Global Group Pulls Funding For SD Youth Center
by Associated Press
December 02, 2011 8:53 AM
A group that works to help impoverished youth around the world has yanked funding for after-school programs and other activities at a Rapid City youth center.
Child Fund International spokeswoman Cynthia Price says the decision was made because of "some concerns over the use of the funds" for the Youth Development Program at the Oyate Center. She didn't elaborate, but she says the Richmond, Va., group will seek a new partner.
Child Fund International provided the center with $118,000 in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Since July 1, the center has received another $48,000.
Center administrator Dollie Red Elk says the center remains open but "we're not really doing anything." She says the center is looking for a new funding source.