“Many of us just don’t realize how important it is to give our young people a safe and healthy place to stay after school,” said Clif Webb, the vice president of public affairs for SRNS. “The Family Y understands and fills this need by providing a fun and structured environment for our kids, keeping them off the street and out of harm’s way.”
The Family Y provides a variety of programs including physical fitness programs, swim lessons, adapted aquatics, licensed child care and preschool, youth sports programs, senior activities and day and resident camps. The Family Y also operates before- and after-school programs at 31 elementary schools serving more than 1,000 children in the area.
“We are so grateful to our friends and community partners at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions,” said Danny McConnell, the president and CEO of Family Y of Greater Augusta. “This gift means that low-income families are able to receive financial assistance to ensure their children thrive in the after-school care they need.”
The donation celebration was held at Warrenville Elementary School during a Family Y “Prime Time” after-school session.
Operating in Augusta since 1858, The Family Y serves more than 50,000 members. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is a Fluor-Daniel Partnership composed of Fluor, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory.