Kids in Motion program receives $1,500 grant from Arby’s Foundation

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From left, Eleanor Miller, Selah Craig, Aryia Saben and Lilith Davis work on a Junior Achievement "More Than Money" game. | Photo courtesy of Douglass Community Services

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Arby’s Foundation recently committed $500,000 to support communities where an Arby’s restaurant is located. The foundation estimates it will award approximately 200 local grants across the U.S.

The Hannibal area Arby’s team selected the Douglass Community Services Kids in Motion program as a recipient of a $1,500 grant to support their efforts around childhood hunger. With these funds, Douglass Community Services Kids in Motion program will provide two healthy snacks per day to the program’s 30 participants. 

Kids in Motion is a short-term summer program for 30 incoming fifth and sixth grade students in the Hannibal School District. This year participants will engage with local entrepreneurs and small business owners during Entrepreneur Day as well as go fishing with local law enforcement officers. 

This program opens the eyes of youths to future employment opportunities. It also cultivates a community mindset through volunteer work experience at local non-profits and city entities.

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