Boys and Girls Club’s mission is to help youngsters

by Marie Rodriguez

The Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club is continually impacting the lives of young human beings within the community; according to its govt director, Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club Executive Director, Ben Shuman appeared before the commission on Monday to talk about the services it presents.

Last week, the fee passed a decision recognizing National Boys and Girls Club Week in Wood County.

”The mission of the Boys and Girls club is we’re right here for the youngsters in our community to ensure they become efficient people and have a brilliant course to their destiny,” Shuman said.

The organization has around 1,000 children be part of the club every 12 months, Shuman stated. On any given day, eighty-100 kids are at the membership all through after-school time.

Around ninety percent of these kids come from Wood County.

Over the summertime, as soon as college is out, they anticipate being serving around two hundred children on each day foundation. They can be open 8 a.M. To 6 p.M. For the duration of that point.

From eight:30 a.M. To ten:30 a.M. The club will be doing mastering-loss-prevention work, called Summer Brain Gain, so the children do now not fall behind when they go back to school inside the fall.

”(Some kids) see a 2-three month grade level decline at some stage in the summer months,” Shuman said. ”If we are able to keep them on par so they don’t lose something. We attempt to do it in intensive and fingers on exciting methods.”

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