Midland States Bank presented the Greater Joliet Area YMCA with a grant of ten thousand dollars in support of the Y’s Teen Achievers program today. Senior Vice President of Banking Dan Stevenson was on hand to present the check to members of the Y’s leadership team, Jim Watts, Maurice Fears and Julie Wilkinson. Jeff Riley and Karla Guseman of Joliet Township High School—where the program is based—and special advisor Larry Weirs were also in attendance.
The gift will directly benefit Teen Achievers, a grant-based program that guides students on their path to graduating high school, attending college and achieving career goals. The rapidly growing program currently serves 130 students in the Joliet area—the most in program history. This spring, an estimated 40 students will embark on an annual out-of-state college road trip that gives students the opportunity to visit several esteemed universities.