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Holland Youth Connections Program has Funding for Next Year

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) -- The City of Holland ran a Youth Connections Program this past summer to put at-risk youths to work.  Youth Connections, in conjunction with Escape Ministries worked with youths between 14 and 17 years of age.  The city pledged 10-thousand dollars with the hope of private donations to cover five thousand dollars of the amount.  City Manager Ryan Cotton says just one donor, who wished to remain anonymous, pledged that amount and more.  He went on to say that the same anonymous donor will help to fund to effort again next year.  The generous donation enabled the city to give jobs to twice as many youths as was originally planned.  Anyone wishing to apply should contact Escape Ministries at 796-0538.  Their office is located on 32nd St just off of Lincoln Avenue in Holland.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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