A number of Lakewood Rotarians toured the Boys and Girls Club Hope Center Thursday. Co-located with Lakeview Elementary School, the Gary and Carol Milgard-funded facility will open in September while the adjoining elementary school is slated to welcome its first students shortly after the first of 2008.
The Club, as it will be known to the hundreds of youngsters who will take advantage of the new facility, will be welcomed to the building early in September.
Gary Yazwa (blue shirt) explains aspects of the Hope Center to visitors. The main entry includes check-in counters for students and adults. Numerous community non-profit organizations will have offices in the building, which also includes a teen drop-in center, gym, commercial kitchen, game rooms and learning centers.