Caribe Youth Leaders (BCYL) is pleased to be recipient of a generous
grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF).
On December 24, the FCCF Board of Directors approved a competitive grant in the amount $15,000 to support BCYL's Building Today's Youth - Tomorrow's Leaders After School Program.
funds awarded will be utilized to support Youth enrichments programs
through BCYL's Sports, Education and Community platforms.
are grateful for the support of the Fairfield County Community
Foundation as we strive to provide the children of Bridgeport with the
environment, resources and inspiration that will enable them to become
tomorrow’s leaders,” said BCYL President John Torres.
began as the Bridgeport Caribe Baseball League as a 501(3)(c)
organization to provide Bridgeport families a safe and nurturing
environment where children can learn not only the game of baseball but
also life lessons inn sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and
About Fairfield County Community Foundation:
Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community
and regional philantropy to improve the quality of life throughout
Individuals, families, corporations and
organizations can establish charitable funds and contribute to existing
funds. The Foundation provides philanthropic advisory services, and
develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues. It
is in compliance with the Council on Foundations' national standards for
community foundations. The Foundation has awarded over $168 million in
grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more
information, visit www.fccfoundation.org.
About Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders:
nurtures children while teaching responsibility through teamwork. BCYL
children, families and volunteers are expecting to make a difference in
their communities. They are asked to get honors in school, participate
in civic activities and share their sportsmanship lessons with their
peers. BCYL provides high school and college scholarships to the
University of Bridgeport, Eastern Connecticut State University and area
private/parochial high schools.
to see how BCYL demonstrates how the organization has matured from a
baseball organization into one which serves Bridgeport’s children in
multiple ways, emphasizing on academic achievement as the key to future