Six agencies get United Way innovation grants

LIMA — The United Way of Greater Lima awarded its 2017 Innovation Grants to six local non-profit agencies on Thursday.

The recipients included:

• Salvation Army, for “Girl Talk,” a program that seeks to change the perspective from which young girls see themselves through many important avenues.

• Bradfield Center, for the “Bradfield Coding Club,” a program designed to introduce coding to Lima-area students in sixth through 12th grades who are underrepresented in computer science and technological fields and have little access to computer science in school.

• West Ohio Community Action Partners, for “Teens Who Lead,” a program that aims to help teens find the strength, develop their own goals and support themselves in their achievement of these goals.

• Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley, for its Community Outreach program, which assists people in finding jobs and becoming job ready.

• Cornerstone of Hope, for “Building Up Kids: Resilient Teens.” Children and teens will be equipped with self-regulation techniques, practical coping strategies and a healthy outlook on life to aid their education, mental health, families, job performance and futures.

• Family Promise, for “Transitional Living,” a program that will create the opportunity for individuals to stay in a house that will provide them with the ability to build skills that are required for independent living.

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