AUBURN – One of the 2017-2018 goals of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Lunch Club has been to provide laptops and iPads to Tree Street Youth program (TSY) located at 144 Howe St. Rotarians presented a $4,500 grant check to the program recently.

“Providing financial assistance to TSY aligns with our club’s mission and focus on literacy,” said L-A Rotary Lunch Club President Monica Millhime. “The new technology will provide community support to the programs currently offered at Tree and will strengthen their capacity to continue providing basic education, literacy and technology skill sets. We are delighted to be able to provide the partnership and resources enabling students to write college essays, research career paths, apply for jobs and complete other necessary tasks to pursue college and careers.”

Since 2011, TSY has served over 800 youth. Seventeen different languages are spoken, including Arabic, French, Spanish, Somali and Swahili. “Providing education along with technology tools offer students the ability to embrace and accept an opportunity to be more literate in a changing, demanding world and develops leadership, accountability and life skills to be successful,” said Millhime.

Rotary members meet weekly from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Village Inn, 165 High St. FMI: call 207-713-7045 or email Weekly updates are posted on Facebook:

L-A Rotary Lunch Club President, Monica Millhime, second from left, is assisted by fellow Rotarian Ray Martel with the presentation of the club’s $4,500 grant check to Tree Street Youth Executive Director Julia Sleeper and Operations Manager Kim Sullivan.

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