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Glassboro, NJ, August 30th -- Kennedy Health and its STAT Medical Transport subsidiary donated a used van to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County (BGCGC) for the non-profit service organization to use to transport area youths home from its after-school teen programs. The presentation of the van and handing over of its keys, was held at the BGCGC’s Glassboro Club House on Tuesday, August 30th. Dozens of youngsters who are part of the non-profit organization’s summer program were on hand for the event.  

According to BGCCC Executive Director Robert C. Taylor, the van – a  2008  Ford E-350 that seats 12 passengers --will be used to transport youth in its various youth programs. After-school programs at the three BGCGC locations (Glassboro, Woodbury and Paulsboro) run until 8 p.m. and “the ability to transport more teens at night provides a safe passage to and from the program.” Taylor noted that  the BGCGC offers an “alternative to the ills of city streets” through its teen programs. Recreational and social activities, as well as academic and substance prevention programs, are provided by trained professional Youth Development workers, with a focus on nurturing skills needed to become productive, responsible citizens and leaders.

Leaders from Kennedy Health and STAT Medical Transport, Inc., meanwhile, said they are pleased to contribute to the BGCGC’s outreach efforts. Kennedy President & CEO Joseph W. Devine spent several minutes chatting with the youngsters on hand about their interests and future goals.  

Shown at the presentation are, from left: BGCGC Glassboro Unit Director Ben Stephens; BGCGC Executive Director Robert Taylor; Kennedy President & CEO Joseph W. Devine; and STAT Medical Transport Executive Director Ronald Forsyth.