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.”
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.