The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County will offer a new program for teens this fall in Hagerstown.
The Tomorrow's Leaders program will be offered a minimum of two evenings a week at the Pennsylvania Avenue building with special events such as field trips and community service projects to be planned on the weekends.
The goal of the program is to provide teens between 13 and 18 years of age positive youth development experiences in four core program areas: health and life skills; substance abuse prevention; sexuality and teen pregnancy prevention; personal responsibility and independence.
The program is similar to one started several years ago, said Matt Krantz, the program's director.
The previous teen program was grant-funded and ended at the conclusion of the grant period.
Funding for the new program was received from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Krantz said.
"The funding we have received from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will provide the resources for us to empower local teens to live successful lives and make meaningful contributions to our community," Krantz said.