Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland are expanding in the Cleveland area.
They will increase weekly service hours by 45% including Saturday hours and provide new world class programming in the areas of arts, education and athletics.
The organization will open six to eight new clubs and increase daily service from 550 kids per day to over 2,000.
Money will come from the SAVEourKIDS campaign, which was publicly launched on Thursday.
The Clubs provide a safe place with caring adults for kids to go after school.
It is known that when kids are out of school and uninvolved in sports or other activities, they are most vulnerable. Issues such as neglect, violence, gangs, drugs, teenage sex and pregnancy, imprisoned loved ones, truancy and dropping out of school, amongst other obstacles, are real challenges for our children.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland was founded in 1954 and currently serves almost 8,000 youth in Cleveland's inner-city neighborhoods, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, and Garfield Heights.