Scotiabank and YMCA Announce $2.15 Million Partnership To Help Increase School Graduation Among Vulnerable Youth

The Bank's commitment will enable 50 YMCA Alternative Suspension program sites to support students across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Quebec
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TORONTO, May 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank announced a community investment of $2.15 million to the YMCA Alternative Suspension (AS) program, an initiative founded on the principle that traditional suspensions from school are missed opportunities for students, their families, their school, and their community. The program acts as a catalyst for positive behavioural change helping students improve their school experience, stay in school, and graduate high school.

AEG and The LA Kings Adopt 42 Los Angeles Families in Need for Holiday Season

Families were selected in conjunction with Los Angeles nonprofit organizations including All Peoples Community Center, Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, Boys & Girls Club of Venice, CARECEN, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, East LA YMCA, Heart of Los Angeles
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This Season of Giving, AEG employees and the LA Kings adopted 42 Los Angeles families in partnership with various nonprofit organizations’ Adopt-A-Family Program. Throughout the month of December, employees from AEG’s various business divisions purchased and personally delivered gifts, clothing and necessities to families in need across the city to help make the holiday’s a little brighter.  

Driving Communities Forward: Insights from Cross-Sector Leaders Closing the Opportunity Gap


The pandemic continues to widen the opportunity gap and adversely impact students and job-seekers, especially those who already faced systemic barriers to career success. We need innovative, collaborative, community-driven solutions to ensure that communities that have been disproportionately affected can have equal access to economic mobility.  Those solutions can often feel amorphous or unattainable, but – if you look closely at the work of local organizations – there are powerful collaborations that are meaningfully building equity every day.

LA Kings Host “We Are All Kings” Youth Camp

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AEG’s LA Kings recently hosted the club’s first week-long “We Are All Kings Camp” at the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo on August 2-7. Free for children ages 5-and-up, the camp focused on introducing new players to the game of hockey.

Always Helps Girls Build Confidence Through Sports.

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Why sports?

Taking part in sports is about way more than the cheers or the wins. Playing sports helps girls develop confidence and important life skills, such as teamwork and resilience. Additionally, over 2 in 3 people agree playing sports during puberty has a positive impact on academic performance and future career success.

Despite all these benefits, nearly 1 in 2 girls drop out of sports during puberty, mostly because they feel the need to focus on other things (27%), they no longer find it fun (23%), or they don’t feel good enough (19%).1

Innovating to Live Better, Walmart Foundation and Nonprofits Fight Childhood Food Insecurity

By Eileen Hyde, Director, Sustainable Food Systems and Food Access

The problem of food insecurity is not new. Yet amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s taken on new urgency, as job loss and school closures disrupt the rhythms of life – and have often left America’s children unsure of where their next meal is coming from.

FedEx Custom Critical Delivers Bagged Lunches for 120,000 Students


When Richard Smith, FedEx Express Regional President and Executive Vice President, U.S. Domestic and U.S. International, received a request from Ron Redwing, President and CEO of Redwing Group, LLC., for a temperature-controlled truck to transport lunches for students in Memphis, he called on FedEx Custom Critical to find a solution.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $275,000 Grant to YMCA of East Tennessee for Youth Development

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation announced today a $275,000 grant to the YMCA of East Tennessee to expand its youth development programs that focus on financial wellness, academics, leadership and well-being. On behalf of the SunTrust Foundation, Harry Gross, SunTrust Bank Knoxville market president, presented Jim Dickson, CEO of YMCA of East Tennessee, with the grant at a special event Tuesday, July 9, at West Side Family YMCA in Knoxville.

AEG Concludes Annual Season of Giving with Community Holiday Party for More than 700 Children and Families in Los Angeles

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AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, concluded its Season of Giving, the company’s annual holiday initiative that encourages its employees to engage in charitable activities in their local communities, with a community holiday party near the company’s global headquarters in Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE and the Los Angeles Convention Center on December 18, 2018.

Brown-Forman Donates $2 Million to Fund YMCA in West Louisville


For over 90 years, Brown-Forman has called the same neighborhood its home. Last month we announced a $2 million gift to the YMCA being built in our backyard. Learn more about how this gift will impact our local community.


For over 90 years, Brown-Forman has called the same neighborhood its home. Last month we announced a $2 million gift to the YMCA being built in our backyard. Learn more about how this gift will impact our local community.


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