Uncertain Future Could Change for SOS Kids

Terra Campbell, Camp Fire USA Executive Director
Terra Campbell, Camp Fire USA Executive Director

Elise Preston
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TX - Dozens of Amarillo families will now feel the impact of an after school program shutting down. Monday is the first school day the Students Off The Streets, or SOS Center will not open up for area kids. The center closed just last Tuesday. Currently, about 70 kids are left without their after school program.

Camp Fire USA administrators tell NewsChannel 10, they have a plan to help keep the children out of trouble.  Monday morning, the organization had a meeting with Travis Middle School administrators looking into how the school building could help accommodate camp fire programs for the SOS kids.

"That's what we're here for, our main focus is to keep kids off the street. We provide an environment for kids to go to so parents don't have to worry about what their kids are doing and they can make improvements for their family." said Camp Fire USA Executive Director, Terra Campbell

Campbell goes on to tell NewsChannel 10, the program could also become available at other schools in that immediate area.

Children who were a part of the SOS program would be provided care through the organization's scholarship money.