|L to R: Dick Smith, Slate Belt Y Founder; Devon Whiteman, Jill A'Hearn and Frank Frey|
School Director Bob Cartwright was skeptical at their meeting last night until he realized that it includes an educational component.
Ron Angle, from the peanut gallery, piped up and told the Board, Thus is one of the most marvelous things I've heard in a long time." He added, "I would sponsor a child."
Frank Frey the CEO at the Greatervalley Y, told the Board there are similar programs in seven area school districts.
The Slate Belt Y, based in Pen Argyl, has raised $4.2 million of the $6 million it needs to complete construction.