New wheels for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland

By KBJR News 1

Todd Johnson of the Boys and Girls Clubs accepts the keys from Minnesota Power's Brad Perrett.

April 15, 2014 Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Power has donated a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland to help them better serve the community's disadvantaged youth.

Since 1971 the club has served Twin Ports and Iron Range young people. The club aims to provide youth with positive role models, a safe place, meals and empowering programs.

"We are grateful for the continued support from Minnesota Power," Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland, Todd Johnson, said.

"With partners like Minnesota Power, we can continue our mission to provide quality programs that impact the lives of children in our communities, especially those youth who need us most," Johnson adds.

The club says more than 3,500 boys and girls take advantage of their programs, activities and services every year.

Ramona Marozas