Clubs

COVID-19 Club Update for 2020-21 School Year

Please do not send your child to the Club unless they are registered for the fall 20-21 school year.

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through the challenges of Club programming during the pandemic.

Youth in grades K-5 will be assigned to a specific group and will stay with that group all day, every day. All programming must take place in groups of 15 to ensure that we are meeting CDC guidelines for health and safety.

Youth in grades 6 -12 will have designated areas of the Club and must follow all Club expectations and protocols for safety.

Click below for more information about Club programs and schedules for the 2020-21 school year and to register your child online.

Eastside Club Hours, Program Models & Registration

The Eastside Boys & Girls Club will provide Club programming based on the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district schedule.

The Eastside Club will be open Monday – Friday from 2:30 – 6 p.m. for K – 5th graders.

The Eastside Club will be open Monday- Friday from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. for 6th – 12th graders.

Club hours are subject to change if the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district schedule changes.

Register Online

 

Roosevelt Club Hours, Program Models & Registration

The Roosevelt Club will provide Club programming based on the St. Cloud Area School district schedule. We will provide commitment-based Club programming, drop-in distance learning Club programming, and after-school drop-in Club programming based on your child’s grade and needs. When registering your child for Club programs, you must select one or all of the commitment options for your child during the 2020-21 school year.

The Roosevelt Club will be open at the following times for programming:

For primary school members (K – 2nd graders):

  • Monday – Thursday from 2;30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for commitment-based Club programming
  • Fridays only: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for drop-in hybrid distance learning program

For elementary school members (3rd – 5th graders):

  • Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for drop-in hybrid distance learning program
  • Monday – Thursday from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for after-school commitment-based Club program
  • Fridays only: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. drop-in hybrid distance learning program

For secondary school members (6th – 12th graders):

  • Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. for drop-in hybrid distance learning Club program
  • Monday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for after-school drop-in Club programming
  • Fridays only: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for drop-in hybrid distance learning program

Program Models

Commitment-Based Club Programming:

  • Members must attend at least 3 days per week to guarantee this registration.
  • Parent/Guardian must notify the Boys & Girls Club if member will not be attending.
  • Members may not leave the Club and come back unless given prior approval by Club staff.
  • All members need to be picked up or walk home in a timely manner to allow staff to thoroughly clean and sanitize all spaces & equipment.

Drop-in Distance Learning Program (including Fridays):

  • Members may arrive at the Club at any time to work on their homework, based on space availability each day.
  • Members may not leave the Club and come back unless given prior approval by Club staff.
  • All members need to be picked up or walk home in a timely manner to allow staff to thoroughly clean and sanitize all spaces & equipment.

After-school Drop-in Club Programming:

  • Members may arrive at the Club at any time, based on space availability each day.
  • Members may not leave the Club and come back unless given prior approval by Club staff.
  • All members need to be picked up or walk home in a timely manner to allow staff to thoroughly clean and sanitize all spaces & equipment.

Failure to follow Club expectations may result in the loss of program registration.

 

Register Online

 

Southside Club Hours, Program Models & Registration

The Southside Club will provide Club programming based on the St. Cloud Area School district schedule. We will provide commitment-based Club programming, drop-in distance learning Club programming, and after-school drop-in Club programming based on your child’s grade and needs. When registering your child for Club programs, you must select one or all of the commitment options for your child during the 2020-21 school year.

The Southside Club will be open at the following times for programming:

For primary school members (K – 2nd graders):

  • Monday – Thursday from 2;30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for commitment-based Club programming
  • Fridays only: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for drop-in hybrid distance learning program

For elementary school members (3rd – 5th graders):

  • Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for drop-in hybrid distance learning program
  • Monday – Thursday from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for after-school commitment-based Club program
  • Fridays only: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. drop-in hybrid distance learning program

For secondary school members (6th – 12th graders):

  • Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. for drop-in hybrid distance learning Club program
  • Monday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for after-school drop-in Club programming
  • Fridays only: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for drop-in hybrid distance learning program

Commitment-Based Club Programming:

  • Members must attend at least 3 days per week to guarantee this registration.
  • Parent/Guardian must notify the Boys & Girls Club if member will not be attending.
  • Members may not leave the Club and come back unless given prior approval by Club staff.
  • All members need to be picked up or walk home in a timely manner to allow staff to thoroughly clean and sanitize all spaces & equipment.

Drop-in Distance Learning Program (including Fridays):

  • Members may arrive at the Club at any time to work on their homework, based on space availability each day.
  • Members may not leave the Club and come back unless given prior approval by Club staff.
  • All members need to be picked up or walk home in a timely manner to allow staff to thoroughly clean and sanitize all spaces & equipment.

After-school Drop-in Club Programming:

  • Members may arrive at the Club at any time, based on space availability each day.
  • Members may not leave the Club and come back unless given prior approval by Club staff.
  • All members need to be picked up or walk home in a timely manner to allow staff to thoroughly clean and sanitize all spaces & equipment.

Failure to follow Club expectations may result in the loss of program registration.

 

Register Online

 

The Club's Storm Afterschool Hours & Registration

The Club’s Storm Afterschool Program at Sauk Rapids Middle School is open Monday – Friday from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. after school days only.

 

Register Online

 

Health Screenings, Masks & Water Bottles

Health Screenings

Temperature and health screenings will be required at check in each day. Parents/guardians who are dropping their children off by vehicle must escort their children to the building. Parents/guardians will not be allowed into the program area, but must wait until their child(ren) pass the health screening before leaving. A full list of the precautions that Boys & Girls Club is taking to minimize the spread of COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.bgcmn.org/health-and-safety-precautions-during-covid-19/.

Wearing Masks
All staff and kids will be required to wear masks. Exceptions will be made only for those who have a diagnosed medical issue that prevents them from wearing a mask. Each child will receive 1 mask from the Boys & Girls Club. Masks should be washed after each daily use. Staff and youth may remove their masks when they are playing outside, and social distancing will continue to be practiced.

Water Bottles
All children should bring a filled water bottle that is labeled with their name every day. Water fountains will not be used, as germs can easily be carried through the water fountains.

Grab & Go Meal Program

Grab & Go Meal Program
Boys & Girls Club staff are committed to ensuring that all children in need in our community have access to food. Therefore, our Grab & Go meal program will continue throughout the fall. This program is available to all school-aged youth in K-12. Enrichment activities are included in each Grab & Go meal bag.

Available Every Monday & Thursday.

  • Southside Boys & Girls Club (1205 6th Avenue S) 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Eastside Boys & Girls Club (320 Raymond Avenue NE) 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club (345 30th Ave N) 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Warning & Waiver

COVID-19 Warning & Waiver
All parents/guardians will be required to sign a COVID-19 warning and waiver upon completion of the Boys & Girls Club registration form.

We know these changes will be different and sometimes difficult, but we will do our best to ensure a smooth transition for your family, and to provide a safe and fun environment for your child(ren). We welcome your ideas, suggestions and feedback to help us build strong programs for youth. It is going to take ingenuity and creative solutions from all of us to move beyond the uncertainty of today and to build a better tomorrow.

About the Boys & Girls Club

About the Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club provides a safe haven for boys and girls when and where they need us most: every day after school and during the summer at three dedicated Club facilities on the North, South and East sides of St. Cloud.

Core Boys & Girls Club programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to reach their full potential. Based on the interests and needs of the youth we serve, Clubs offer diverse program activities in five areas:

  • Character & Leadership Development
  • Education & Career Development
  • Health & Life Skills
  • The Arts
  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation

The Boys & Girls Club is committed to filling the basic needs of children and youth, and that’s why we provide a daily snack and meal program at each of the three Clubs. Our participation in the State of Minnesota’s Summer Food Service Program and the CACFP during the school year enables us to serve nutritious snacks and meals five days a week for kids, effectively curbing hunger for Club kids in Central Minnesota. We also thank Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank/Feeding America, Jennie-O, and Pilgrims – Home of Gold’n Plump for their significant contributions to this worthwhile program.

Online registration for Club programs is closed at this time. Please check back as soon as you hear that it is safe for us to re-open programming for larger groups of youth. Thank you!

Register Online

Please download a copy of the Boys & Girls Club Parent handbook.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Boys & Girls Club is striving to providing an inclusive environment for children of all backgrounds (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, beliefs or ideologies) which will enable them to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

To that end we strive to the following objectives:

  • Ensure that our individual diversity and uniqueness is seen and understood as a strength;
  • Safeguard equality and equity during provision of services and allocation of resources across the organization structure of the Boys & Girls Club;
  • Achieve the full benefits of diversity through excellence and effective provision of services;
  • Offer reasonable accommodations in adherence to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to empower children to participate in our program.
  • Offer an appropriate setting and support for all participants by working together with parents, staff, schools, social service agencies and consultants
Weather Closing Procedures

Early dismissal:

If school is dismissed early due to severe weather, all Clubs will remain open until 4 p.m. Parents will be asked to pick up their children as soon as safely possible and no later than 4 p.m.

School cancellation (due to snow or extreme cold):

If school is canceled for the entire day, Clubs will not be open for Club programming. In the event school is canceled for the entire day, please make other child care arrangements.

After-school activities cancellation:

If after-school activities are canceled for the day, but school is NOT dismissed early, the three Clubs will remain open until 6 p.m. Please make arrangements in order to pick up your children no later than 6 p.m. so our staff can get home safely.

We suggest that you watch or listen to weather announcements when severe weather is moving into the Central Minnesota area. Our announcements are typically made on the following media:

  • NEW! Voice messages & texts from: (202)509-9796 (please add this number to your contacts as Boys & Girls Club SMS)
  • Facebook posts to @BGCMN
  • Weather notification at the top of our homepage: www.bgcmn.org
  • Emails sent to all affected sites
  • Emails and communication sent from the schools
  • Regent Broadcasting (WJON & 98 Country)
  • Leighton Broadcasting (KCLD, Wild 98.9 & More FM)
  • Tri-County Broadcasting (Rock’n 101)

*** If you are in need of child care services on days when the Boys & Girls Club is closed due to weather, please contact us at (320)252-7616 or click here to register your child for KIDSTOP. County child care assistance and scholarships are available.

Youth Arts Initiative

About the research

In 2014, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota embarked on an exciting arts learning journey in partnership with the Wallace Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Our organization was one of only three Boys & Girls Clubs in the nation to be selected to participate in the Youth Arts Initiative pilot program and implement the 10 Success Principles for High Quality Arts Programming, based on the Something to Say report. We selected four art forms based on youth feedback, including dance and fashion design at the Eastside Club, and visual arts and digital music and video production at the Southside Club. Professional artists with experience in youth development were hired to launch these programs, using only the 10 Success Principles as a framework for curriculum.

Four years after implementing the Youth Arts Initiative, Research for Action (RFA) found that each of the new programs met all the Something to Say principles. Among their achievements:

  • 96 to 100% of participants agreed that the professional teaching artists were very good at the art forms they taught.
  • 95 to 100% agreed that the teaching artist expected them to do their best.
  • 86 to 98% reported that studios made them excited about the art.
  • 89 to 97% felt safe in class.

Furthermore, RFA found that YAI participants keep going to the Club longer than other Club members, and they attend more often.  In fact, 48% of participants had a tenure of more than 2 years at the Club. Youth also reported experiencing opportunities for 21st century skill development frequently in their classes. Clearly, these statistics show that Youth Arts Initiative is making a substantial impact on the youth served – youth who would otherwise be unable to access high quality arts programming in our community, due to many barriers, including financial, transportation, lack of emotional safety, and more.

Click here to view the full report from Wallace Foundation, Raising the Barre and Stretching the Canvas.

About our arts programs

Visual Arts at the Southside Club – 1205 6th Avenue South, St. Cloud
Visual Arts at the Roosevelt Club – 345 30th Avenue North, St. Cloud

Generation Voice visual arts classes focus on building a strong foundation of 2-D design, drawing, color theory, vocabulary, art history, mixed media, and painting. Courses will end with a culminating event where artists can exhibit their works and practice their vocabulary when interpreting their works to others.

Digital Music & Video Production at the Southside Club – 1205 6th Avenue South, St. Cloud

Cloud Squad Digital Music& Video program focuses on using current technology to encourage youth to turn their love for music into a hobby or even a potential career in the music industry. Youth will learn to use programs like Garage Band to develop their own beats and produce their own music videos.

Dance at the Eastside Club – 320 Raymond Avenue North East, St. Cloud

Eastside Edge Dance Company focuses on creating well-rounded dance artists. Skill development classes consist of warm-ups, technique lessons, phrase-work, and composition activities; with a thoughtful balance between providing dancers with the technical tools of the art form, as well as a structured environment for creative expression.

Fashion Design at the Eastside Club – 320 Raymond Avenue North East, St. Cloud

Club Runway fashion design students will learn fashion design industry standards. Some techniques include illustration, draping, pattern-making, and sewing of the garments. We will also learn about different consumer markets and spotting trends with field trips to various department stores and getting to know types of material while shopping.

We invite you to tour Youth Arts Initiative programs to see these amazing studios for yourself and to learn more about how the Youth Arts Initiative is transforming lives. Please contact us at club@bgcmn.org or 320-252-7616 for more information.

 

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Questions?

For more information about the Youth Arts Initiative or to register your child for arts programming, please contact the Club at 320-252-7616 or Club@bgcmn.org.

Locations

Roosevelt Club

345 30th Avenue N, St. Cloud
320-257-5124
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Southside Club

1205 6th Avenue S, St. Cloud
320-251-4314
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Eastside Club

320 Raymond Avenue NE, St. Cloud
320-253-5159
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The Club’s Storm After-School

Sauk Rapids Middle School
901 1st St S, Sauk Rapids
320-257-5421
Open Monday – Friday from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. after school days only. This program is not open during the summer, and youth are encouraged to attend the Eastside Club.

Register Online for storm afterschool only