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October 2, 2017
The clubs are in!


Two boys reading togetherStop by RJE Middle School or Greenway High School any day after school and you’ll see a laughing group of kids working on projects together, smaller teams working with a tutor on their homework, or exploring leadership skills, thanks to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway.

Boys and Girls Clubs are dedicated to transforming the lives of young people, ensuring that success is within reach of every youth who enters their doors. These centers opened the doors on the first day of school and have served a combined average of approximately 110 students per night between the two sites. Intended for youth ages 6 through 18, the out-of-school programs will be open every day after school until 8:00 pm and are scheduled to be open 10:30 am - 5:30 pm on weekdays when school isn’t in session.

Both sites have been awarded a grant to enrich their programs. ISD 318 School District and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway are excited to be the recipients of a federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) Grant through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). 

21CCLC programs provide opportunities for academic enrichment, particularly for students attending low-performing schools; offer supplemental services such as youth development programs, after school activities, health and wellness education, and counseling; and help families of students served by the centers become more involved in their children’s education. 

The experience includes:
  • A safe place to learn, grow and be themselves
  • Supportive relationships with caring, trained, professional adults
  • Opportunities and expectations, including access to programs that build skills for success in school, good character and confidence, and healthy relationships
  • Recognition, including the Youth of the Year Celebration
  • Fun, including unique Club activities
Membership fees are just $10 per year and applications are available at www.bgcnorth.org/grg, the 318 Administrative Services Building, Greenway Schools, or the RJE Middle School office. When school is out, the clubs are in!