Project Legacy Receives Important Donation
November 18, 2016 – Rochester, Minn. — Karen Edmonds announced today that Project Legacy received an important grant from Mayo Clinic to enhance community health improvement efforts in the areas of financial stress and homelessness.
"This grant will allow us to positively impact the lives of 65 youth of color who struggle with a lack of hope and possibilities," said Edmonds, Project Legacy Executive Director. "This funding will provide support in the areas of housing, education, job-training, and access to chemical dependency treatment and mental and physical health care. This grant will help not just these youth, but generations to come."
The grant was awarded through the Mayo Clinic Community Contributions Committee.
Project Legacy is a program to meet the needs of youth of color in the Rochester Community who struggle with lack of resources and supports that enable them to reach their full potential. Many of the youth lack stable housing, a viable support system, and caring adults to advocate for them. The program targets youth who have demonstrated resilience in the face of enormous obstacles and who are sincerely motivated to change their current lifestyle.
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