Uncertain, scary, adjusting to a new normal ...We are a community of people who continue to serve our children and families.
This is not a grant update I ever anticipated sending. Please know, we continue to be committed to our mission and to our children.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County are:
Staff who are leaving their own families to come sanitize units, shop for critical supplies, prepare activity kits, and feed our member families.
Youth Development Professionals who are providing daily emotional support and tangible resources to children and families, reminding us all that those in poverty are hit exponentially harder in a crisis like this.
Prevention staff who are connecting services and resources for children of all ages and their families, at a time when anxiety is through the roof and family tensions are high. Unit Directors who are working to support staff and provide additional opportunities for our hourly employees understanding they are facing financial loss.
Administrative team members working behind the scenes to support all of us.
Board of Directors who are donating backpacks, food, personal hygiene items and learning materials to further support our families.
I am incredibly proud of our community.
For now, our units are closed in accordance with COVID-19 recommendations. We will do our part to keep our community, staff, and children safe. We look forward to hearing the sounds of laughter, love, and learning again soon.
Our STEAMbotics Academy and FIRST Robotics teams have been busy! We are proud to report we recently participated in STEM Day at the Missouri State Capitol. Members spent the day meeting with lawmakers, displaying and showcasing the program as well as two robotics, and sharing the impact of the program. We also received a grant from Bayer for additional program support and are very grateful for the continued committment to STEM.
One of our Junior Staff members, who is the team captain of one of FIRST teams, was recently recognized by the St. Charles County Economic Development Center at their STEM Breakfast.
In addition, our teams are participating the annual FIRST Robotics Competition over the next three days which is held at St. Louis University. Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County covers all these competition costs thanks to support from our donors and community partners. Thank you for enlarge their world in a meaningful way!
Jan 6, 2020
Your support helps our kids succeed.
By Karen Englert - Director of Resource Development
When we look back at 2019, we were able to provide numerous high-need services/programs for our members including:
Over 80,000 meals/snacks served at no additional cost to families
100% of members completed homework at our locations
83% of members demonstrated improved decision-making skills related to substance use prevention
More than this, we maintained a high level of programs to support our members in all areas: academics, physical activity, emotional well-being, and social skills. We know that no single service can do the trick and are proud to provide comprehensive, wrap-around services for our 1,000 members.
Thank you for helping us have another successful 2019 and cheers to 2020.