Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta takes over city youth programs

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Some South Georgia kids will have plenty of options when it comes to planning things to do this summer.

Valdosta recently took over some youth programs in the Ora Lee West and Hudson Docket Housing authorities.

Many organizations throughout the Valdosta-Lowndes community have been working to provide teens with more opportunities to occupy their free time.

Kids were able to go to Wild Adventures for some fun in the sun.

"At Wild Adventures it is very important for us to be in the community and give back to the community that supports us all year long. And so to partner with the Boys & Girls Club and provide these different experiences, we feel very privileged to be able to do that," said Public Relations Director Adam Floyd.

The Valdosta Police Department said that last summer the city saw a spike in the number of crimes by kids under the age of 18, and organizations throughout the city are coming together to give kids a positive, active alternative.

The Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta will continue working with the housing authorities to help develop other programs that may last all year round.

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