Catholic Youth Organization of Mercer County recently received a $5,000 grant from the Mercer Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey.
The grant will allow CYO to partner with Camp Fire NJ in presenting a Healthy Lifestyle program to teens at Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center in Hamilton. Classes are designed to motivate youth to develop a healthy lifestyle for mind, body and soul.
Grant money will also be used to procure more healthy, nutritious inventory for Bromley Center’s food pantry, with the teens assisting with the food choices and procurement, utilizing what they have learned from their classes.
CYO of Mercer County currently serves more than 1,300 children daily at nine sites in Trenton, Hamilton and Ewing. Since September 2013, CYO has managed/operated the Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center, under a contract with Hamilton Township. Offerings include a teen program, children’s summer camp, computer classes, after school tutoring, Head Start pre-school and a food pantry.
For more information, go online to cyomercer.org.