When I was in elementary school, we didn’t have the Boys & Girls Club. Back then it was boys only. Thankfully that changed in our area in the mid-1970’s when they started providing services for girls, too. Since then they’ve expanded beyond elementary school to incorporate a dedicated teen center. It was one of the first teen facilities in the country.
Next week (April 7th – April 13th) is National Boys & Girls Club Week and to celebrate, they’re throwing open their doors with their “Open the Door and Take the Tour” invitation to their 4000 clubs to encourage you to learn more about them, their work, and what they have planned to support and encourage our children. Plus during the Open the Door weeklong event, there will be daily activities for Club members as well as their parents and the community. These will include carnivals, teen forums, health fairs, and more.
This week is also a chance for the Boys & Girls Club leadership and service groups like the Torch and Keystone Clubs for tween and teen Club members to give back to their community. They’ll be volunteering at homeless shelters or assisted living facilities.
Open the Door and Take the Tour Schedule:
- April 8 – Open the door to education.
- April 9 – Open the door to technology.
- April 10 – Open the door to character and citizenship.
- April 11 – Open the door to healthy lifestyles.
- April 12 – Open the door. Take the tour.
Can’t take the tour in person? You can do it virtually at http://bit.ly/13MnTzU. Plus you can find out more about how you can support the Boys & Girls Club in your community here: http://bit.ly/127pDm
Connect with the Boys & Girls Club
- Twitter @BGCA_Clubs
- Find a BCGA club in your area
Photo Credit: Boys & Girls Club
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. ALL opinions are my own.