WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) – Winnebago County is backing a local organization that helps kids and teens stay out of trouble.
Sheriff Gary Caruana presented a $4,000 check to the Young Eagles Success Club Character Excellence Program as a part of an initiative to combat violence and crime.
YES Club founders Carl and Dianna Cole guide hundreds of area children every year and say this money will allow them to help out more kids than ever before.
"It's just now that we're starting to get support in what we're doing, but the reason we did it was because we said the kids need another outlet, they need somebody working directly with them that can help show them a better way and teach them how to make better choices,” says Dianna Cole.
YES has been in the community for the last 25 years.