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Leadership Lackawanna Creates New Play Area at Scranton YMCA

Local Leaders Build Tricycle Track for Preschoolers

One of this year’s Leadership Lackawanna Core Program teams recently finished their work on a new play area at the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Early Learning Center in Dunmore. The team created a track for the children to ride tricycles and added decorations to the playground at the front of the facility. They officially unveiled the play area at a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 10.

“The play area incorporates multiple educational activities and enhancements,” said team member Dawn Talley. “The team hopes that the children of the Early Learning Center will enjoy many hours of fun while using the enhanced play area.”

The team included Suzanne Kennedy of Community Bank NA, Patrick Lindmeier of Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials, Megan Kofira of Weiler Abrasives Group, Alonzo Baker of Penn Foster, Nicolette Stine of Tobyhanna Army Depot and Dawn Talley of Saint Joseph’s Center.

Each year, the Leadership Lackawanna participants complete service projects with local nonprofits. The experience helps them expand their leadership skills, all while giving back to the community.

“The Greater Scranton YMCA appreciates the partnership it has with Leadership Lackawanna. This leadership class stepped up during these unprecedented times, followed through with their project well beyond the set deadlines and helped the YMCA take a required space for our Early Learning Center children to work on gross motor skills – making it a space for the children to spend time working on those skills while having fun,” said Wayne Stump, Executive Director of the Greater Scranton YMCA.

Leadership Lackawanna is a nonprofit that develops the skills and connections of emerging and established leaders. Since 1982, over 2,300 local leaders have graduated from their programs. Visit their website to learn more about their mission and programs.

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