A strong showing of community support lifted Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches’ afterschool/summer program, Project Grow, into the 2022 State Farm Neighborhood Assist Top 100, earning the program generous grant funding from State Farm.
On Oct. 13, local State Farm agents Gil Martinez, Blanca Lopez Mackrey, and Ken Magaro visited Adopt-A-Family’s Lake Worth headquarters for the $25,000 check presentation ceremony. The grant will fund Project Grow, Palm Beach County’s only afterschool/summer program specifically designed to support elementary school students who have experienced poverty and homelessness.
“Project Grow not only keeps our community’s most vulnerable children from falling through the cracks, it provides a framework that supports them as they work toward their own success,” said Daron Morse, Adopt-A-Family’s Director of Youth Educational Programming. “Our students need the safety and stability Project Grow provides. This grant will help us continue serving at-risk children with excellence.”
In the first phase of the grant competition, 4,000 communities across the United States nominated special causes that make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists. Boosted by thousands of votes from supporters, Project Grow was one of 15 Florida causes to make the Top 200, and the only agency in Palm Beach County to receive a Neighborhood Assist Grant.
Project Grow focuses on academic support, emotional development, parental engagement, and life-enriching experiences. The classroom experience includes tutoring; academic advising; mental health counseling; social-emotional learning; snacks (and meals during summer camp); and outdoor play. The program emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities that boost critical thinking, promote self-confidence, and open students’ eyes to future career paths.
To learn more about Project Grow or Adopt-A-Family’s other programs and services, or to make a donation, please visit www.adoptafamilypbc.org or call (561) 253-1361.
For a complete list of State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant winners, visit: https://www.
Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches is dedicated to providing programs, services, and solutions to homeless and low-income Palm Beach County families experiencing a crisis. The organization’s mission is to strengthen families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. To achieve this mission, the agency provides physical housing units, an emergency shelter, rental assistance, homeless prevention services, youth educational programming, mental health services, and job coaching. To learn more about the work that Adopt-A-Family does in Palm Beach County, please visit www.adoptafamilypbc.org
or contact (561) 253-1361.