Valley First Donates to YMCA of Okanagan Young Parent Program at KSS

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The Valley First Community Endowment fund recently infused $10,900 into the YMCA’s Young Parent Program, providing food, baby supplies and training opportunities for up to 10 at-risk young parents who are attending Kelowna Senior Secondary School while raising their babies.

“These teenage mothers are facing housing, mental health, life management and educational barriers,” says Danielle Miranda, senior manager of the Y’s child care programs. “The funds provided by Valley First will help to cover the cost of healthy meals and snacks for these young families in need, baby basics such as diapers and blankets, plus the necessary training and certifications to help young parents achieve their future goals.”

Each year the YMCA of Okanagan is able to provide financial assistance to low-income families so they have access to Y child care and other programs that support their health, development and positively impact their lives. The Y depends on generous donations from the community to provide the necessary support that so many local families rely on.

Learn more about the Young Parents Program on our webpage