Grant to fund after-school program
By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Youths from some of Chambersburg's south end neighborhoods, where school officials say drug activity, vandalism and poverty prevail, are being targeted for a special after-school program.
The borough is receiving a grant of nearly $90,000 through the state Department of Community and Economic Development's community crime prevention program.
The grant was announced by state Rep. Jeffrey Coy, D-Franklin, according to Kristen Rawlings, an aide in Coy's Harrisburg office.
It will be managed by the Chambersburg Community Improvement Association, said Sam King, association vice president. The grant money will be used to hire two college interns and three high school students to run the programs for children, among other things, King said.