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Albany Boys & Girls Club reduces after school program fees

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Albany Boys & Girls CEO Marvin Laster (Source: WALB) Albany Boys & Girls CEO Marvin Laster (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany youth organization cut the costs for its after school program. 

The Albany Boys and Girls Club board recently reduced the after school registration fees by one-third. 

Typically, it's $360 per year, now it's $250 for its main units.

These include the Jefferson and Jane Wilson locations. 

The after school program provides transportation, tutorial enrichment, leadership development and healthy lifestyle initiatives. 

This year, staff will be focusing on teens, every facility has a dedicated space for them. 

"We want to be in the business to serve those kids who truly need us the most, not those who necessarily can afford us the most. We want to keep our fees always reasonable so that price is not a hindrance and for those who can't afford to pay, we don't turn kids around. We do have special scholarships available," said CEO Marvin Laster.

Parents can register their kids by contacting a Boys & Girls club of their choice.

Staff will be at a number of Dougherty County School System open houses. 

Space is limited and staff are encouraging parents to sign up as soon as possible. 

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