A Safety Around Water program grant for all students in fourth grade has been awarded to Stephenson Area Public Schools. Partnering with the M&M Area Community Foundation, The Stephenson School District accessed resources received from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
“We are very appreciative of this funding and the support of the M&M Area Community Foundation,” said Becky Marciniak, Stephenson Area Public Schools, K-12 Assistant Principal. “Without their support we would not be able to provide this opportunity for our students.”
Free lessons will be provided to the Stephenson District by the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, a national leader in youth swim safety programs. YMCA instructors will teach children about safety in and around water, including the use of life jackets and rescue techniques.
“I am very happy to see this opportunity for the children of the Stephenson area. I remember as a youngster similar programs and vividly recall riding the bus down to the YMCA,” said Mark Rasner, M&M Area Community Foundation board member. “I am pleased and proud the Foundation is aware of the needs of the out-county areas.”