TAMPA, Fla – In classrooms at HCC’s Ybor City campus, you’ll find 45 middle schoolers studying everything from art to CPR. They’re participating in the YMCA Teen Achievers program. The summer classes aim to fight the summer learning gap.

On Tuesday, 10News was happy to give this program a boost with a $3,000 TEGNA Foundation grant. The money will help feed the kids at the end of the day.

“We know learning is hard to make happen when you’re hungry,” said the YMCA’s Wayne Johnson. “Just giving kids a hot meal, that is where this money is going to go. Giving kids a meal and feeling loved.”

The Teen Achievers camp is also funded by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.

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