SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Black Men of Greater Springfield will hold a breakfast Saturday morning to give unity grants to more than 20 nonprofit youth organizations.
State Representative Benjamin Swan helped secure $200,000 in grant money for the BMGS to operate the DuBois Academy’s Saturday School Program and Summer Camping program for boys.
The BMGS is giving the rest of the grant money to 23 African American youth organizations including the Family Center Boys and Girls Club, and South End Community Center.
All 23 organizations work with African American youth in western Massachusetts, offering a variety of programs from educational activities, to athletic and leadership programs.
The breakfast will begin at 9:00 AM, at the Third Baptist Church in Springfield.