The remaining money collected for the burial of six Warren children who died in a tragic car crash in March was donated to the Greater Warren-Youngstown Urban League.
Nearly $10,000 will go towards the league’s mission to help young people in the Valley graduate.
The funds will be used to purchase Universal Prep, an interactive software program to help students transition from high school to college or into a career.
The computer program will be available at Life Skills of Trumbull County and will be popping up in other schools in the county.
“This was an excellent way and a less expensive way of dealing with and putting the ball in their court, putting the ball in the kids’ court by getting them to engage,” said Thomas Conley, CEO Greater Warren-Youngstown Urban League.
The donation comes after a recommendation by the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Division was made to Warren Council President Bob Dean.
Dean had been under fire by two of the families of the accident victims over the surplus money. They wanted the money to be turned over to the families, but Dean said that all funeral arrangements had been paid, which was the purpose of the collection, and the money should be donated.