The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County recently began its fall after-school programs.
Nearly 400 members entered the main campus after their first day of school to enjoy the impact-driving programs designed to help develop strong character and life skills while keeping them on track to graduate high school. On their first day back, members were divided into groups according to their ages and received their new membership cards. They received a nutritious meal and were able to unwind after their first day of school. They engaged in sports such as basketball and volleyball and “ice-breaker” activities familiarizing them with the facility, safety procedures, staff and programs.
“It’s exciting to see Club members reunite with old friends and even make new ones. We look forward to providing a safe environment after school and seeing the positive impact our programs have on local youth,” said Paul Schultz, Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County.
The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County (BGCCC) is a non-profit, youth development organization, which annually serves 3,000 of the most at-risk children and teens in Collier County. The Club provides a safe, positive place where local youth can acquire: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to its mission, which is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County or to arrange a tour, call 239-325-1700 or visitwww.bgccc.com.