ICYF Donates Money to Libraries of Indianola School District
ICYF co-founder Abbie Blake presents a check for $3,300 to Indianola School District Librarian Dawn Goodale. The money will be divided evenly among the district's six libraries.
"We are very happy to have the opportunity to give back to the community after the support that's been shown to the ICYF," Abbie Blake, vice president of the ICYF.
The Indianola Community Youth Foundation sponsored event "Lace Up For Literacy," a 5k fun run and walk held last fall in Indianola, raised $3,300.
The proceeds of the event were designated for the Indianola Community School District Libraries and will be divided evenly among the libraries in the five district school buildings.
"We are very happy to have the opportunity to give back to the community after the support that's been shown to the ICYF," commented Abbie Blake, vice president of the ICYF. "A large part of our mission is to focus on wellness and literacy for Indianola youth. Lace Up For Literacy combined both of those missions and I hope it's the first of many events that will give kids new opportunities to participate."
ICYF Hires Blake Fieldhouse Director
Kim Seberg named Director of the Blake Fieldhouse.
“Kim will be just the person to help turn our ideas into reality and we’re so happy to have her in that role”Abbie Blake, vice president of the ICYF.
As Director, Seberg will be responsible for overseeing the facility, developing programming opportunities that benefit the youth, and raising awareness of the ICYF.
Casey Blake, former major league baseball player and president of the ICYF believes this is a positive step forward. "Kim's background working with kids and her enthusiasm for new challenges makes her a perfect fit to help us achieve the goals of the foundation."
The Fieldhouse was the first project of the ICYF. The goal is the facility will further ICYF's mission to build Indianola's reputation as a community committed to its youth and support programs and facilities that directly benefit the young people of Indianola.
"We envision many possibilities for the Fieldhouse that will motivate the kids to get involved," commented Abbie Blake, vice president of the ICYF. "Kim will be just the person to help turn our ideas into reality and we're so happy to have her in that role."
Seberg started in mid-January and her office is located across the hall from the Fieldhouse.