The world is full of distractions and that can make it hard for youngsters to tackle homework. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming (BGCCW) is expanding its services to teens which will include homework help. A brand new Teen Club will open in the fall at Dean Morgan Junior High, giving students a safe place to go after school to bond with friends and get homework completed.
Youth ages 13-18 will be welcomed at the new Club site. This is in addition to the Teen Club located at the Main Club on East K Street in Casper. There will be no weekly charge for teens to attend or to receive Club services. A $10 annual membership fee applies.
“This new Dean Morgan site will allow us to reach teens that need us most at a place where they already are,” said Chris Stier, BGCCW Teen Club Director. “By going to where they are, they can have ownership of what we do and together we can create fun, outcome driven programs that focus on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.”
Programs offered will be similar to what is offered at the Main Club’s Teen Center including Cowboy Ethics: Be Somebody, Money Matters, SMART Program, Career Launch, Power Hour, Keystone leadership club, gym activities, and tech time. Members will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in art, college readiness, career exploration, healthy relationships and lifestyles, and financial literacy.
The hub of activities for the Dean Morgan site will be the cafeteria and will be open from 2:45 – 5:30 p.m. each day following the school day.
This expansion falls in line with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s “Year of the Teen” where the organization as a whole is working to reach more teens at a critical developmental stage in their lives. BGCCW three year strategic plan for teens includes expansion into middle schools to provide the proven, world class programming the Club is known for.
For more information about the Dean Morgan site or Teen Programming, please contact Chris Stier at (307) 473-5553.
1701 E "K" St.
Casper, WY 82601
Club number: 307.234.2456
Program Support: 307.235.4079
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