YMCA of Greater Nashua’s Power Scholars Academy

Receives Grant From MDRT Foundation


The MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the YMCA of Greater Nashua in support of the Y’s Power Scholars Academy.

Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1.6 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to over 300 charitable organizations worldwide.

“The Y operates the Power Scholars Academy for 5 weeks each July and August. This full-day program) serves more than 300 Nashua students entering grades 1-9 each summer. Nearly 1,500 Nashua youth have taken part in Power Scholars Academy since the YMCA of Greater Nashua started offering the program in partnership with the Nashua School District in 2018. Prior to that, the Y provided a reading focused summer learning loss prevention program to incoming first and second graders in Nashua from 2015-2017,” said YMCA CEO Mike LaChance. “We appreciate this MDRT Foundation grant, which allows us to keep students active and engaged in educational programming during the summer, helping to combat summer learning loss and prepared to learn and thrive in school.

(In photo left to right): New York Life Agent Brian Keane,; YMCA Power Scholars Director Lorren Rodriguez; and New York Life Agent Earl Prolman (Keane and Prolman are associated with New York Life’s New Hampshire General Office), along with children of the Power Scholars Academy program at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua.


About the MDRT Foundation:

The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated  more than $38 million in more than 72 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. These funds were raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit mdrtfoundation.org.

About MDRT:

Founded in 1927, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 86,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, please visit www.mdrt.org and follow them on Twitter @MDRtweet

About the YMCA of Greater Nashua:

Teacher Reading to Students

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Nashua facilities, located in both Nashua and Merrimack, engage over 35,000 men, women and children annually – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. For more information about the Y visit www.nmymca.org.


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