CBMM Awarded Grant Through PNC “Grow Up Great” Program

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD has been awarded a grant from PNC Foundation’s “Grow Up Great” program. The grant allows CBMM to expand its summer Kids Club program by an additional two weeks, which will be used in collaboration with the St. Michaels Community Center (SMCC) in providing free programming for underserved members of the Bay Hundred area.

Kids Club is a half-day, week-long, Chesapeake-focused camp for youth ages four to seven, where children learn firsthand about the Chesapeake Bay through activities, stories, games, and crafts. As part of the grant program, PNC will also assist in providing volunteers.

“One of the main priorities of the PNC Foundation is to provide educational and developmental opportunities that improve the school readiness of underserved children,” explains Kimberly Kastel, vice president and branch manager of St. Michaels PNC Bank. “Our volunteers are really looking forward to helping out with the camp this summer.”

CBMM’s Kids Club begins in June and runs through July, with the PNC-sponsored, closed-sessions running June 11-15 and June 18-22. Kids Club is open to the public June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13 and July 16-20 with limited enrollment and pre-registration required. For more information about the program, contact CBMM’s Director of Education Kate Livie at klivie@cbmm.org or 410-745-4947.

In photo: Vice President and Branch Manager of St. Michaels PNC Bank Kimberly Kastel, CBMM Director of Education Kate Livie, SMCC Director Trish Payne, and SMCC Youth Coordinator Pam Phillips stop for a photo while taking a campus tour to discuss plans for the summer sessions of Kids Club, sponsored by PNC Foundation’s “Grow Up Great” program.

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