BANGOR - Children in need for a safe program to learn and grow now have a new home.
Bangor Housing announced its partnership with Boys and Girls Club of America, and the Alfond Youth Center of Waterville.
The free after-school program is for children who cannot participate or afford clubs and other extracurricular activities.
“The difference is the kids in this community, it is a little more challenging sometimes to access some opportunities. To have this organization brought right to their neighborhood is just huge for us,” says Director Catherine Hamel from the Boys and Girls Club of Bangor.
Boys and Girls Club is always looking for volunteer mentors and sponsors so they can expand their efforts.
Right now 24 children are utilizing the program -- and the staff is hoping to keep these students until they graduate high school.