Titusville YMCA Receives $10,000 Grant from Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for Youth Scholarships

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – The Titusville YMCA Family Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) to support the Y Youth Scholarship Program. In 2011, approximately 1,120 children, seniors and families in our Titusville community received scholarships totaling more than $200,000 to participate in programs that nurture life lessons in kids and foster health and well-being. These funds, raised through the YMCA Annual Support Campaign, help individuals from all walks of life to be healthier and more confident, connected and secure. “We are proud to work with organizations like the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation. They help us ensure that the Y turns no one away for their inability to pay a membership to lead a healthy lifestyle,” stated Titusville YMCA Executive Director, Billy Specht. “With community partners like them, the Y is determined to keep kids off the street, families engaged in positive programs and communities with a safe place to keep active and connected with neighbors.” Jess Parrish Medical Foundation is dedicated to supporting and enhancing healthcare outreach, patient care, rehabilitation, and wellness services that contribute to a better quality of life for citizens in North Brevard. As such, JPMF awards grants to community organizations that align with the mission of Parish Center. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, call 321-269-4066.


About the YMCA of Central Florida

The YMCA of Central Florida is one of the area’s largest nonprofits committed to strengthening the local communities it serves. It is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Each day 25,000 Central Florida residents are impacted by the Y when a mentor inspires a child, individuals make healthy choices and a community comes together for common good. In 2012, this YMCA Association of over 1,800 employees across 6 Florida counties impacted over 225,000 residents and invested, during a down economy, $10.2 million in its local communities through neighborhood improvement projects. Also, this Y provided $9.2 million in financial assistance to children and families that resulted in lasting personal and social change. CONTACT: Amanda Forbes Mestdagh, APR 407-849-0100 [email protected]