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After-school programs may close

Moriah, Willsboro sites in jeopardy

After-school programs in Moriah and Willsboro are at risk of closing. Funding for the two programs, which serve 85 elementary-age children, will end in April. Unless addition money is found, both sites will close. The ACAP after-school program currently serves 61 children from 46 families at Moriah Central School.

After-school programs in Moriah and Willsboro are at risk of closing. Funding for the two programs, which serve 85 elementary-age children, will end in April. Unless addition money is found, both sites will close. The ACAP after-school program currently serves 61 children from 46 families at Moriah Central School.

— Alan Jones, ACAP executive director/CEO, hopes to find funding for the program to continue.

“Our initial goal is to find funding to keep the program open until the end of the school year while we look into options for the future,” he said.

That future appears very uncertain for the Moriah and Willsboro after-school program.

“At this time we do not know the future of the program and are asking everyone to advocate for the need for after-school programs,” Zmijewski said. “We are hopeful that OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services) will receive more funding, but in the meantime we feel the need for these programs is strong and will continue to look for ways to fund the program.”

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