Augusta Boys & Girls Club Seeks New Funding Source
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Augusta Boys and Girls Club for Teens is looking for a new financial lifeline after the nonprofit organization that funded it for several years ended the relationship.
The club had partnered with Spurwink Services, a Portland-based behavioral mental health and education organization, since 2004 to run after-school and summer programs and a teen center in the city-owned Buker Community Center.
But Spurwink ended its direct relationship and this month ceased funding operations of the club, which serves about 200 teens per year.
The club has a $125,000 annual operating budget. Tobias Parkhurst, a member of the club's board of directors, tells the Kennebec Journal that fundraising efforts are underway and he's confident goals will be met.