Rawhide Youth Services innovates as part of an expansion project; Cherry Starr attends | WFRV Local 5

NEW LONDON, Wisconsin (WFRV) – Cherry Starr was in northeastern Wisconsin to learn about Rawhide Youth Services, an organization that has meant a lot to her and her late husband Bart Starr over the years.

Rawhide Youth Services provides emotional, behavioral and mental support to at-risk and struggling youth and has eight locations in Wisconsin. The Starrs co-founded the organization and have been with it since 1965.

Bart Starr, a Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame member and Super Bowl-winning quarterback, died in 2019.

“Never in a million years have I dreamed that this would become the community it is today, I know Bart is up there smiling at us right now,” says Cherry Starr.

Cherry Starr was in town to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for Rawhide Youth Services at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Building Hope Capital Campaign.

The project has three components.

The Maison des Jeunes Starr is already under construction. It will provide a family-centered therapeutic environment for youth in residence and will be a 10,000 square foot facility. Rawhide Youth Services officials say the need is great right now in terms of young people who need help and advice, and that they are not able to help as much as they would like to their capacity current. The Starr Youth Home will help you solve these problems.

The second part of the project is the renovation of the organization’s reception center. It includes resources, seminars, social gatherings and training spaces.

The project will also expand an existing space that honors the Starr family by creating a Bart and Cherry Starr Museum.

To date, Rawhide has raised approximately $ 5.5 million of his goal of $ 6 million for this project.

Miron Construction Co. made the building for the project. Sentry Insurance at Steven’s Point donated $ 1.5 million to the project.

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