The scholarships will allow the kids to participate in after school, school vacation and summer educational and enrichment programs at a tremendous savings, and in many cases, at no cost. The goal is to provide the parent with wraparound services that continually support the child and the parent or guardian even after other services come to an end.
Girls Inc. Executive Director Tracy Ingersoll made the offer during a recent meeting at her Worthen Street Center in Lowell.
“Girls Inc. has worked with numerous families that fight to get and keep all the services they need to have a healthy, successful life,” said Ingersoll. “It’s frightening to think of the number of families that struggle every day and we don’t want this for the residents of Megan’s House. We aim to support the child’s education and care and ultimately support the mom’s while they focus on their treatment, their health and their family’s future.”
Girls Inc. has been providing services and activities to girls ages 5-18 and their families in the Greater Lowell area for 100-years. Those programs range from education and nutrition, to arts and athletics.
The generous offer from Girls Inc. is just the latest collaborative effort between the Megan House Foundation and other key Greater Lowell organizations offering vital services.