Governor Larry Hogan today participated in the ribbon cutting for the first Boys & Girls Club on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Located in Cambridge, the new facility is part of the administration’s $25 million Project Bounce Back initiative to help youth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“All of our Maryland Boys & Girls Clubs provide hope and a safe, inclusive environment to so many young people,” said Governor Hogan. “Now, with the opening of this new site, we are helping even more children reach their full potential. I look forward to coming back soon to open even more Boys & Girls Club sites here on the Eastern Shore.”
According to a Governor photo release:
Through Project Bounce Back, the Maryland Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs will expand to every county in Maryland, prioritizing Title 1 school districts and rural communities, to reach 45,000 children across all jurisdictions with youth development programs and positive mentorship.
Funding for the Cambridge Boys & Girls Club was provided by the Governor’s Office on Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services through the Edward Byrne Justice Grant to increase evidence-based programs and positive collaboration between youth and law enforcement. Separately, Project Open Space funding was used by Dorchester County to purchase the building that will house this Cambridge-based Boys & Girls Club.