Niles-Buchanan YMCA Reaches Matching Grant Threshold

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is moving closer to its $3 million fundraising goal for an expansion later this summer. They have met the $25,000 threshold for a matching challenge grant from a local foundation, which was contingent on the Y raising the money as part of the community phase of its Changing Lives & Improving Health capital campaign. That phase of the campaign is still going and was launched in March. The goal is to provide access to places for kids and young people to find something to do, have positive role models, and develop a purpose to a clear path to a healthy and productive life. The Y is planning to break ground on the expansion in August, with the building improvements set to include a youth center, a teen center, a new fitness room, and a second gym. It’s expected construction will last six to eight months.