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Ascend Mentoring Receives Grant

April 20, 2017

Ascend Mentoring has received a grant from the Joseph S. Stackpole Charitable Trust to enhance its Health & Nutrition Program.  This award will allow Ascend Mentoring to provide health, nutrition, and financial education in partnerhsip with Get Fit Now LLC in Manchester.  Once a month at Get Fit Now, owner and trainer Gerry Ruck instructs our young people on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.  Along with health related goals that are assessed every month this program also includes a component on financial education.  The connection that finances can have on your physical health are stressed throughout the program and taught by Ascend staff through the MoneySmart curriculum.  We are grateful to the Joseph S. Stackpole Charitable Trust for helping us take this program from a pilot model to a full year program.