From the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County:
United States Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) toured the Edgewood Boys & Girls Clubs today to view the impact from federal dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Her visit also included spending time with community leaders in Harford County to talk more about the impact of BRAC on the county’s future.
During her visit Senator Mikulski had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact the Club is having closing the digital divide and mentoring youth. “Boys and Girls Clubs provide a safe place where children can learn and grow and develop a sense of community,” Senator Mikulski said. “Mentoring programs give our young people positive alternatives to drugs and violence, and are important resources for youth who have nowhere else to turn. Each year, I fight to put funds in the federal checkbook to mentor youth and I’m proud to be here today to make this announcement.”
The Senator announced a grant awarded to the Harford County Boys & Girls Clubs through the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the amount of $200,000. “We are pleased with the continued support from Senator Mikulski who is a huge supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the nation. The Senator has a clear understanding of the need and works tirelessly to seek resources to meet the need.” said Randy Acosta, BGCHC Executive Director. The purpose of the funding is to positively impact the lives of current and new Club members through strengthening, enhancement and expansion of Boys & Girls Clubs mentoring programs for at-risk youth residing in distressed areas.
Senator Mikulski holds a lifetime membership card to Boys & Girls Clubs from youth at the Edgewood Branch. Also pictured (L-R: Tory Pierce, BGCHC Board President and Randy Acosta, BGCHC Executive Director)
This announcement just 2 weeks before election day, wow, what a coincidence!
Yes the anouncement came two weeks before the election. But with the hard work of the club staffers, and board memebers, who do a wonderful job with our kids. It is a welcomed news. And do you really think that she could just make this happen right now so that she makes news. This grant takes time to be worked. And way good job Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County. Keep up the hard work.
I certainly appreciate the hard work of the staff and volunteers of ANY community service or association. My bone to pick here is knowing full well that the timing of the announcement had everything to do with the upcoming election, much more than anything to do with the timing of the grant. Career politicians HAVE to go, their entire time in office is spent scheming and conniving ways to get themselves re-elected. We must have term limits. For the children…I think not.
Miles Kress says
Yes, Barb got the grant to show how much she helps Harford County. She should be going into retirement, vote Wargotz for Senate. If Babs wins, she’ll just keep being a Harry and Nancy puppie. Cap & Trade, Porkulus, Health Care, Financal Reform, all of the things that we’ll find out about, after passage.
J. D. Shellnut Jr. says
The pied piper throws the dependent peasants a piece of corn. Our tax dollars in action! (Or is it inaction?)