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Boys and Girls Club receives $15,000 grant

MANATEE — The Wilson-Wood Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County.

The award will help support after school and summer academic support and enrichment programs for young teens at the Harllee Middle School Boys & Girls Club, in the Pride Park area of Bradenton.

Project Learn at the Harllee Middle School Boys & Girls Clubs includes programs such as; FCAT Explorer, daily homework help, tutoring, mentoring, on-site gardening, brain games, chess, math and reading support, arts & crafts, “groove lab” music composition and performance, lifetime sports, summer career camps and technology. Harllee Technology Student Association members were multiple winners at the TSA National & International Conference in June, including a 3rd place finish in Inventions & Innovations.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County serves over 2,500 youth at five locations (Harllee Middle School, Southeast High School, Bradenton, DeSoto and Palmetto).

For more information, call 761-2582 or visit www.bgcofmanatee.org.

The Wilson-Wood Foundation has distributed more than $6.6 million to non-profit organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties over the past 26 years.