$15K grant helps Stateline group expand mentorship program for juveniles

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A $15,000 grant will help one local organization expand it mentorship program for children coming out of juvenile detention.

'Stateline Youth For Christ' will use the grant to develop aftercare services for children in need. The grant comes from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

'Stateline Youth For Christ' volunteers meet with children in juvenile detention in hopes to help them develop goals and become productive members of society

"We'll do life skills training and some academic success tracks," said 'Stateline Youth For Christ' volunteer Haddon Anderson. "We're really trying to be holistic and empowering teens spiritually, socially, emotionally academically."

As 'Stateline Youth For Christ' looks to expand its services, the group is also in need of more volunteers. If you would like to help, visit the organization's website​ for more information.