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Athens News Matters: Boys & Girls Club Workforce Grant

Youth Force

The Boys and Girls Club of Athens has launched the “YouthForce Innovation Hub,” a program aimed at readying youth aged 12 years and older for the workplace. Funded in part by Zaxby’s founder Zach McLeroy, the Hub seeks to teach employability skills and financial literacy, provide mentorship, and educate young people about career and educational opportunities. We’ll talk with the director of the Athens Boys and Girls Club to learn more about the program.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!