Much needed federal funding may be on its way to enhance programs and services at the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester.
The nearly $100,000 award is a part of the Community Funding Project program.
It will aim to help enhance after-school and career-ready services, including youth mental health services as well as expanding curriculum to include stem, entrepreneurship and more.
“For 50 years, the Boys & Girls Club has been a beacon in the Rochester community, providing a safe haven for our young people to learn, grow, and thrive,” Congressman Joe Morelle said in a statement. “They’re on the front lines supporting our youth, especially during these challenging times that can further exacerbate stress and trauma. That is why I am proud to have helped secure critical funding to enhance the services Boys & Girls Club offers and set Rochester’s youth on the path toward success.”
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester are honored and overwhelmed at the same time to be the recipient of the support provided by Congressman Morelle,” Dwayne Mahoney, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, said in a statement. “Especially in this critical time it is essential that we keep our kids safe healthy and engaged in meaningful activities to ensure their progress to a better future. No one knows that better than our congressman and we greatly appreciate him for understanding and delivering for the young people in Rochester.”
The appropriation bill was recently passed in the House of Representatives and now awaits Senate approval.