Wal-Mart's $2M aids Detroit summer youth programs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its foundation are donating about $2 million in grants for summer employment, learning and nutrition programs to Detroit area youth.

The retailer says in a release that those getting money include Gleaners Community Food Bank, City Connect, and another group known as BELL, for Building Educated Learners for Life.

The grants are part of a nationwide, $25 million initiative to expand nutrition, learning and employment services for elementary, middle and high school students during the summer.

The grants from Benton, Ark.-based Wal-Mart are providing healthy meals to 500 school-age children in the Detroit area, enrolling 1,000 young people in summer learning programs and
providing jobs and skills training to 1,000 teens.

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