WHITE COUNTY, Ind. – Last month the White County Boys and Girls Club finally raised enough money to open.
“It’s a big accomplishment, but I feel like it’s just the beginning,” said advisory board president Jennifer Ousley.
A beginning with $10 ,000 more dollars than expected, thanks to a donation from Adkev, Inc.
“Adkev believes in the [White County] Boys and Girls Club. We see great benefit to the youth in the community involved in a program that can allow them to grow, “ said plant manager Jeremy Kiser.
Parents like Stephanie Dellinger are seeing the benefit too. Dellinger said her two sons love the after school program, and she is relieved knowing her kids have a safe place to go until she is off work.
“They get their homework done. They play with friends. They do community service activities. It’s just a fabulous opportunity for after school programs here in White County,” said Dellinger.
The after school program is held at Meadow Lawn Elementary, with more than 150 kids are enrolled.
“It’s better than expected. Our attendance goes up everyday. The kids are loving it,” said Ousley.
With an annual enrollment fee of only $10 dollars, parents love it too.
“It’s a very inexpensive way for children to have safe, secure after school care,” said Dellinger.
Adkev’s donations along with the community support is what allowed the White County Boys and Girls Club to open.
Ousley says she is grateful for the opportunity to open, but even more grateful for what that support is doing for the children of White County.
“Being open is great, but seeing the kids, and what it’s doing for the kids is the most rewarding thing. Ever,” said Ousley.