LEOMINSTER — Rollstone Bank & Trust donated $2,500 to Just Understand My Potential in support of their 2022-2023 $50K Grant Challenge, given by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, to be used for outdoor adventure education for area youth in grades 2 and up. The purpose of the grant is to engage disadvantaged youth and youth of color in afterschool and out-of-school activities at no charge.
Since 2010, JUMP has supported youth in need in Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner and surrounding towns through adventure education programs. JUMP inspires young people to realize their full potential through mentorship and a variety of outdoor adventures that provide life lessons, personal insights, and confidence which serve as a foundation for taking on leadership roles in the community.
“We are so grateful to Rollstone Bank & Trust for their support that helps us give children of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to be active and a part of something bigger than themselves,” said Bill Spacciapoli, executive director of JUMP. “If we can teach our kids leadership and overcoming adversity in a safe, inclusive and fun environment, then we as an organization will have succeeded.”
“We’re honored to contribute to such an amazing organization as JUMP,” said Arthur Feehan Jr., executive vice president and chief operating officer of Rollstone Bank & Trust. “Rollstone Bank’s core mission is to help the people in our community flourish, and that aligns perfectly with JUMP’s goal of supporting the community by instilling confidence in children and giving them leadership skills that will stick with them throughout their lives.”