Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving Grant

In an act of goodwill to their neighbors, employees of the Wireless Zone recently presented a check for $8750.00 to AHM Youth and Family Services. Earlier this year Ryan Herrick, Wireless Zone Executive Franchise Director of Sales and Operations shared information about a grant program that could benefit children served by the regional non-profit, AHM Youth and Family Services.

After researching the grant, AHM leaders applied for funding to support AHM’s Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center’s purpose is to provide support, education, and resources around child development and parenting to young children and their families.

AHM’s Family Resource Center, (FRC) is one of 58 FRC’s statewide and has a multitude of programs for children ages Birth-5 and parents from Andover, Columbia, Hebron, and Marlborough. Current programs through the FRC include Play and Learn groups at Gilead Hill Elementary School and in the Park, developmental screenings, home visits, a preschool program at RHAM High School, a Sensory group, Music Program, and support and resources for home-based early child care providers. The FRC is a partnership between AHM the Hebron Board of Education, and the CT State Department of Education.

The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving grant will allow local children to attend a preschool summer camp free of charge for two weeks. In the camp, children will work on social skills, gross and fine motor skills, and school readiness skills in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying summer recreational activities inside and outside. There will be guest visitors and weekly soccer and music offered as well!

Tressa Giordano, AHM’s Executive Director recently shared: “I want to extend our gratitude for the Wireless Zone’s incredibly generous support. We are thrilled to be able to offer our summer preschool program free of charge to almost 70 students this summer, due to the kindness and generosity of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving.”

For more information about year-round AHM programs for children, teens, young adults, families, and seniors, please visit ww.ahmyouth.org. AHM provides a wide range of mental health, child, youth, and family development, juvenile justice, and prevention programs for area residents.

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