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Boys and Girls Club opens new state-of-the-art facility

Tuesday, is the first time the kids got to see inside the new space.

Posted: Apr. 16, 2019 9:51 PM
Updated: Apr. 16, 2019 10:20 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - More than 400 kids are now enjoying the new Boys and Girls Club.

Tuesday, is the first time the kids got to see inside the new space.

"It's kind of big and it has lots of space," said 7-year-old Kamarah.

Kamarah is excited to see the transformation.

"There is a big lunch room and a big gym. That's what I like the most," she said.

The Boys and Girls Club nearly doubled their facility at Pontiac and Fairfield and it is designed to help kids as they grow.

"We are great at relationship building but we need other things like education and those other type of things and help build our kids," said Joe Jordan, Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne CEO.

Jordan said they've struggled to keep the kids as they grow up.

He said a new teen only area on the second floor should help since it has anything a teenager will want from pool and ping pong to a dance studio and e-gaming room.

Jordan added a lot of this wouldn't be possible without support from the community.

"This is all about support systems and creating valuable entities in our community," Jordan said. "I'm just so, so grateful for the community investing in us and in our kids."

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