PORTERVILLE, CA – Bank of the Sierra is pleased to announce a Sierra Grant in the amount of $2,500 has been awarded to the Kings Community Action Organization. Funds were needed to support the Youth L.E.A.D. (Learning with Engagement to Achieve Dreams) Program to provide skill building services for high risk youth. This project focuses on three core areas: academics, recreation and enrichment. An emphasis on academics is made through tutoring support, homework assistance, and application support for higher education institutions or vocation programs. Recreation activities focus on sportsmanship and teamwork. Enrichment services incorporate a mentoring program, job readiness and job placement, guest speakers, art, and music.
The Sierra Grant Program is designed to improve the quality of life for the families, especially the children, who reflect the diversity within Bank of the Sierra branch communities. The Sierra Grant Program is focused on three areas: community services, park preservation, and education. Anyone involved in a non-profit program, who may be interested in a Sierra Grant, can pick up an instructional brochure at any Bank of the Sierra branch, or visit the bank web site at www.bankofthesierra.com.
About Bank of the Sierra
With over $1.6 billion in assets and strong performance ratios, Bank of the Sierra is the largest independently owned community bank headquartered in Southern San Joaquin Valley’s Heartland. The bank serves 20 different communities with 28 branches and two Ag Centers. For more information visit the web site at www.bankofthesierra.com or call (888) 454-BANK.