Wabash College receives nearly $700,000 for youth development camp


CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WANE) – Lilly Endowment Inc. on Sunday awarded a $696,590 grant to Wabash College to establish an on-campus youth development summer program.

The camp, titled The Liberal Arts at Play: Sports, Society, and Careers, is aimed at high school senior and junior high school boys and will show how studying the liberal arts can lead to a range of fun and engaging careers through At the sports.

Camp sessions will use sports-related issues and topics as a vehicle to introduce students to liberal arts disciplines like economics, history, and psychology.

“Through our other successful summer programs like Wabash’s Liberal Arts Immersion Program and Pathway to Your Future, we know how important these pre-college experiences can be for young people,” the president said. of Wabash, Scott E. Feller.

The camp program will also include guest speakers and day trips to sports facilities.

Wabash College will contribute nearly $175,000 in matching funds for the three-year program.

“By supporting these efforts, we hope Indiana youth will experience what it’s like to be on a college campus and participate in meaningful programs that can help them succeed in college,” said Ted. Maple, vice president of education for Lilly Endowment.


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