When the dismissal bells rings for the day, where do your kids go? When school’s out, the club is in!
According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), juvenile violent crime escalates during the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. on school days. Give your children a safe place during these hours with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming.
With six different sites in Natrona and Converse Counties, the Boys & Girls Clubs offer convenient locations and world-class programming for children in kindergarten through the teen years. Programs are available at Evansville Elementary, Mills Elementary, Paradise Valley Elementary, Verda James Elementary, the Greater Casper Branch (Main Club), and Glenrock Rec Center. Hours vary by site, but all are open immediately after school with the Mills branch offering the only before school option.
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 an 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 $5/day for children who attend 1 to 2 days per week or $25 a week for those who attend 3 or more days per week.
Day camps are also available when school is out on Oct. 31, Nov. 26, Dec. 22-24, Dec. 29-31, Jan. 2, Feb. 13, 16, March 30-31, April 1-3.
Membership forms are available at www.bgccw.com or at any Club site.