The Cherokee Nation recently donated $195,000 to eight Boys & Girls Club programs throughout northeastern Oklahoma, according to a news release from the Cherokee Nation.
Recipients of the funding include clubs in Sequoyah, Washington, Delaware, Rogers, Nowata, Cherokee, Mayes and Adair counties, according to the release.
Funding is based on the number of Native American students in each program. In total, the eight area programs serve more than 11,000 students, with nearly 60 percent being Native American, according to the release.
The Sequoyah County program has an enrollment of 1,746 students and received $20,789.10, according to the release. The other programs' enrollment and awards were Bartlesville, 1,021, $5,299.09; Delaware County, 746, $14,348.49; Chelsea, 402, $7,363.84; Nowata, 912, $18,098.18; Tahlequah, 4,194, $80,666.98; Green Country-Pryor, 376, $4,591.71; and Adair, 1,751, $43,835.58.