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Representatives of agencies receiving Kiwanis Club grants at Thursday’s luncheon are, from left, YMCA High Point Director Lynn Lomax, YWCA Director Heidi Majors, Macedonia Family Resources Center Director Dell McCormick, High Point Arts Council Director Debbie Lumpkins, YWCA Youth Services Director Kathie Szitas, High Point LEAP Director Claire Robinson, Shirley Simauchi with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kenny Mack of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point, Debra Crandell with High Point LEAP and Catherine Niebauer with Communities in Schools.

HIGH POINT — The Kiwanis Club of High Point awarded $20,200 in grants to eight nonprofits to support literacy, mentoring and help meet other community needs.

Kiwanis President Latoya Bullock noted the club’s guiding mission is to change the world one child and one community at a time.

“In order to do this, funding is needed to support youth programs,” Bullock said during a Kiwanis luncheon on Thursday at the High Point Country Club. “This is why we chose to grant over $20,000 to local youth agencies. These agencies help provide a safe place for children to learn, grow and play. It truly takes a village to raise a child.”

Grants include:

• $5,500 to the YMCA of High Point will help pay for summer camp enrichment activities for elementary and high school students.

• $3,000 to High Point LEAP to start an after-school program.

• $2,700 to Macedonia Family Resource Center to help fund youth baseball programs for boys and start a dance program for girls.

• $2,500 to YWCA High Point to support its summer enrichment program.

• $2,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont to supply classes at a new mentoring center.

• $1,500 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point to help with literacy programs.

• $1,500 to Communities in Schools of High Point to help pay for mentoring programs.

• $1,000 to the High Point Arts Council for scholarships for a new youth jazz orchestra.

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