Letter: Boys & Girls Clubs fill vital role
Friday, November 4, 2011
Teen centers and clubs for grades one through five are wonderful places where kids and teens can work on homework, have fun in a safe environment, and have a snack that is included in their membership. The Oct. 12 Columbian online story “New Fruit Valley development hosts teen Boys & Girls Club” describes the new addition to the Vancouver area. Boys & Girls Clubs are a great addition to communities because they allow parents to know their children are going somewhere safe after school. These clubs are also a fun and exciting place to be with great staff that plan exiting activities everyday.
After working at the Boys & Girls Club in Southwest Washington this summer, I have seen how great these clubs are. This is why there is a need for more Boys & Girls Clubs for children in grades one through 12 during the school year as well as the summers. Funding is essential for more clubs.