South Sound YMCA’s Power Scholars Academy Selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Top 200 Finalist and Needs your Votes

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When learning is fun, kids retain more. The Power Scholars program is just one way the YMCA helps kids succeed. Photo courtesy: South Sound YMCA

Submitted by South Sound YMCA

South Sound YMCA’s Power Scholars Academy needs your help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help improve their community. Starting August 15 at 12:01 a.m. ET, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at

Power Scholars Academy has until Aug. 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. On September 25, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.

Ready to help close the achievement gap for scholars? Follow our unique URL and vote here:

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists from 2,000 submissions.


About Power Scholars Academy

Power Scholars Academy is a 5-week, full-day summer learning experience specifically designed to reverse the effects of the Achievement Gap. The program combines small group, rigorous academic instruction with fun, hands-on enrichment activities, field trips and service projects. Last summer, our scholars gained an impressive 2.5 months in math and 2.0 months in reading, remediating the two months typically lost by under-resourced youth over the summer. The South Sound Y, in partnership with three local school districts, will enroll 265 scholars in the summer of 2018. Each scholar receives a $1,000 scholarship to attend the full 5-week program at absolutely no cost to the family.

About the South Sound Y

The Y is one of the area’s leading nonprofits, which strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Across Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties your Ys engage over 43,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background, nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support the community.  Anchored in the South Sound for 108 years, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change.  Visit for more information.


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