Barren Co. After School Program Project to Help Teens

The Glasgow-Barren County Boys and Girls Club is launching an after-school project to help at-risk teens and preteens.

The Youth Promise Program will begin spring 2007. It will target middle and high school students who are at risk of experiencing alcohol and substance abuse, out-of-home care, school delinquency and teen parenthood.

Risk factors include low income, low literacy skills, mental or physical disability, homelessness and being a foster child.

Governor Ernie Fletcher announced funding for the project on April 13, 2007.