Boys and Girls Clubs in the state expect to lose $20 million in revenue by the end of 2020 due to the pandemic and are grappling with the sustainability of operations, according to the director of the organization.
The 40 clubs serve about 175,000 young people, providing education, recreation, health and wellness, and workforce readiness services at 67 sites. During a Facebook Livestream late last week with Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs Executive Director Jenn Aldworth said the clubs have already lost $13 million in revenues to-date this year as they react to evolving state regulations in connection with the pandemic.
“The issue becomes sustainability, right. And so, we are trying to do what is asked of us, and what is needed of us during this time,” Aldworth said. “But we can’t continue to operate at this rate without some support.”
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