For decades, PNC has provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people's lives every day. The PNC Foundation's priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations in order to enhance educational opportunities, with an emphasis on early childhood education, and to promote the growth of communities through economic development initiatives.
The PNC Foundation provides support for the YMCA’s Camp High Hopes Kindercamp sites. This program serves rising kindergarteners with a specific focus on ensuring they are prepared to start school. In addition, children participate in all kinds of camp activities including swim lessons, active games and character development time, all while being led and encouraged by caring adult role models. As a result of their participation in this program, students have shown improvement in literacy skills, color recognition, fine motor skills, social competence, and overall school readiness.
We are thankful to the PNC Foundation for helping us to ensure all of our campers are prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.