(Atlantic) The Atlantic Rotary Club presented the Nishna Valley Family YMCA with a significant donation for their Tutoring program Tuesday afternoon.
The technology grant is in the amount of $9,304.30. It will go towards the purchase of Ipad mini's, go pro cameras, laptops, a projector and chrome books. Tamara Gibson spoke on behalf of the YMCA.
"I wanted to thank you guys very much for this generous gift. At the Y we are very excited for the opportunity that it's going to open for us."
Gibson explained the tutoring and homework program will expand to use more science. The new technology will allow for more research. She also extended a big thank you to the program's tutors.
"The people that are helping with this program they are the ones that keep it going, those are our tutors if you see them and if you know them please thank them for what they do because some of them are in there four days a week and they are committed to these kids and they are the ones who make this program successful."
Tutors include Betty Siggins, Mary Turner, Denny Stuetelberg, Marietta Petersen, Gaylord Schelling, Doc Weresh, and Paige Sorenson. Gibson noted that they will purchase as much of the technology as they can locally.