AUGUSTA (AP) — The Augusta Boys and Girls Club for Teens is looking for a new financial lifeline after the nonprofit organization that funded it for several years ended the relationship.

The club had partnered with Spurwink Services, a Portland-based behavioral mental health and education organization, since 2004 to run after-school and summer programs and a teen center in the cityowned Buker Community Center.

But Spurwink ended its direct relationship and this month ceased funding operations of the club, which serves about 200 teens per year.

The club has a $125,000 annual operating budget. Tobias Parkhurst, a member of the club’s board of directors, tells the Kennebec Journal that fundraising efforts are underway and he’s confident goals will be met.

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