WICKLIFFE, Ky., June 11, 2018 – Ingevity presented checks in February, March and April totaling $27,000 to school-based Family Resource and Youth Service Centers (FRYSC) throughout the western Kentucky area. These funds will help academically at-risk students at schools where the centers are located with career development, counseling, health and social services.
FRYSC serves children at elementary, middle and high schools by providing preschool childcare, afterschool daycare, family literacy services and family training programs. The funds donated by Ingevity will also help impoverished students purchase necessities, such as food and clothing, to remove those nonacademic barriers to learning and enhance their developmental needs. Of the funds donated:
- Carlisle County FRYSC received a check in the amount of $5,000 on February 12.
- Ballard County FRYSC received a check in the amount of $7,000 on February 13.
- Hickman County FRYSC received a check in the amount of $5,000 on March 7.
- Fulton County FRYSC received a check in the amount of $5,000 on March 16.
- Graves County FRYSC received a check in the amount of $5,000 on April 11.
“The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers’ focus on the safety, health and education of youth in our area resonate with many of us at Ingevity,” said Kevin Cunningham, operations coordinator, Ingevity. “We’ve created a program for volunteerism and giving that focuses on education, human wellbeing and sustainability. This partnership with FRYSC aligns beautifully with our own program.”
Christy Puckett, director of pupil personnel, Graves County Schools, said, “On behalf of everyone in the Graves County School District, I am happy and honored by the opportunity to thank Ingevity for its financial donation. We will divide this money between our family resource and youth services centers at each school for their excellent efforts to help children and families in need. By working together, we can help more students building on their education to contribute to society, to thrive, and to participate in the American dream.”
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