Award from MutualOne Foundation helps Kids Connect in Natick

Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank, has announced a $2,500 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation to Kids Connect in Natick.

Opened in 2000, Kids Connect now tutors over 60 at-risk Natick youth from all grades in subjects including math, chemistry, physics, Spanish, French, language arts, organization skills and SAT preparation. The program provides services for those unable to afford other resources, as well as for students who benefit from creative, individualized, one-to-one tutoring, according to Executive Director Debra Sayre.

“This grant will allow us to continue providing tutoring regardless of the student’s ability to pay and also allow us to actively seek out those youngsters who are quietly failing because they do not know that we are available to help them,” said Sayre.

TUTOR TIME - Tutors continue their work with a local student as MutualOne Charitable Foundation Administrative Director Rachel Stewart (far left), Kids Connect Executive Director Debra Sayre, and MutualOne Bank President Mark Haranas pose in the background with the Foundation’s ceremonial $2,500 award check to Natick’s Kids Connect tutoring program.

TUTOR TIME – Tutors continue their work with a local student as MutualOne Charitable Foundation Administrative Director Rachel Stewart (far left), Kids Connect Executive Director Debra Sayre, and MutualOne Bank President Mark Haranas pose in the background with the Foundation’s ceremonial $2,500 award check to Natick’s Kids Connect tutoring program.