Champaign City Council approves spending for youth programs

Champaign City Council approves spending for youth programs

CHAMPAIGN — Community development spending approved on Tuesday night will pay for three programs for youths in the city of Champaign.

The Champaign City Council voted 8-0 to approve agreements with three organizations to help pay for youth programs.

The biggest amount — $18,490 — will go to the Champaign Park District to support a summer day camp for youths ages 6 to 12 at the Douglass Park Recreation Center and some additional special events in the Bristol Park and Garden Hills neighborhoods.

Another $15,083 was awarded to Life Line Champaign Inc. to pay for a summer enrichment camp for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade, with priority enrollments for children from the Garden Hills neighborhood.

In addition, the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club will receive $15,000 to support the Extended Teen Night program in 2014.

The program promotes the development of positive self-images and positive behaviors for young people between 13 and 18.

Money for these projects will come from the Community Development Block Grant program.

“Technically this would count as social service funding,” said Champaign Mayor Don Gerard.

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