New transitional home for at-risk youth in Statesboro

New transitional home for at-risk youth in Statesboro

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - An old golf course outside Statesboro will soon be home to more than just birdies and bogeys.

A team of non-profit groups bought the old Smithfield Golf Club to remodel it. It'll be transitional housing for at-risk young men graduating from the Broken Shackles Boys Ranch in Middle Georgia.

It'll house six young men at a time, along with counselors.

They'll learn life skills as they get ready to start jobs or study for a trade or degree.

"They'll be learning some of the basic skills their moms and dads should have taught them. We're going to stand in the gap for be the moms and dads that aren't around," said Chris Yaughn, Fostering Bulloch.

The 11-acre grounds will also be available to host events for Foster families, domestic violence victims and others.

They hope to move in during the spring.

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