The Taylor University Summer Clubhouse Program will receive three years of support from the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation. The foundation announced a $2.6 million grant to fund the program that provides opportunities for family involvement, and also encourages young people to develop relationship skills and reinforce academic skills.
Foellinger Foundation President Cheryl Taylor says the foundation is proud to support this program. “We are pleased to invest in this program as it expands from six to seven locations to reach more children in need,” said Taylor. “The Summer Clubhouses work to develop personal assets of these children through social interaction, teambased activities and problem solving projects.”
This grant is one of Foellinger’s Signature grants, which has bestowed $8.9 million to the Summer Clubhouse. The program is in its 18th year and focuses on K-4th graders.