Akron's Boys and Girls Club is using some new state money to help serve underserved populations.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve says it's getting about $200,000 from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office. It's the local share of a $4.35 dollar million settlement over mortgages - Ohio's part of a national settlement.
Local club president/CEO Teresa LeGrair says that the money here will be used to set up a club at the new Summit Lake Opportunity Center.
"What we know is that there are little under a thousand youth that reside in that community that there are no after school programs available to," LeGrair tells AkronNewsNow.com. "So, AMHA is going to be building a new site over there, the Summit Lake Opportunity Family Center, and we will be providing services in that shared space."
The funds come from part of a national mortgage settlement reached last year by attorneys general around the country.
DeWine announced the award Wednesday. He said the money will be used to open clubs in three cities — Marietta, West Chester and Wooster.