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United Way shows support for Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- The Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center receiving a generous show of support from the United Way of Wyoming Valley today.

The Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center School-Age Development Program is the largest program in the region that supports children year-round, before and after school.

They provide tutoring, homework help, recreational fun, and a healthy meal for kids.

The United Way providing a check for $38,256 to support the program.

“The CYC has to subsidize many, many, many of their children because childcare is just so expensive for families. So the state offers subsidiaries for families and often that’s not enough and so United Way charitable dollars are able to help the lowest income kids get access to high quality programs like the CYC,” said William Jones, President and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley.

The CYC was also awarded an additional star under the Pennsylvania Keystone Stars Quality Education rating.

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