Boys & Girls Club celebrates programs that shape young lives

March 28th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County joins Boys & Girls Clubs across America this week to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 21-27, by hosting several events to emphasize the importance and value of the Clubs to the New Richmond community.

The organization invites everyone to come visit the facility and see first-hand the impact being made on today’s youth.

“Boys & Girls Clubs are increasingly playing a vital role in many young people’s lives,” said Nancy Ball, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County. “In today’s economic climate, we offer a positive place for kids whose parents are seeking an economical, safe and enriching environment for their children.”

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County West Clermont Club enjoy Blue Day 2009 National Boys & Girls Clubs Week.
The cost for parents to send their child to a Club is $5 per year.

Boys & Girls Clubs are unique in the field of child development due to five identifying characteristics. Clubs provide:

• A safe place to learn and grow,

• Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals,

• Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences,

• Hope and opportunity, and

• Peer, staff and volunteer recognition.

For more than 75 years, Clubs have celebrated Boys & Girls Club Week in a variety of ways, all with an emphasis on five core Club program areas:

Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

Activities in these five core areas support Boys & Girls Clubs of America's overarching goal to help each child reach their full potential and be great by securing academic success, living a healthy lifestyle and distinguishing themselves as young leaders.

Planned activities during Boys & Girls Club Week include:

At the New Richmond Club: Staff vs. Member games, Cake Decorating Contest, Field Day, Talent Show, and an Awards Ceremony. At the West Clermont Club - The Mayor of Amelia will present a proclamation and perform, Member vs. Staff games, Jr. Staff Dance, Talent Show, and a Magic Show. At the Felicity Cardinal Club - Member vs. Staff games, talent show, and a mini carnival on Friday.

• To learn more about these activities, contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County at (513) 553-1948 or visit www.thepositiveplace4kids.org.
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