With former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky behind bars after his conviction on molestation charges, the charity he founded is gearing up to launch what will likely be it’s final set of youth programs, writes the Associated Press.
David Woodle, chief executive of The Second Mile, said about 200 children have enrolled in the sports and education charity’s summer program, set to begin July 15 in State College, Pa. The organization is awaiting a court ruling on its request to fold and transfer its work to another charity, Texas-based Arrow Child & Family Ministries.
Prosecutors allege that Mr. Sandusky used The Second Mile to attract victims. He was jailed Friday after a jury found him guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse.
Arrow, which is already active in Pennsylvania and other states, plans to hire all Second Mile employees and hopes to maintain the programs at its current level, said Faye Eason, Arrow’s chief development officer.