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17 Dec Cheryl Hackett No Comments

Christmas Cards Designed by Club Artists

Club youth from all of our sites in Casper, plus from the Boys & Girls Club of the Bighorns, Riverton, Glenrock, and Dubois created original designs to be entered in our annual Christmas Card contest. Judges picked the top three cards from each site, as well as, 1 overall winner. The winner’s from each community …

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16 Aug Cheryl Hackett No Comments

Rewards of Avid Reading

  During the school year, youth are encouraged by their teachers and principals to complete 20 minutes of reading each night to support literacy. At the Club, we support that habit throughout the summer by offering 20 minutes of designated reading time each and every day. Members receive a reading log where they are able …

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23 May Cheryl Hackett No Comments

DINO-Mite Club Staff Honored

Celebrating the DINO-MITE staff from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, professionals and volunteers from the聽 were honored and recognized at the organization鈥檚 annual Professional Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Several professionals were given awards for their individual efforts and contributions to the success of the Club. Plus, outstanding programs were …

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5 Dec Cheryl Hackett No Comments

Christmas Card Contest Winners

We know that Christmas is brighter through the eyes of a child. We see this exemplified when we tasked Club members to create a Christmas card. We see the excitement they hold for the holiday and the joy they feel when they can spend it with family and those they love. This year 157 creations …

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28 Jun Cheryl Hackett No Comments

Super Hero Dogs and Donuts

The Casper Police Department has a few super heroes on its force and their super power is their noses. They don’t wear a cape or a special insignia on their chests, but they can run at lightning speeds and sniff out danger in seconds. Meet K9 Patrick. He and his partner Officer Seth Wheeler of …

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7 Nov Cheryl Hackett No Comments

Actually, It Is Rocket Science

Each Thursday afternoon, a group of Club kids becomes aerospace engineers charged with creating their own space program. They can build space traveling systems and experiment with different parts to determine how it would affect the overall success of the machine. It鈥檚 all done through simulation in an application called Kerbal Space Program. 鈥淐hildren can …

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11 Sep Cheryl Hackett No Comments

School Sites Provide Safety and Convenience

Once the school bell rings at the end of the day, kids scatter. Some of them hop aboard buses. Others climb in awaiting cars. There are some that walk home. For nearly 800 kids in Natrona County, their after school time is spent at school. Not in a classroom, but in the Club. Since 2005, …

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28 Aug Cheryl Hackett No Comments

Summer Readers Celebrated

Kids who spend time in the pages of a book over the summer will likely be rewarded with a successful start to the school year. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming members received an additional reward in the form of an end of the summer party hosted by McDonald鈥檚. Children who read at least …

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6 Jul Cheryl Hackett No Comments

From the Ground to the Table

鈥淐an anyone tell me what plant has a stem that we eat?鈥 The kids seemed stumped. They could answer the plants that we eat the root and the plants that we eat seeds, but a stem? It was part of a lesson from Cent$ible Nutrition, a program through the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension. The …

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23 Jun Cheryl Hackett No Comments

One Step at a Time

Get across the river with limited resources, teamwork and a little ingenuity. This week’s Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics lesson is called “stepping stones.” Members use three stepping stones (carpet squares) to get everyone across the river, moving their stones, racing the other teams to see who can get across first. Teams utilize the values of …

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1701 E "K" St.
Casper, WY 82601
Club number: 307.234.2456
Program Support: 307.235.4079
EIN: 23-7060727

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Community Learners Centers
Natrona County Prevention Coalition
United Way of Natrona County