Featuring a learning center, a game room and a STEM lab, a new Boys & Girls Club unit will open today at Oak Park Elementary.

The new club at 1218 16th Ave. S.E. sits one-half mile from the site of the Beech Street Southeast Boys & Girls Club, which closed in January 2018.

“We’re dedicated to giving every young person in Morgan County an opportunity to pursue a great future, especially in communities where they need us the most,” said Patrick Wynn, chief professional officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama.

The Oak Park unit is one of the organization’s 15 clubs in north Alabama serving almost 1,500 youth. Along with educational and entertainment opportunities, the after-school program will provide snacks and meals for attendees.

“Any opportunity that improves the lives of our children is something we’re interested in, and that’s why we’re very excited to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama at Oak Park.” said Teddi Jackson, principal of Oak Park Elementary School.

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