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Humana Names The Center for Children & Young Adults as $100,000 Winner of “Humana Communities Benefit – Atlanta”

Grant will fund Life Works program designed to help Atlanta’s foster youth master skills needed to succeed as adults


Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 pm EST



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"To know that we are playing a role in improving the futures of Atlanta’s foster youth is truly gratifying"

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Youth aging out of Atlanta’s foster youth system now have a better shot at successful, independent lives.

The Center for Children & Young Adults, a home for abused, neglected and abandoned youth in Georgia, has been awarded a $100,000 grant as winner of the 2010 Humana Communities Benefit – Atlanta program, funded by health-benefits company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). The Center will use the Humana Communities Benefit grant to help fund its Life Skills for Healthy Living initiative, designed to help foster youth master the skills needed to lead successful and independent adult lives.

The Life Skills program offers foster youth a variety of hands-on learning activities to help them master life skills such as cooking and money management, as well as skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce.

“The Center for Children & Young Adults is thrilled to receive this generous grant from Humana,” said Chief Executive Officer Kimberley A. Shellman-Borna. “The impact of this gift will be life changing for many youth who so desperately want to make a good life for themselves and become productive and contributing citizens in our community.”

Humana Communities Benefit – Atlanta is a charitable giving program that awards a one-time $100,000 signature grant to a Metro Atlanta nonprofit focused on improving health experiences or building healthy communities.

A panel of local judges, comprised of community leaders and business representatives, worked with Humana to select the $100,000 grant winner. Each finalist made a formal presentation before the panel of judges, and the winner was announced Thurs., Nov. 18 at a grant celebration event at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park honoring the three finalists.

“To know that we are playing a role in improving the futures of Atlanta’s foster youth is truly gratifying,” said Humana’s Georgia Commercial Operations Market President Dan Feruck. “We are so pleased that Humana is able to help The Center expand its Life Works program aimed at helping these at-risk youth move into successful, productive adult lives.”

At the grant celebration event, Humana also recognized two nonprofit finalists with donations from Humana Communities Benefit – Atlanta: Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, which provides refuge for abused, abandoned, neglected or surrendered animals; and Open Hand, an organization that prepares and delivers more than 5,000 healthy, nutritious meals daily.

About The Center for Children & Young Adults

The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA) is a home for abused, neglected and abandoned youth in Georgia who have no other place to live. In 2010 under the direction of its new CEO, a new agency philosophy was implemented that centers around a more youth driven, dormitory model, with a stronger emphasis on life skills.

Life Works, the transitional living program at CCYA, offers dorm style living and teaches life skills, independence, and work ethic to prepare youth ages 17-21 for higher education, participation in the community workforce and self sufficiency in adulthood. To achieve their case goals and ultimately self sufficiency, CCYA staff and volunteers help residents to draft resumes, conduct job searches, enroll in school, and complete work training programs.

For more information on the Center for Children & Young Adults, visit www.ccyakids.org.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.1 million medical members and 7 million specialty-benefit members.

Humana is a full-service benefits-solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 49-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

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