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October 6, 2015

Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to Broadreach’s Youthlinks Program

Filed under: Fundraiser,Press Releases,Teens,Youthlinks — Vicky @ 12:33 pm
Kris Koerber and Kate Finlay receiving CICF grant 10-4-2015 aKris Koerber and Kate Quinn-Finlay accept a grant
award from the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
on board the Serenade of the Seas Maiden Voyage.
Photo credit: Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce

On Sunday, October 4th, the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) made three grant awards aboard the Serenade of the Seas Maiden Voyage in Rockland. Broadreach Family & Community Services’ Executive Director Kate Quinn-Finlay and Youthlinks Program Director Kris Koerber were on board for the ceremony in celebration and appreciation of the CICF’s $2,500 gift to the non-profit agency’s program that provides out-of-school-hours programs year-round for middle and high school students in the greater Rockland area. The program is housed at 420 Broadway and is participation in Youthlinks is free of charge. Programs range from Student Garden Army to a number of choices that provide students with an opportunity to be active members of their community, often volunteering their time at other non-profits, including animal shelters, assisted living for older individuals, and the food cupboard and community meals program.

Kate Quinn-Finlay shared, “We are grateful to have one of Broadreach’s programs chosen to receive this contribution from CICF. This donation to Youthlinks will be used to help us continue to serve the 11 – 17 year old students in the area with programs that help them gain knowledge and experience, and become involved for the betterment of their community. They acquire a wide variety of life skills. We know for many young people, Youthlinks participation has a positive impact on their school performance and their relationships with their families, peers, and teachers.”

The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) focuses its efforts on programs that are designed to improve the quality of life in the communities served by the cruise industry. CICF supports programs that enhance educational opportunities for youth, including those designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, and promote good citizenship. The Foundation also supports academic enrichment opportunities aimed at enhancing student proficiencies in reading, math and science, as well as programs focused on environmental and public health initiatives.

For more information about Broadreach Family & Community Services visit www.broadreachmaine.org or call (207) 338-2200. Broadreach provides a wide range of programs including Early Childhood Education Services, Behavioral Health and Case Management, Prevention Programs that help strengthen families, and its Youthlinks Program. Broadreach serves Knox, Waldo, and Lincoln counties.