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Wayne McClain Pipeline Foundation

Wayne McClain Pipeline Foundation's (WMPF) mission is to support and encourage youth to grow by providing leadership training, mentoring, tutorial services, scholarship, fitness, health and wellness. WMPF was created by Wayne McClain, 4-time winning high school state basketball coach of Peoria Manual. His vision was to nurture youth to become successful adults that can make positive contributions to their communities.

Over the years WMPF has served about 3000 families through fund raising events and private donations. We have provide after school programs through Champaign Schools, Urbana Schools and local churches, music workshops in beat making for high school youth, Turkey and Ham giveaways in both Peoria and Champaign Illinois during holidays, coats for kids, shoe giveaways, basketball development for youth of all ages, fitness classes, weight training, community clean-ups, resources for families during the covid19 pandemic, liaison services for families in need, foster grandparent program for Champaign schools, and community health trainings for youth. We have collaborated with several organizations and develop activities based upon youth community needs.