYMCA.org for more information.

The West Hartford YMCA is located at 12 North Main St., West Hartford CT 06107

About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading non-profits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.  www.ghymca.org

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