State Rep. Ann Purcell has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in
Effingham County for 2012.
The finance drive is currently under way to support the State YMCA program in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y and Co-ed “Y” Clubs.
“Y” Clubs are leadership development, service-oriented faith-based school clubs for sixth-12th grade students statewide. The South Effingham Middle School “Y” Club members conduct monthly school and community service projects and participate in a variety of conferences geared toward government education and Christian character. Plans are under way to extend “Y” Clubs to other middle and high schools in Effingham County.
The State YMCA of Georgia, Inc., was chartered in 1929 to develop leadership skills and a sense of moral and civic responsibility in middle school and high school students throughout the state. Youth-in-Government programs, leadership training and character education initiatives based on Christian principles are offered at the district and statewide levels to complement the work of service-oriented, school-based “Y” Clubs.
For more information on the State YMCA of Georgia, visit www.yclub.org or call (770) 455-9622.