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Jul 15, 2019

Avoiding the Summer Slump

Summer is a busy time at the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County. We provide a 10-week Summer Blast program designed to help our members maintain strong academic skills, engage in more outdoor play, and enjoy special field trips and events. Academic success continues to be a focus area for both locations. Each day members spend time in the learning center, computer lab, or STEM lab to work on academic fundamentals especially reading. We know the summer is often a time of regression in academics, therefore, we work to help members maintain and improve in these areas. Thanks to donor support we have been able to purchase a 3-d printer, new books, additional licenses for the reading software, and more engaging games. The kids are loving the Summer Blast program and we are happy to see a solid mix of learning, problem-solving, interactive play, and creativity.

Jun 24, 2019

STEAMbotics and Summer Blast!

Our members are enjoying added STEAMbotics activities during our Summer Blast camp which runs through August 10th. In addtition to Lego Camp (introduction to robotics), we are now offering a program specifically for our younger, female club members, ages 6-9, called Girl Engineer. This 4 week program (ran twice over the summer) is based on the book "Rosie Revere, Engineer" by Beaty Roberts. 

We are also offering a program called "Think Like an Engineer" during the summer. This program is specifically for members ages 10 and up and involves fun competitions in which members work to contruct the tallest tower, build a paper roller coaster, create a water filtration system and so much more. 

We love seeing the kids learning new concepts, working together and improving innovation. We are grateful for Global Giving's continued support which allows us to expand programs, especially during the summer. 

Apr 17, 2019

Active members continue to advance

Art time!
Art time!

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County offer over 30 different programs built around our core beliefs of providing a safe place to learn and grow, edifying ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, and engaging in life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. In response to the increasing need for holistic support, BGCSTC, in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, implemented highly effective programming in five core areas: 1) Character and Leadership Development; 2) Education and Career Development; 3) Health and Life Skills; 4) Sports, Fitness, and Recreation; and 5) Arts.

Currently, more than 1,300 at-risk youth take advantage of the programs, activities, and services provided through BGCSTC each year. Our vision is to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenships, and living a healthy lifestyle. Daily access to a broad range of programs drives positive outcomes for youth and reinforces necessary life skills. Local need, available resources, and the interests of youth help determine the mix of youth development programs.

Learning in the computer lab
Learning in the computer lab

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