Dennis Watson Spirit of TEAM Grant
Dennis was deeply committed to the success of young people in our community and as such he devoted nearly 18 years to the YMCA as a board member, volunteer, and financial supporter.
During his time with the Y, Dennis lead the charge for the YMCA Middle School Program TEAM devoted to encouraging 8th graders to improve their communication and teambuilding skills, increase their leadership, and to grow as more compassionate individuals.
Dennis encouraged young people to consider how the tone and intention of their communication impacted their ability to build a happy, healthy and vibrant community. He believed that young people, if given the opportunity, could play a vital role in making our communities kinder and more inclusive.
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In Dennis’s honor, fund contributions will be used to offer The Spirit of Team Grant to local youth group leaders, teachers and those who are developing programs or projects for middle school students.
Individuals or groups with a program or project idea for middle school students that upholds the ideals of the Y and promotes teambuilding, encourages inclusion, or fosters good communication are encouraged to apply.
Stay Tuned: The call for applications will open September 1, 2017 and application materials will be available at this time.