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Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio dealing with funding cuts [Video]

The reduction in funds has left the future of some clubs and the programs they offer in jeopardy.

CLEVELAND — The mentors at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio call them “safe” and “loving” spots for children in the community. They are places where kids can learn, play, and eat either after school or when they are on summer break.

At least, that’s how it is for now.

“We were able to take programming through the end of this school year and will be able to do so during the summer,” BGCNEO CEO Allen Smith told 3News, “but when we get to fall, we have a shortfall.

The Federal government is set to cut $3 million in funding from the organization, one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the country with about 9,800 members at 49 clubs in six Northeast Ohio counties. Smith warns there will be real consequences if funds

“We might be forced to shut down some of our locations,” he said. “I can tell …

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