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Award presented at AAIC annual dinner

5/8/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Akron Area Interfaith Council
FAIRLAWN — The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve was the 2014 recipient of the Akron Area Interfaith Council (AAIC) Award at the AAIC’s 33rd annual dinner April 1.

The Boys and Girls Clubs serve more than 2,000 local at-risk children with a safe environment in after-school programs at the Arlington Club, the Annex Club, the Eller Club and the LeBron James Club, according to AAIC officials. The clubs provide children ages 5-18 with well-rounded experiences involving both the arts and technology. They receive academic assistance and participate in games and physical recreation. They also go on field trips, attend special speaker programs and participate in leadership development and community service projects, according to AAIC officials.

Teresa LeGrair, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

The event speaker was local religion writer Colette Jenkins, whose topic was “‘Them and Us’ — The Mentality That Violates Human Rights.” The dinner took place at Our Lady of Cedars Maronite Catholic Church.

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