Keeping kids off the streets in Rapid City

KOTA Territory News just produced a great segment on the Older Boy Program at The Club for Boys in Rapid City, one of the great nonprofits we get to partner with.

The Club recently received a $10,000 grant from the Sky Ranch Foundation for after-school programming that prevents youth involvement in the criminal justice system. The grant is designed to help provide alternate activities during 3-6 p.m. weekdays and Friday nights, a time when youth are most vulnerable and at risk for criminal activity, according to the Rapid City Police Department.

Rapid City Police Department Lt. John Olson has seen what idle hands can do. That is why the 20-year veteran can attest to the importance of The Club for Boys and applauds the announcement of a grant that will bolster the organization’s Older Boy Program—keeping kids off the street while promoting positive life choices.

I’ve seen what happens when children have too much time on their hands and too little adult supervision. The Club for Boys makes sure these kids have something productive to do, and great role models to look up to. There is no doubting the positive influence this Club has had on our community and youth.
— Lt. John Olson, Rapid City Police Department

Take a read at the article that accompanied the segment, and learn more about the important work the Club is doing in the Black Hills region. We're glad they are part of our community.