Local Foundations Create a Path to College for Promising Students
The partnership of local foundations who generously support YOU, Inc.’s College Access Programs – Dynamy Youth Academy and the Bruce Wells Scholars Upward Bound program – has been vital to our success over many years. In the last month, we’ve received generous donations from the Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation ($10,000, College Access Services), the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation ($25,000, Youth Academy), the Albert W. Rice Foundation ($15,000 , Youth Academy), the TJX Foundation ($10,000, Youth Academy), and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation ($10,000, Youth Academy).
Our College Access programs support promising but at-risk high school students to reach their full academic and career potential. These programs create a path to higher education for first-generation, college-bound students – ensuring that they have the skills and confidence to be accepted to and succeed in college. Thanks in no small part to the thoughtful support of these foundations, our programs will continue to transform the lives of thousands of Worcester youth.