FamilyMeans Receives $5,000 AT&T Contribution to Support Cimarron Youth Center
Oct 13, 2021
Center provides youth development programming for K-12 students living in Cimarron mobile home community
LAKE ELMO, Minn., Oct. 13, 2021 — FamilyMeans received a $5,000 AT&T contribution to support the Cimarron Youth Center today during a check presentation at the center in Lake Elmo.
The AT&T contribution will support the FamilyMeans Youth Development program, which provides free, year-round, out-of-school programming for underserved students in grades K-12 in the Cimarron mobile home community in Lake Elmo.
“Our commitment is to help families and youth who need support and guidance as they navigate life’s challenges,” said Jim Kroening, President & CEO of FamilyMeans. “Our Cimarron Youth Center provides engaging programming that enables our young people to increase their knowledge, skills and connections to develop pathways to post-secondary life. We are thrilled to receive this AT&T contribution to further our mission and help Cimarron youth succeed in life.”
Cimarron youth encounter a disproportionate number of barriers to social, educational, and economic achievement due to intersectional marginalized identities. Building upon their inherent strengths and resilience, the goal of the FamilyMeans Youth Development program is to equip students to learn, thrive, connect and contribute throughout their lives.
“For more than a century, education has been a priority for AT&T,” said Paul Weirtz, State President of AT&T Minnesota. “We are very proud to support FamilyMeans and its work to help Cimarron youth succeed academically and prepare for success in life.”
The program helps children and teens expand their personal and educational horizons, explore skills and attitudes important to later employment, develop caring supportive relationships with peers and adults, and develop pathways to post-secondary life.
Founded in 1963, FamilyMeans is a multi-service, nonprofit organization that facilitates positive life changes by offering client-centered, evidence-based programs that strive for excellence in care and outcomes.
AT&T’s support is part of AT&T Believes℠ -- a company-wide, localized effort to create positive change in our communities. AT&T Believes harnesses employee engagement, supports it with company resources, and joins with collaborators to make an even bigger impact on local communities and society at large.
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