Y’s Club serves up corn for the 60th year to raise funds for programs at YMCA

By |2018-08-21T13:16:10-05:00August 21st, 2018|

Metro residents ate all the corn they could on Tuesday night in support of local programs at the 60th annual Y's Club Corn Roast at Mankato West High School. YMCA Executive Director John Kind says funds from the event go to support a number of programs at the organization.  "It supports our Stride Program for young men, our mentoring programs, school-based mentoring, brother/sister program, it supports our youth sports programs. It just goes a long way to get kids to camp." Many of the programs are at capacity, which has led to expansion talks for a new YMCA on Mankato's east side. [...]

Educare awards $92,000 in grants for programs and initiatives in the Mankato School District

By |2018-05-11T15:13:06-05:00May 11th, 2018|

Over 92-thousand dollars in grant money is being awarded to Mankato Area Public Schools with the intent to support innovative learning. Educare Foundation made the award announcement on Friday for the 2018-2019 school year that includes five different initiatives. Nearly 29-thousand dollars will go towards the Electronic Instrument Ensemble at West High School, 10-thousand dollars for Project Lead the Way at East and West High Schools, over 32-thousand dollars for Heart Zone Systems, almost 4-thousand dollars for vinyl cutters at both schools and 17-thousand dollars for 3D printers and pens for makerspaces. The grants will be awarded on May 18 at [...]

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