Published November 18, 2011
The Second Mile, founded in 1977 by Jerry Sandusky to help at-risk youths, has faced its own share of scrutiny in the wake of Sandusky’s arrest on charges he sexually abused eight boys over 15 years. He is accusesd of preying on boys he met through the charity.
The charity now is looking to find other organizations able to take over its programs, David Woodle, Second Mile’s chief executive, told the Times.
“We’re working hard to figure out how the programs can survive this event,” Woodle said. “We aren’t protective of the organization that it survives at all costs.”
The news comes on the same day Penn State revealed it had been told the NCAA will examine how school officials handled the child sex abuse scandal, which has shocked the campus and cost the school’s former president and coach Joe Paterno their jobs.