Running Start

“Running Start is a chance for my child to start school knowing that he is ready, equal, and able to enjoy making friends and learning.” – A Grateful Parent

With the generous support of our members, the Southern Saratoga YMCA Advisory Council and staff, 60 children in the Shenendehowa School District received brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. In addition to that, 55 of those children participated in our annual Running Start shopping night at Kohls in Clifton Park. Here they were able to choose new shoes and clothes to hit the ground running on the first day of school!

Thank you to all who supported our Running Start program through donating supplies, filling a backpack, or giving the gift of time to take a child shopping!

To learn more about the program and how you can help contact Kim Dandino at 518-371-2139 extension 5520.