(Riverton, WY) – The brand new Boys & Girls Club of Riverton will be located inside Rendezvous Elementary and is slated to open on August 23rd, 2021.
Membership will be limited to 100 children and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Annual membership fees are $10/child. Program fees are still to be determined but no child will be turned away due to financial hardships.
Learn more about and tour the new Boys & Girls Club at an Open House Ice Cream Social to be held on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the playground entrance of Rendezvous Elementary. This event is free and open to the public.
A grassroots effort led by a group of community leaders partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming (BGCCW) based in Casper to raise the funds needed to open a Club at the beginning of the school year. The Club will serve kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Membership applications will be available in August.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming has over 50 years of service to youth, providing after-school and out-of-school care at 10 Club sites in four counties. Youth have access to growth opportunities, high yield learning activities, and relationship building focused on three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character and Citizenship.
Daily targeted programs like Power Hour assist Club members in completing homework and extend their school-day learning into the hands-on, experiential culture of the Club. Healthy Habits and SMART Moves help young people make healthy choices for their lives, not just in what they eat or how they stay physically healthy, but also in their social interactions and self-image. Programs such as Cowboy Ethics challenge youth to find their foundational values and live them in all of their endeavors.
In Riverton, this Club experience will be available to all youth, notwithstanding their familes’ financial situation, and will provide a safe, engaging place for youth while parents finish work, during school breaks, and even those sunny summer days when they can run, explore, and learn.
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