Children who attend after school programming at the Boys & Girls Clubs are showing that they often have better attitudes about school. That’s according to the latest findings from the National Youth Outcomes Initiative. Set up your children for academic success by giving them the opportunities the Boys & Girls Clubs provide daily.
With five different sites in Natrona County, the Boys & Girls Clubs offer convenient locations and world-class programming for children in kindergarten through the teen years. Programs are available at Lincoln Elementary (new for 2015-16), Mills Elementary, Paradise Valley Elementary, Verda James Elementary, and the Greater Casper Branch (Main Club). Hours vary by site, but all are open immediately after school with the Mills branch offering the only before school option.
In partnership with the Natrona County School District, direct bus routes from three different schools will be offered this year. Evansville Elementary can take Bus #43 to the Verda James Club. Mountain View Elementary can take Bus #42 to the Mills Club. Oregon Trail Elementary can take Bus #13 to the Paradise Valley Club. Busing is also available to other sites through the Bus Hub.
Programming is designed around three priority outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Clubs offer daily homework help and reading time with Power Hour and tutoring, regular physical activity through SPORT, character development with Cowboy Ethics and Happy Trails, plus free healthy snacks. The Main Club offers a free evening meal for members and their families, as well.
Parents can register their children at any of the sites for a $10 one-time membership fee, plus a daily fee of $6/day for children who attend 1 to 2 days per week or $30 a week for those who attend 3 or more days per week.
Day camps are also available when school is out on Nov. 2 , Nov. 25, Dec. 21-23, Dec. 28-31, Feb. 12, Feb. 16, March 25, March 28-31, April 1.