With summer winding down, Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is looking ahead the cooler days of fall and the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

And for the more than 1,000 members served each year, back to school time also means back to the Club; enrollment in BGC’s after-school program is now open.

“We are excited to wrap up our Summer Program and start planning for the school year,” said Director of Operations Tyler Hudson. “Parents can expect the same great hands-on learning programs, homework help and fun for their children, along with a few new programs along the way.”

BGC will once again offer afterschool programming – starting on the first day of school – at all Sedalia elementary schools, The CLUB (those who attend Sedalia Middle School and Smith-Cotton Junior High School), Cole Camp, Dresden, Green Ridge, La Monte, Leeton and Smithton schools. Before-school care will only be available at Parkview Elementary. Programs include homework help, robotics and coding, games, arts, science experiments, outside play, service projects and more. Cost is $5 per day or $20 for the week, or $2 per day for teen members.

“This year will be especially fun because it coincides with the Boys & Girls Club’s 60th anniversary,” Hudson said. “Each month all Club Sites will have a special ‘1960 Day’ to learn a little about our history and allow our members to join in on special projects.”

Parents and guardians interested in enrolling their child in the afterschool program must fill out a new membership packet, even if their child attended during the Summer Program or last school year. Packets are available at www.bgckids.com. Staff members will also be on-hand during all school’s Back To School/Open House nights to answer any questions. There is no wait list for BGC programming; parents may sign their child up at any time.

“We are thrilled to be kicking off our sixth decade of providing high-quality care when school is not in session and look forward to seeing all our returning and new members,” Hudson said.

For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri or its after-school program, call the Club at 826-8331 or go to www.bgckids.com

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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