Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN Celebrates National Boys & Girls Club Week June 26-30th

National Boys & Girls Club Week recognizes the irreplaceable service that the Clubs bring to the community. These services are creating a path toward great futures that each young person who attend the Clubs are capable of reaching. This week, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is planning fun activities to keep the kids involved and active in all aspects to help celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week.

Boys & Girls Club’s Riverview KIDSTOP will be painting “kindness rocks” to place around the school. “Riverview chose kindness rocks to correlate with Boys & Girls Club Week and World Kindness Day,” said Carlie Harmon, Riverview KIDSTOP Senior Site Manager. “We want to make our school more welcoming and to help anyone when they need a smile!”

Eastside is hosting Camp Olympics Week. Each day, Eastside has a different fun-filled competition planned. “Our lesson is that we are focusing on the three principles of the Olympics: trying our best, friendship and respect,” said Kristin Johnson, Eastside Boys & Girls Club’s Senior Site Manager.

Below, please find additional highlighted activities taking place across the organization during Boys & Girls Club Week:

  • Talahi KIDSTOP is making hang able art for the nearby nursing home.
  • Roosevelt Club is having a Water Wednesday at Seberger Park and a family movie night.
  • Kennedy KIDSTOP is having an ice cream party and a trip to the Skatin’ Place.
  • Southside Club is celebrating with Spirit Week and theme dress-up days throughout the week.

“This week is always a fun week to celebrate the Boys & Girls Club and the important services we provide to youth in our community,” said Geri Bechtold, Vice President of Operations. “We want every youth who walks through our doors to have a quality Club experience, and we are proud to be a part of building their GREAT FUTURE!”

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota

 Since 1974, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has provided hope and opportunity to tens of thousands of young people. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to empower all youth to reach their full potential. We serve more than 4,000 registered members Monday – Friday at 17 locations, including three traditional Club facilities and 12 school-based KIDSTOP sites, 1 middle school outreach program and a pre-school wraparound program. Our programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

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  • Submitted by Morgan Peschl, Communications Specialist