The YMCA Young Leaders Academy and the Brewers Community Foundation has opened the “Brewers Dugout” at the YMCA Young Leaders Academy. A $34,000 gift from the Brewers Community Foundation made the creation of the library at the school possible.
“Brewers Community Foundation along with Mark and Debbie Attanasio and our players are thrilled to contribute a meaningful gift to improve the quality of life for our children,” said Cecilia Gore, executive director of the Brewers Community Foundation. “We take great pride in having a positive impact on and off the field. Learning to read is a critical component that must be achieved in order to assure academic success.”
The gift from the Brewers Community Foundation supported the construction, furnishings and books to establish the library. The library will be used by The Young Leaders Academy as well as the YMCA Childcare and Early Learning Center.
“We are so grateful for the ongoing support of the Brewers Community Foundation for providing these children with one of the most valuable gifts we can offer our youth – the enjoyment of reading,” said Bob Yamachika, President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. “The Brewers Dugout is another resource for our teachers as they address the critical need for our area’s youth to develop comprehensive reading and language skills. We are excited to see the joy on the faces of our students as they grow their love of reading in our library.”
Pictured from left to right: Cecelia Gore, executive director of the Brewers Community Foundation, Ronn Johnson, vice president of Charter Education for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Bob Yamachika, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, and two YMCA Young Leaders Academy students