Wilmington youth program receives honor

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington’s Residential Adolescent Achievement Place better known as WRAAP celebrated an honor.

The group has received the 2015-2016 Top Community Based Program Award from the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for operation of its Kids Cafe.

The Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program began in 1999 with 5 Kids Cafe sites. The program currently supports 26 Kids Cafe programs at 32 sites in 34 counties serving about 1,692 children. Kids Café is an after school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education and mentoring to children at risk of hunger. Kids Cafe provides a safe and positive environment for children ages 15 and under to gather after school.

Each Kids Cafe site is operated in partnership with a respected community agency in order to provide the attention and accountability needed to ensure quality programs for children.

A financial gift of $1,000.00 was made to WRAAP’s youth program to help support day to day operations.

The WRAAP’ after school enrichment academy program operates out of Freedom’s Way Ministries. The company’s mission is to bridge the educational and social gaps that exist amongst youth, families, and communities.

Categories: Community, Local, New Hanover

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